Clio’s Scroll is no longer accepting submissions for our Spring 2019 issue. Please check back later for submissions for our Fall 2019 edition.

Guidelines for Authors

Clio’s Scroll welcomes submissions from undergraduate students and recent graduates (within one year of graduation) of any university. The editors look for articles that contribute to historical knowledge with new content and original interpretations. Research papers of any length—although we highly favor papers under 60 pages—from all universities, history courses, and historical areas of focus are welcome. For UC Berkeley students, this includes papers from History 103 classes, as well as History 101 theses. Papers from other disciplines are also welcome, so long as they are historical in nature.

No previously published articles are accepted. If your paper is under review by another journal, let us know in your email.

To Submit:

Please email by Friday, February 1st at 11:59 PM (PST) with your submission.

In the subject of your email, please put “Journal Submission.” In the body of your email, simply provide us with your full name, year, major(s), and your university name.

Papers should be in Word or PDF format, in 12 point Times New Roman font with 2.0 line spacing. Articles should also contain Chicago Style 17th edition footnotes (or endnotes) and a correctly formatted bibliography. Please separate your primary and secondary sources in the bibliography.

-Please note the small change in guidelines for Chicago Style 17th edition. The biggest change is that “ibid” is no longer used.

The paper should be cleared of all mentions of the author’s name. This will assist in retaining the anonymity of the editorial process.

Please submit no more than one paper per issue.

Your paper should be accompanied by a cover page that includes the title of your paper, and “Clio’s Scroll submission Spring 2019.” Although not required, the Editorial Board also prefers an abstract (less than 150 words) as well as five keywords that summarize the main content/argument of the article to assist editors in the review process. We kindly suggest that students verify all statistics, quotations, notations, versions of proper names, and transliterations before they submit essays for consideration.

Please email us at if you have any questions. We look forward to reading your submission!