New York History Journal

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To view information about the latest issue, or to learn how to subscribe to the New York History Journal, please visit Cornell University Press:

In partnership with Cornell University Press who will now publish New York History, Dr. Robert Chiles, Senior Lecturer in the History Department, University of Maryland, New York State Historian Devin Lander and New York State Museum Chief Curator of History Dr. Jennifer Lemak will serve as co-editors of the journal.  Aaron Noble, Senior Historian and Curator, will serve as the Reviews Editor.

The following experts on New York State History make up the journal's Advisory Board.

Paula Baker
Ohio State University

Marsha E. Barrett
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Thomas D. Beal
SUNY Oneonta

Patricia Bonomi
New York University

Jennifer Burns
University at Albany

Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar
Montgomery County Department of
History and Archives

Leslie E. Fishbein
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

James D. Folts.
New York State Archives

Michael Galban
Ganondagan State Historic Site

Timothy Gilfoyle
Loyola University Chicago

Susan Goodier
SUNY Oneonta

Georgette Grier-Key
Eastville Community Historical Society

Kenneth T. Jackson

Columbia University

Lisa Keller

Purchase College SUNY

D.L. Noorlander

SUNY Oneonta

Timothy J. Shannon

Gettysburg College

Robert W. Snyder

Rutgers University-Newark

Ivan D. Steen

University at Albany

Thomas S. Wermuth

Marist College

Meagan Piel Levinson (Ex-Officio)

Cornell University Press


All interested authors should consult the submission guidelines below:

New York History Article Submission Guidelines

Since 1932, New York History (ISSN 0146-437x) has served as the foremost scholarly journal on the state’s past. New York History, now under the leadership of the Cornell University Press, and working closely with staff from the New York State Museum, seeks to unify the diverse field of New York State history and meet the needs of a growing historical community that includes scholars, public historians, museum professionals, local government historians, and those seeking an in-depth look at the Empire State’s history.

New York History strives to promote and interpret the state’s history through the publication of historical research and case studies dealing with New York State, as well as its relationship to national and international events. New York History, published twice a year, presents articles dealing with every aspect of New York State history, and reviews of books, exhibitions, and media projects with a New York focus. The Editorial Board actively solicits articles, essays, reports from the field and case studies that support this mission.

Submitted articles should address, in an original fashion, some aspect of New York State history. Articles that deal with the history of other areas or with general American history must have a direct bearing on New York State history. It is assumed that the article will have some new, previously unexploited material to offer or will present new insights or new interpretations. Suggested length is 20-30 double spaced pages (or between 6,000 and 9,000 words), including footnotes. All submitted articles must include a 100-word abstract summarizing the article and providing keywords (no more than 10).  Authors must submit articles electronically, with all text in Word and all tables, figures, and images in formats supported by Microsoft Windows. Provision  of images in proper resolution (no less than 300 dpi at 5” x 7”), securing requisite permissions, and the payment of any fees associated with images for articles are all the responsibility of the author. New York History employs, with some modification, footnote forms suggested in the Chicago Manual of Style.

Author's Checklist
Before submitting, please download the Author’s Checklist located here to review our submission standards:

In its review section, New York History assesses selected scholarly press publications with subject matter directly related to the history of New York State. The journal also reviews films and videos, digital and electronic media productions, exhibits, and performances. We do not accept unsolicited reviews, but we do welcome suggestions for material to review. If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, please contact us via email at

All submissions can be sent directly to the journal’s editors at The Editorial Board will process submissions as quickly as possible;  three to six months should be allowed for a thorough reading. New York History does not pay for author’s articles.

Subscriptions to New York History can be done through Project Muse at or by contacting Cornell University Press at