History Journal

Sonoma State History Journal Seeking Submissions. Call for submission here! Watch this video to know the benefits of submitting.


Due to the coronavirus crisis, this year's journal will be online only, and includes not only scholarly work but also an archive of primary sources related to the crisis, generated by the editorial team.

Check out this special online edition of the Spring 2020 History Journal!


The History Journal at Sonoma State University is a collection of student work on historical topics published at the end of every school year.  The editorial team, under the direction of Professor Amy Kittelstrom, meets as a class to compile, edit, and publish the journal.  The group works together to cover all aspects of scholarly journal publication, including management, editing, setting up and implementing an anonymous review system, selection of manuscripts, layout, budgeting, production, sales, and distribution.  The final result is an academic journal authored and edited by the students themselves, for the purpose of furthering knowledge and appreciation of history.

The History Journal invites members of the student body to submit a piece they have written of any genre or style- for example, essays, poetry, and artwork- that includes a historical component relating to the theme.  Whatever the creative vehicle, the editorial team is eager to accept works for what is sure to be a remarkable publication.

Please contact Professor Amy Kittelstrom for further information.