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Current History is a  journal of contemporary international affairs. Its principal aim is to provide in-depth analysis of foreign affairs by leading scholars, policymakers, and journalists, written for a general audience.

Current History’s editors commission and solicit most of the articles that appear in the magazine. However, the journal welcomes unsolicited submissions for review. Current History will only accept submissions of unpublished manuscripts that are not being considered by other publications.

Authors should take note of Current History’s format and publishing schedule and should direct their queries and submissions accordingly. Current History publishes nine times per year, with each issue focused on a specific region or topic.

Each year the journal produces distinct issues on the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, China and East Asia, Europe, Russia and Eurasia, and South Asia. In addition, occasional special-topic issues have included coverage of subjects such as criminal justice reform, the Great Recession’s aftershocks, the crisis of liberalism, global diasporas, and development dilemmas.. Each January issue is devoted to an overview of global trends for the year. Generally, the journal does not publish articles outside the realm of the region or topic covered in each issue. Additionally: 

Articles should be around 4,000 words in length. 

As Current History reaches a general audience, articles free of academic jargon and hyper-technical prose are preferred. The journal does not generally publish footnotes.

Submissions should be submitted via email as Microsoft Word documents to currenthistory@ucpress.edu. Your submission should include a current CV with your current or most recent title and institutional affiliation, address and contact information, and any recent or forthcoming publications. 

Authors are required to sign a Current History Author Agreement upon acceptance.

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