Open Access Policy

Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

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Review Process

All articles and essays are double blind peer reviewed. Authors will receive feedback from the reviewers through the editors as soon as possible. We ask that all authors thoroughly copyedit and proofread any materials they submit, and we will return material without further editing until this has been accomplished. The editors, in consultation with blind peer reviewers, will supervise all changes necessary for publication. All acceptances are conditional upon completion of all changes deemed necessary by the editors. All decisions by the reviewers are final. Conflicts between reviewers, author, and/or other parties will be resolved by the meeting of editors. If you have questions or concerns about the review process, please contact the Editors.

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Submission Guidelines

Authors are encouraged to use the journal's Submission Form to submit their papers. Alternately, submissions may be emailed to the Editors at as an attached file saved in Microsoft Word (.docx) format. In the body of the e-mail message, include current contact information and a two- or three-sentence biography. Authors will receive an e-mail confirming submission receipt and readability. Authors are asked to submit a 150-250 abstract and up to 6 keywords with their manuscript.

Submitted manuscripts should be prepared according to the following style requirements:

  • Times New Roman font, size 12, double-spaced, 1-inch margins on all the sides, and full justification.
  • Indent the first word of each paragraph by 1/2 inch, and number all pages consecutively, putting page numbers in the bottom center.
  • Phrases and isolated words in languages other than English should be italicized.
  • Figures, tables, and photos should be inserted into the manuscript at the time of submission and should be appropriately titled, sourced, and numbered consecutively.
  • Use full citation footnotes; do not include a bibliography or reference list.
  • Footnotes should be brief and numbered consecutively throughout the text.
  • The entire manuscript should not exceed 25 pages, including tables and notes.
  • Consult the latest edition of Chicago Manual of Style for all other style issues.
  • Manuscripts not adhering to the requirements will be returned to the author for revision.

If you have questions or concerns about the submission guidelines, please .

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Copyright & Licensing Terms

All papers published in Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Authors retain all copyrights without restrictions, and agree to the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license for their work as a condition of publication.

End users' rights under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license are outlined here. For all other purposes, permission must be obtained from the author.

Copyright and licensing terms for Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History are registered with Sherpa Romeo.

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Plagiarism Policy

Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History may use Similarity Check, a multi-publisher initiative, to selectively screen article submissions for originality. Similarity Check uses the iThenticate software, which checks submissions against millions of published research papers (the Similarity Check database), documents on the web, and other relevant sources. These submitted papers are not retained in the Similarity Check system after they have been checked. Read more at Crossref's Similarity Check & Researchers page.

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Charges & Fees

Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History levies no submission charges, or charges or fees for publication of accepted articles.

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Digital Archiving

Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History is preserved using CLOCKSS, a leading preservation archive that guarantees persistent access to journal content for the very long term. Articles also receive Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) through Crossref to ensure they can always be found.

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