Organization of Educational Historians
(formerly the Midwest History of Education Society)
Editorial Review Board
The American Educational History Journal is a peer-reviewed national research journal devoted to the examination of educational topics using perspectives from a variety of disciplines. The editors of AEHJ encourage communication between scholars from numerous disciplines, nationalities, institutions, and backgrounds. Authors come from a variety of disciplines including political science, curriculum, history, philosophy, teacher education, and educational leadership. Acceptance for publication in AEHJ requires that each author present a well-articulated argument that deals substantively with questions of educational history.
AEHJ accepts papers of two types. The first consists of papers that are presented each year at our annual meeting. The second type are general submission papers that we receive throughout the year. General submission papers may be submitted at any time throughout the year. 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..
Peer-Review Process for AEHJ
The American Educational History Journal is overseen by an Editor, two Associate Editors, a Managing Editor, and an Editorial Review Board. All manuscripts submitted to AEHJ undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Manuscripts first must be submitted as paper proposals for the annual OEH conference, accepted for presentation, and then presented formally at the annual conference.
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 Editors, 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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AEHJ Article of the Year Award
Volume 36 (2008)
The winner of the AEHJ Article of the Year Award for Volume 35 (2008) was Dr. Joshua Garrison of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Dr. Garrison is pictured above with Dr. Wesley Null, Editor of AEHJ.
AEHJ Article of the Year Award
Volume 35 (2007)
Each year, Information Age Publishing sponsors an "Article of the Year Award" given to the author who publishes the most outstanding article in a given Volume of the American Educational History Journal. The winner for Volume 34 (2007) was Dr. Jared R. Stallones of the California State Polytechnic University. Dr. Stallones is pictured above with Dr. Wesley Null, Editor of AEHJ.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. If I presented a paper at a previous year’s conference (say in 2005), but I want to submit it for consideration for the following year’s journal (say Volume 35, 2008), is this acceptable?
Yes, but not more than one year. Our policy has been to allow papers presented one year, and one year only, prior to the year in which the manuscript is submitted. In other words, manuscripts from the 2005 conference can be submitted for Volume 34, 2007, but not manuscripts from the 2004 conference (unless previous manuscripts have been submitted and the Editor has invited the author to revise and resubmit the MS).