History Matters

Call for Papers

My name is Lindsay Bookout and I am the Editor-in-Chief of HISTORY MATTERS, Appalachian State University’s Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research.  HISTORY MATTERS offers students who are interested in history the unique opportunity to be published while still completing their undergraduate degrees.  Created by a history student who felt that he had no outlet to publish his research, HISTORY MATTERS is dedicated to recognizing top student work in all historic fields and familiarizing students with the publishing process.

In our mission to find the best undergraduate research, we accept roughly ten percent of the papers that we receive over the course of the fall and winter semesters.  We then publish these selected papers in an online journal every May.  No paper is published without undergoing a thorough editorial process, which includes the input of distinguished professors from several history departments.

Last year, we received over 110 submissions from colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and Australia.  We ask you to inform your students about this opportunity and encourage them to submit their research to the Spring 2014 edition of HISTORY MATTERS.  Our deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014.

Interested students should contact the editors at histmatt@appstate.edu.  They are free to email in their research as soon as they are ready to do so.

Please feel free to visit our website at www.historymatters.appstate.edu for more information and to access past issues.  We look forward to working with you, your department, and especially your undergraduates.



Lindsay Bookout


History Matters

Appalachian State University


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