Journalism History seeks articles on topics related to the full scope of mass communication history, which may discuss individuals, institutions, or events. The journal features manuscripts that provide fresh approaches and a new, significant understanding about a topic in its broader context, as well as topical essays, especially if they contain clear theses with supporting documentation.  In addition to content about traditional journalism, Journalism History welcomes submissions with historical angles on visual communication, public relations, advertising, scholastic journalism, media diversity, sports media, the business of journalism, media technology, oral history, media law and ethics, and documentaries. We also encourage cross-disciplinary and global collaboration so that the content of the journal increasingly reflects media history outside of U.S. borders and across disciplines.

Before submitting articles, authors should pay careful attention to the style of writing published in the journal, as well as the maximum length of articles and the interests of scholars in previous issues.

  • Articles for Journalism History should be double spaced and no more than 25 pages, not including notes and graphics/photographs.
  • Format-Free Submission. Authors may submit a paper in any scholarly format for initial submission. References may be in any standard citation style as long as it is applied consistently with all entries tied to a corresponding in-text citation.
  • If accepted, the manuscript must be revised to follow the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) as a condition of publication.
  • Editors and reviewers place a premium on the clarity and readability of each manuscript in addition to the author’s ability to follow the suggested mechanics of scholarly writing.
  • Corresponding editors referee manuscripts anonymously, and authors usually receive notification regarding the status of their article within two months of submission.
  • Authors must also submit a 130-150 word abstract along with a two-sentence biographical note.

How to Submit

Journalism History receives all manuscript submissions electronically via the Taylor & Francis submission portal.

If you have an account for another Taylor & Francis journal, such as Journalism Practice, your same login would apply. If this is your first time on this platform, you will need to create a new account.

Statement for use in promotion and tenure packets
Journalism History is the official academic journal of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s History Division. AEJMC is the leading international academic organization in our discipline. Google Scholar Metrics assigns the journal an H5-Index of 4. This is a leading journal in the important disciplinary subset of journalism history. Journalism History is the oldest peer-reviewed journal of mass media history in the United States.