Journal of World History

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ISSN: 1045-6007
E-ISSN: 1527-8050
Frequency: Quarterly

The Journal of World History publishes research into historical questions requiring the investigation of evidence on a global, comparative, cross-cultural, or transnational scale. It is devoted to the study of phenomena that transcend the boundaries of single states, regions, or cultures, such as large-scale population movements, long-distance trade, cross-cultural technology transfers, and the transnational spread of ideas. Individual subscription is by membership in the World History Association.

World History Association

Sponsored by the World History Association and the Department of History, College of Arts, Languages & Letters, University of Hawai‘i

The journal editorial office is hosted by Weber State University.

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Book series: Perspectives on the Global Past

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  • Editorial Board
  • Editor

    Matthew P. Romaniello, Weber State University

    Editorial Assistant

    R.L. Hughes, University of Hawai‘i

    Editorial Board

    Alison Bashford, University of New South Wales

    Roger B. Beck, Eastern Illinois University, Emeritus

    Antoinette Burton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Li Chen, University of Toronto

    Prasenjit Duara, Duke University

    Ross Dunn, San Diego State University, Emeritus

    Sarah Easterby-Smith, St. Andrews University

    Felicia Gottman, Northumbria University

    Lee Seung-Joon, National University of Singapore

    Paula Michaels, Monash University

    Laura Mitchell, University of California, Irvine

    Ruth Mostern, University of Pittsburgh

    Benjamin Reilly, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

    Giorgio Riello, European Institute in Florence

    Leila Rupp, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Lise Sedrez, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janiero

    Glenda Sluga, University of Sydney

    Eric Tagliacozzo, Cornell University

    Kerry Ward, Rice University

    Merry Wiesner-Hanks, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    Ali Yaycioglu, Stanford University



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  • Author Guidelines
  • The Journal of World History publishes research into historical questions requiring the investigation of evidence on a global, comparative, cross-cultural, or transnational scale. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically via the new web portal (; emailed and mailed article submissions are no longer accepted. Please create an account at this web portal, login, and follow instructions.

    Manuscripts should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017). All text, including quotations and footnotes, should be 12 point Times New Roman font, double-spaced with generous margins, and of no more than 12,000 words (including notes). All citations and references should appear in consecutively numbered footnotes, not endnotes. Articles must be anonymous as all articles considered by the editors to have potential for publication will be subject to blind peer review by at least two scholars in the field. Please remove any name, title, or other identifying text from your article that might reveal your identity as an author. Acknowledgements should not appear in the manuscript but can be added to the text later if the article is accepted for publication. A brief (150-word) abstract should be submitted with the original manuscript.

    Submission of a manuscript to the Journal of World History indicates that the material is unpublished and is not being considered concurrently for publication elsewhere, even in a language other than English. Work that will soon be published in substantially the same form as part of a book or made available on the Internet should not normally be submitted. Articles that have been distributed on the Internet via a non-peer-reviewed platform may be considered for publication at the discretion of the editor.

    Please see for detailed manuscript submission guidelines and instructions.

    Books for review should be sent to: 

    Journal of World History
    c/o Prof. Matthew Romaniello
    Department of History
    Lindquist Hall
    1299 Edvalson St., Dept. 1205
    Ogden UT 84408-1205

    We do not accept unsolicited book reviews.


  • Indexes
  • Articles appearing in Journal of World History are indexed and/or abstracted in:

    Book Review Index

    Canada in Context, 03/2000-

    Clarivate Analytics–
    Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    Current Contents
    Web of Science

    De Gruyter Saur–
    Dietrich’s Index Philosophicus
    IBZ – Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur
    Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur

    Academic Search Alumni Edition, 1/1/2001-
    Academic Search Complete, 1/1/2001-
    Academic Search Elite, 1/1/2001-
    Academic Search Premier, 1/1/2001-
    Academic Search Ultimate, 1/1/2001-
    Academic Search: Main Edition, 3/1/1992-
    Advanced Placement Source, 1/1/2001-
    America: History and Life, 3/1/1990-
    Current Abstracts, 1/1/2001-
    Historical Abstracts (Online), 3/1/1963-
    History Reference Center, 1/1/2001-
    Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson), 1/1/1965-1/4/1972
    Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson), 1/1/1965-1/4/1972
    Humanities International Complete, 1/1/2001-
    Humanities International Index, 1/1/2001-
    Humanities Source, 1/1/1965-
    Humanities Source Ultimate, 1/1/1965-
    Library & Information Science Source, 1/2/1966-1/2/1966
    MainFile, 3/1/1992-
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    Political Science Complete, 3/1/1992-
    Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies
    Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1983 (H.W. Wilson), 1965/01-1972/12
    SocINDEX, 1/1/1993-
    SocINDEX with Full Text, 1/1/1993-
    Sociological Collection, 1/1/2001-
    TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 1/1/2001-

    Elsevier BV–
    Scopus, 1990-

    Academic OneFile, 03/2000-
    Advanced Placement Global History Collection, 03/2000-
    Book Review Index Plus
    Diversity Studies Collection, 03/2000-
    Educator’s Reference Complete, 03/2000-
    Expanded Academic ASAP, 03/2000-
    General OneFile, 03/2000-
    General Reference Center, 03/2000-
    General Reference Center Gold, 03/2000-
    General Reference Centre International, 3/2000-
    InfoTrac Custom, 3/2000-
    InfoTrac Student Edition, 03/2000-
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    Student Resources in Context, 03/2000-
    US History in Context, 03/2000-
    World History Collection, 03/2000 –
    World History in Context, 03/2000-
    World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean, 3/2000-

    ArticleFirst, vol.11, no.1, 2000-vol.22, no.4, 2011
    Electronic Collections Online, vol.11, no.1, 2000-vol.22, no.4, 2011
    Sociological Abstracts (Online), Selective

    International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Core
    Military Database, 4/1/1998-
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    Periodicals Index Online, 4/1/1992-10/1/2000
    Professional ProQuest Central, 04/01/1998-
    ProQuest 5000, 04/01/1998-
    ProQuest Central, 4/1/1998-
    Research Library, 04/01/1998-
    SciTech Premium Collection, 4/1/1998-
    Social Services Abstracts, Selective
    Sociological Abstracts (Online), Selective
    Technology Collection, 4/1/1998-
    Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Selective