The American Educational History Journal is devoted to the examination of educational topics using perspectives from a variety of disciplines. With AEHJ, the Organization of Educational Historians (OEH) encourages communication between scholars from numerous disciplines, nationalities, institutions, and backgrounds. Authors come from disciplines ranging from political science to curriculum to philosophy to adult education. Although the main criterion of acceptance for publication in AEHJ requires that the author present a well-articulated argument concerning an educational issue, the editors ask that all papers offer a historical analysis.AEHJ accepts papers of two types. The first consists of papers that are presented each year at our annual meeting. The second type consists of general submission papers received throughout the year. General submission papers may be submitted at any time.  They will not, however, undergo the review process until January when papers presented at the annual conference are also due for review and potential publication.  Articles published in the Journal do not necessarily represent the views of the editors, the members of the Society, or those of the universities with which the authors are affiliated. Authors are solely responsible for the accuracy and truthfulness of their work, for ensuring that their writing does not infringe on copyrights, for respecting individuals’ rights of privacy, and for adhering to all other expectations required of scholarly publications

Donna M. Davis, Editor
American Educational History Journal
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Department Educational Leadership, Policy, and Foundations
5100 Rockhill RoadKansas City, MO 64110
aehjeditor@umkc.edu


Journal Information


Editor: Donna M. Davis, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Associate Editor: S. Marie McCarther, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Book Review Editor: Susan Studer, California Baptist University
Managing Editor: Mindy Spearman, Clemson University

Editorial Review Board, 2015-2017
Lucy E. Bailey, Oklahoma State University
T. Gregory Barrett, University of Arkansas—Little Rock
Lynn Burlbaw, Texas A&M University—College Station
Sara Clark, Indiana University
Jim Green, Mount St. Joseph University
Mark Groen, California State University—San Bernardino
Jim Harrington, Northeastern University
Elizabeth Jeffers, Georgia State University
Jeremy Jernigan, Indiana University
Tom Kessinger, Xavier University
Maria Laubach, Independent Scholar 
John J. Laukaitis, North Park University
Deborah Morowski, Auburn University
Eric Platt, University of Southern Mississippi
Robert Poch, University of Minnesota
Bradley Poos, Avila University
Joseph Watras, University of Dayton 

Editorial Policy
The American Educational History Journal is devoted to the examination of educational topics using perspectives from a variety of disciplines. With AEHJ, the Organization of Educational Historians (OEH) encourages communication between scholars from numerous disciplines, nationalities, institutions, and backgrounds.Authors come from disciplines ranging from political science to curriculum to philosophy to adult education. Although the main criterion of acceptance for publication in AEHJ requires that the author present a well-articulated argument concerning an educational issue, the editors ask that all papers offer a historical analysis.AEHJ accepts papers of two types. The first consists of papers that are presented each year at our annual meeting. The second type consists of general submission papers received throughout the year. General submission papers may be submitted at any time. They will not, however, undergo the review process until January when papers presented at the annual conference are also due for review and potential publication.Articles published in the Journal do not necessarily represent the views of the editors, the members of the Society, or those of the universities with which the authors are affiliated. Authors are solely responsible for the accuracy and truthfulness of their work, for ensuring that their writing does not infringe on copyrights, for respecting individuals’ rights of privacy, and for adhering to all other expectations required of scholarly publications.

Abstracts and Indexes
Articles appearing in this journal are abstracted and indexed in Historical Abstracts, America: History and Life, Education Research Complete, and the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC).

Peer-Review Process for AEHJ

​AEHJ is not a conference proceedings publication.  As mentioned above, we accept for review and potential publication papers that are both presented at the annual conference and submitted as general submissions throughout the year. By no means are all manuscripts presented at the annual conference accepted for publication in AEHJ.  Once manuscripts are submitted for review, the Editor works with the Associate Editor, the Managing Editor, and the Editorial Review Board to review all manuscripts.  All submissions receive a minimum of two reviews.  If the first two reviewers disagree on whether or not a manuscript should be published, that paper is then sent out for a third review.  The Editor is responsible for all final decisions regarding whether a manuscript should be rejected, returned for further revisions, or accepted without revisions.

AEHJ’s acceptance rate varies depending Volume and Number. For more specific information, contact the Editor.


AEHJ is published by Information Age Publishing, a well known and growing press that focuses on publishing academic works in the areas of Education and Management.  AEHJ is listed with others on the Information Age Publishing web site (www.infoagepub.com).

​In addition, AEHJ continues to expand the number of indexes that carry articles published in our Journal.  At this time, articles published in AEHJ are indexed in the following four indexes:  Historical Abstracts, America: History and Life, Education Research Complete, and Education Resources Information Center (ERIC).  These four indexes are wide-ranging and allow scholarship published in AEHJ to reach a broad audience.

​Articles appearing in AEHJ are abstracted and indexed in all of the following indexes: Historical Abstracts, America: History and Life, Education Research Complete, and ERIC.




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