History in the Making

Submission Guidelines


The student editorial board of History in the Making, A Journal of History invites undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni to submit primary source based scholarly papers related to the field of history for review. We welcome research papers, portions of senior or master's theses, historiographical essays, scholarly book reviews, public history exhibit reviews, historical film reviews, photographic essays, original artwork for the cover, archive reviews, and edited oral histories from all students, regardless of major course of study.

History in the Making is an award-winning annual publication of the California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) Alpha Delta Nu Chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society and is sponsored by the History Department and Instructionally Related Programs at CSUSB. Issues are published at the end of the spring quarter online and in print. The journal is student-reviewed and edited.

Authors interested in submitting an article should expect to submit their work by early January of each year to be included in the annual volume which is published in the Spring.

Call for Papers

The editorial board is now collecting submissions for Volume 17 (2024).

Please submit:

  • Original historical research papers
  • Exhibition reviews
  • Edited oral histories
  • Historiographical essays
  • Scholarly book reviews
  • Travel essays
  • Photographic essay proposals

We are looking for a broad range of papers on historical topics for the upcoming volume. We are especially interested in original, primary-source based research papers that explore any historical topic.
Students who have written papers for HIST 5940 or honors papers are encouraged to submit their papers.