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Modern American History features scholarly articles on the history of the United States since the 1890s. It welcomes work from scholars representing every sub-discipline of this expansive field, and showcases in particular research that straddles the methods of more than one subfield or otherwise bridges traditional divides. The journal also publishes substantial review essays, forums, and other special features.



Why publish with Modern American History?


Reach a broad audience

Research published in Modern American History reaches a large and diverse community of readers looking for ways to connect across the many different subfields that make up the study of the recent American past.

Benefit from a supportive editorial process

The peer review process for Modern American History is rigorous but also personalized and constructive. Not all articles are selected for the peer review process, but authors whose work is accepted can expect clear communication and direction as well as high levels of editorial care.

Enjoy timely publication

We publish and promote articles individually online ahead of print, meaning articles go into production as soon as they are accepted and are published as soon as they are ready. The print issue follows after.

Enhance your work with dynamic, multimedia material

We place great value on original, well-argued, and compelling historical writing. We also seek to use the technology available to us to supplement that writing with dynamic, multimedia material wherever it’s helpful to do so. This includes high-res images, video, audio and datasets.

Keep control of your research

Modern American History authors retain their copyright. They do not need to seek permission from the publisher to reuse their work in their future publications, and they benefit from flexible Open Access policies that comply with all known funding body requirements.



If you have a manuscript that might be suitable for Modern American History we would be glad to hear from you. All the information you need to submit is available in the 'Information for Contributors' document. If you have any further questions or would like to submit a manuscript please contact the editorial office at mahist@bu.edu.

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