Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review Policy

A journal devoted to review essays, Reviews in American History does not typically publish original research. RAH’s editors solicit almost every essay that's published in the journal. Our submission and publication policies and practices do not lend themselves to peer review. Our process is as follows:

The editor-in-chief edits every submitted essay, as does the journal's managing editor. The editor-in-chief desk-rejects some essays if they are unsuitable for the journal or of insufficient quality. Those essays that are not desk-rejected—the vast majority of essays submitted to the journal—receive an initial edit in the editorial office. Edited essays are sent back to the authors for any changes. The editors then re-read all of the essays and send the authors proofs for review. In some rare instances, we ask a member of our editorial board to do an additional editorial review. The time from submission to review to publication varies, but it's almost never more than six months or so.