Editorial Guidelines

The Public Historian, the quarterly journal sponsored by the National Council on Public History and the University of California, Santa Barbara with the support of Rutgers University, Camden, and published by the University of California Press, is the voice of the public history movement. It emphasizes original research, fresh conceptualization, and new viewpoints. The journal’s contents reflect the considerable diversity of approaches to the definition and practice of public history.

Authors and reviewers can access descriptions of editorial policies and guidelines for manuscript submission and for writing reviews at the links below. TPH does not accept unsolicited reviews. To volunteer suggest a publication or project for review, contact [email protected] To volunteer to be a reviewer, fill out our reviewer application and indicate what sorts of work you are willing to review.

Editorial Policy

Manuscript Submission Policy

Peer Review Guidelines, Research Article

Peer Review Guidelines, Report from the Field

Book Review Guidelines

Exhibit and Museum Review Guidelines

Film and Media Review Guidelines

Digital History Project Review Guidelines

Podcast and Blog Review Guidelines