The Utah Historical Review Call for Student Papers

The Utah Historical Review is pleased to announce our annual call for papers.

The Utah Historical Review is a yearly history journal published by the University of Utah's chapter of the National History Honors Society.

All undergraduates, graduate students, alumni, and faculty from Utah institutions of higher learning are encouraged to submit papers and book reviews of historical significance to the journal for publication. As historians we cover a wide array of topics of human interest, including cultural, social, political, economic, religious, and technological issues. We encourage submissions from students in disciplines outside of history so long as those submissions help explain historical events or human phenomena.

Published articles will be available to the public both online at and through a 250-page US trade paperback version. During the last three years the journal has included papers written by students from Brigham Young University, Salt Lake Community College, the University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, and Weber State University.

The journal will have the following sections:

  • Undergraduate Papers:
    • Underclassmen: Papers from freshmen and sophomores.
    • Upperclassmen: Papers from juniors, seniors and those who have just completed their degrees.
  • Graduate Papers: Both Masters and PhD students are represented.
  • History Professionals: Faculty and those who work in history professions are invited to submit work.
  • Book Reviews: Reviews of books published within the last 24 months which deal with historical topics.

Utah Historical Review seeks to encourage and promote history scholarship on all academic levels; therefore, we seek to publish quality papers from graduate students, upper-classmen, and lower-classmen. We evaluate papers by taking into account the level of academic experience the student-writer has attained.

UHR will be hosting a workshop for students from all Utah colleges and universities who are interested in participating in this year's journal – either as authors or editors. Attendance is not mandatory for participation; however, it will be very helpful. The workshop will be held on November 8th, 2013 at 12 PM in room 101 of the Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building at the University of Utah (CTIHB 101).

Abstract Deadline

March 1, 2014

More Information and Abstract Submissions: 
Utah Historical Review

Editorial Positions Available

The journal is looking for college students to join our editorial team. To qualify for one of these positions the candidate must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Be an enrolled student (graduate or undergraduate) in an institution of higher education within the state of Utah.
  • Completion of Writing 2010 (or equivalent lower division writing course) with A- or better grade.
  • Have at least 12 credit hours of college-level history courses.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and 3.3 in history courses.
  • Have access to an internet connected computer, MS Word and email.
  • Have familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style.

Associate Editor

Associate Editors assist the editor and section editors in reading and evaluating the articles, and assist the Editor and Managing Editor in revising articles as needed. Students who successfully complete assignment as an Associate Editor will be invited back next year for a position as Editor.

Layout Editor

The Layout Editor will work with the Managing Editor to plan the overall look of the publication, including cover, sections and individual articles. The position is responsible for formatting individual articles for publication after editing has been completed.

Graphic Designer

The Graphic Designer will work with Layout Editor and Managing Editor to design graphics for use in the publication and on the website (not required to meet GPA or credit hour requirements).

To apply for any of these positions, please visit and complete the application/test found there.

Cover Design Contest

Design the cover for our print journal and win a copy of the journal, a T-shirt and a publishing credit. We are seeking designs that speak to the unique qualities of Utah and/or elicit a strong connection to the discipline of history.

Designs for both front and back of the journal should be formatted for 6 x 9 inches at 100 dpi for initial submission. Final design will need to be at 600 dpi quality. Any images used in your design must either be owned by you or in the public domain.

Send your cover submission before April 1st to