Journalism History

Journalism History is published four times a year by the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, with the support of the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Information for Contributors

Journalism History seeks articles on topics related to the full scope of mass communication history. They may discuss individuals, institutions, or events. Manuscripts which provide fresh approaches and new, significant understanding about a topic in its broader context are especially sought. The journal also will consider topical essays, particularly if they are clearly argued and well supported with documentation. Authors are encouraged to pay careful attention to the style, maximum length of articles, and publishing interests of the journal prior to submitting manuscripts. Articles for Journalism History should be no more than 6,500 words in length, not including notes. Note citations should follow the text and conform to the Chicago Manual of Style. Detailed and complete documentation in notes is important. A high premium is placed on a manuscript’s clarity and readability as well as whether it follows the style manual.

Authors should submit four copies of their work and include a cover letter listing their address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Manuscripts are anonymously refereed by the corresponding editors, with authors usually notified within about two months of whether their work has been accepted. When a manuscript has been accepted, which is usually contingent on changes being made, authors are requested to submit a hard copy of it, as well as a copy on an IBM Word disk. They also are required to submit an abstract of about 10 lines in length along with a two-sentence biographical note. The journal also likes to run a black and white head shot of authors if this is available.

Online Availability

An increasing number of issues are available through both Pro Quest and EBSCO-CMMC. The EBSCO collection is the larger of the two beginning with Volume 11, No. 1, Spring and Summer 1984. The Pro Quest collection begins at Volume 16, Numbers 1-2, Spring 1989.


Manuscripts should be sent to:
Patrick S. Washburn
Journalism History
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Ohio UniversityAthens,
Ohio 45701-2979
Tel: 740-593-2593
Fax: 740-593-2592

Assistant Editor
Joseph P. Bernt,
Ohio University

Book Review Editor
Janice Hume, University of Georgia