The Aberdeen Historical Review is an undergraduate journal based in the University of Aberdeen History Society. Founded and managed by undergraduate students, AHR publishes first-class essays, covering different fields of history from medieval through to modern periods that features a variety of historical approaches. This open access journal publishes bi-annual issues in the autumn and spring.
The Aberdeen Historical Review aims to support and advance the progression of first-class scholarship in the Undergraduate History Programme beyond a given course. As a member of
the Society of Undergraduate Humanities Publications (SUHP), the AHR editorial board invites contributors to present a version of their articles at annual online interdisciplinary SUHP conferences. These activities integrate undergraduate students in the University’s 2040 vision of enhancing international networks, inclusivity, and research innovation.
The Aberdeen Historical Review welcomes the submission of first-class essays on historical subjects for the consideration of publication. Submissions of first-class (A1-A5) essays between 2,500 and 5,000 words (including footnotes) in length must originate from a history course at levels three or four. Authors are encouraged to apply any recommended revisions from the first and second markers’ feedback and remove any identifying details (names, student identification numbers, or email addresses) from their essay in a MS Word format before submission. Markers’ reports will not be shared with the editorial board. Complete submissions include the course title, name of the course co-ordinator, final grade on the essay. Three members of the editorial board will review submissions in the first instance and then assign two blind peer-reviews. A standardised form that outlines clear criteria for publication guides this peer-review process. Faculty advisors will ensure the professional and constructive tone of these standardised reviews and editorial decisions on publication before they are shared with the author. In addition to satisfying requests for revision, the author will be expected to apply the AHR Style Guide before publication (not necessary for submission).
Authors retain copyrights of accepted essays for publication in the Aberdeen Historical Review, which will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY 4.0). This license permits authors to publish their articles elsewhere with an acknowledgement that it was first published by AHR. Summitted essays will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. Those involved in editing this journal will comply with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for ‘data subject rights’ that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design.
The Aberdeen Historical Review editorial board is comprised of current level four students. Following the progression of the Undergraduate History Programme, future editorial boards will be elected from the peer-review board, which consists of ten level three students. Newly elected editorial boards will appoint ten peer-reviewers from an open call for applications each spring. The succession peer-reviewers to the editorial board fosters continuity in the management and presentation of the journal. Given the circumstances of launching the first issue of AHR, the founding editorial board and peer-review board did not follow this appointment process. The founding editorial board will announce a call for applications from current level two students to join the peer-review board this spring.
Signe Olesen (class of '22)
Jitka Drahotska (class of '22)
Annika Palosaari (class of '22)
Margarita Cherednikova (class of '22)
Davide Lamparelli (class of '22)
Dr Bradford Bow
Abbie Morrice (class of '22)
Adam Christian (class of '22)
Benjamin Morgan (class of '22)
Jack Boag (class of '22)
Jakub Ivanecky (class of '22)
Jakub Pisarski (class of '22)
Julie Mikkelsen (class of '22)
Leo Franks (class of '22)
Meret Meister (class of '22)
Michael Bryce (class of '22)
Lena Kammerer (class of '23)
Students graduating in 2022/23 are encouraged
to apply in September 2021 for positions of peer reviewers.
The Aberdeen Historical Review is thrilled to announce its affiliation
with the Society of Undergraduate Humanities Publications.
The SUHP gathers more than 50 other undergraduate publications
produced at prestigious universities on both sides of the Atlantic.
Visit the SUHP website here
for inspiration and research opportunities.
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