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Focus and Scope

The Virginia Tech Undergraduate Historical Review publishes articles written by undergraduate students on a range of historical topics. These articles include a historiographical section which details how other historians have approached similar topics. Authors develop an original argument using a wide base of primary sources. There are no restrictions on acceptable time periods or historical topics.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content  publically available.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.



The Virginia Tech Undergraduate Historical Review released its first issue in the Spring of 2012 under the supervision of Dr. Robert Stephens. Since its inception, the goal of the editorial team has been to seek out the best undergraduate research in history and disseminate it to a wider audience. In order to help students experience the publishing process, submissions are typically reviewed in multiple rounds and authors are given detailed feedback to help them revise their essays to their fullest potential. Although the journal began with a focus on giving the opportunity for publishing to Virginia Tech students, within the last three years the opportunity to submit has expanded to regional institutions on the east coast. The editorial team is looking forward to expanding further in the future!

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