Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Public History Review, an international peer reviewed journal, is concerned with nature and forms of public history: with ideas as to what constitutes the ‘public’ in history making, with the means by which history is communicated to a range of audiences and with the ways in which the past operates in the present. The journal provides a forum for historians working heritage, museums, government departments, the media, schools, as freelances and in other areas of the culture to pursue issues and reflect on practice, comment on historical representations or extend our knowledge of public history as a field of study. Contributions from others such as archaeologists, conservation and landscape architects and curators on history-related matters are also encouraged. The journal also aims to engage academic historians more fully with the concerns of the public and public history work. It also seeks to articulate creative tensions between theory and practice.

We welcome reviewers! If you would like to review works for Public History Review please email the Journal Editor Paul.Ashton@uts.edu.au to state your interest.


Section Policies

Editorial Welcome

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Articles (refereed)

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Non-refereed Articles

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Archives, Memory and Place from the Canberra Perspective

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Peer Review Process

All articles submitted to Public History Review are reviewed by two independent peer referees who are qualified experts in the subject field. Authors and reviewers remain anonymous. Reviewers' recommendations are taken into consideration by the editors in determining publication and revisions.


Publication Frequency

Public History Review publishes at least one volume per year. Journal items are published collectively, as part of an issue with its own table of contents. Special issues of the journal are also published. These are compiled by guest editors by arrangement.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to all of it content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. For more information on this approach, see the Public Knowledge Project, which has designed this system to improve the scholarly and public quality of research, and which freely distributes the journal system as well as other software to support the open access publishing of scholarly resources.



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Public History Review has a mandate to publish a broad range of work in the diverse field of public history by authors in different career stages.



The views expressed in this journal are those of the authors and do not, and should not, be considered representative of Public History Review or UTS ePRESS or the University of Technology, Sydney.