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About This Journal

Statement of Purpose:

Swarthmore Undergraduate History Journal is a peer-reviewed, faculty-approved, student run research publication that seeks to encourage undergraduate scholarship on diverse subjects. We uphold publishing ethics and are committed to the integrity of academic research. This journal is also specifically inclusive of historical narratives often overlooked in mainstream scholarship, and allows for the submission of interdisciplinary articles so long as the focus remains historical.


This journal uses Creative Commons licensing to allow the works published here to be accessible to the most amount of people. Creative Commons is a form of public copyright licensing which allows free distribution of a work with the requirement of citation. This means that anyone is able to download and use a published work as a source or reference as long as the publication and author is cited. This is the most common form of copyright for undergraduate journal publications, and allows for the widest distribution of scholarship.


Our review process is a double-blind peer-review by our trained group of student editors. After a submission is approved, individual editors complete their reviews which they then bring to the larger group of editors for approval. After the submission and edits are cleared by the staff and the author, the article is sent to a senior faculty advisor who offers comments and suggestions. Then, the final product is published to our site, and will be included in our cohesive publication at the end of the academic year.