The WHA has several outlets for publication, including the Journal of World History, the World History Bulletin, and the WHA-affiliated publications World History Connected and Middle Ground.
Journal of World History
Devoted to historical analysis from a global point of view, the Journal of World History features a range of comparative and cross-cultural scholarship and encourages research on forces that work their influences across cultures and civilizations. Themes examined include large-scale population movements and economic fluctuations; cross-cultural transfers of technology; the spread of infectious diseases; long-distance trade; and the spread of religious faiths, ideas, and ideals. Individual subscription is by membership in the World History Association; subscribers’ access to the JWH on line is via the members’ area of this site.
Manuscripts should be addressed to:
Editor, Journal of World History
Department of History
University of Hawai’i at Manoa
2530 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822-2383
United States of America
Please submit two printed copies of each manuscript along with electronic copy. All text, including quotations and footnotes, should be double-spaced with generous margins. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively and should appear in a separate section at the end of the article. Manuscripts should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003). Manuscripts and other materials will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Books for review should be addressed to the Book Review Editor, Journal of World History, at the same address.
World History Bulletin
The World History Bulletin is a biannual, fully peer-reviewed publication of the World History Association. Featuring short-form essays (roughly 1,500–3,000 words in length), the Bulletin is a forum devoted to raising interesting questions, stimulating lively debate, and engaging with all aspects of world historical scholarship including pedagogy, research, and theory. Topics may include any period or geographic focus in history. Pedagogical materials such as syllabi or assignments are welcome, as are reviews of books or other scholarly works.
Submissions for the World History Bulletin should be in Microsoft Word or similar electronic format, and should follow the style guidelines of the Journal of World History described above. Please address any submissions or inquiries to editor ad interim Ian Fletcher <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Historians and disciplinarily allied scholars interested in guest-editing a selection of essays on a particular theme are strongly encouraged to contact the editor.
Back issues of the World History Bulletin are available for download.
World History Connected
World History Connected, a journal of world history teaching, gladly welcomes submissions including (a) essays on the state of the field; (b) topical overviews which cross regional boundaries to examine such issues as gender, technology, demography, social structure, or political legitimacy; (c) scholarship which rigorously engages global themes; (d) evaluation of curriculum; and (e) “point–counterpoint” essays presenting two or more perspectives on contentious issues. We are also looking for scholars to review recently published titles in the field of world history.
All submissions are double-blind peer reviewed. To submit an article, please send an abstract or completed essay to editor Marc Jason Gilbert <email@example.com>. For matters of style and format, please follow the guidelines outlined in the style sheet. Deadlines are as follows: 15 July for the fall issue, 15 November for the winter, and 15 March for the spring.
Middle Ground Journal
The Middle Ground Journal is a peer-reviewed academic journal for everyone with an interest in world history, including students. In particular, the journal, which is edited by members of the Midwest World History Association, seeks to serve as the shared, common space between world history in the K–12 institutions and world history in the colleges and universities. Middle Ground invites submissions of articles and essays as well as nonfiction, fiction, film, and television reviews. It also publishes reviews of textbooks and reflective presentations of teaching materials. Submissions will be accepted on a continual basis. Please see the journal’s site for the submission guidelines. All enquiries should be directed to the chief editor, Professor Hong-Ming Liang <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
H-WORLD is the primary listserv for the world history community and fosters discussion and news items of interest to the community. To post to H-WORLD, please send your information to editor Christoph Strobel <email@example.com>.