Utah Historical Quarterly

Editor: Holly George


Current Volume: 92 (2024)
Issued Quarterly (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter)
ISSN: 0042-143X
eISSN: 2642-8652


Published since 1928, Utah Historical Quarterly is the state's premier history journal.

Utah Historical Quarterly (UHQ) has been published on behalf of the Utah Historical Society since 1928. UHQ's mission, from its earliest issues to the present, is to publish articles on all aspects of Utah history and to present Utah in the larger context of the West. UHQ's editorial approach emphasizes scholarly credibility, accessible language, and variety. The journal is filled with articles, book reviews, and photographs, as well as field notes about documents, artifacts, historiography, oral history, and public history.


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Holly George
Utah Historical Society
300 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City UT 84101
(801) 245-7257

Assistant Editor
R. Mark Melville
Utah Historical Society

Advisory Board of Editors

  • Rebecca Andersen, Logan, Utah State University
  • Brian Q. Cannon, Provo, Brigham Young University
  • Makoto Hunter, Santa Barbara, California, University of California Santa Barbara
  • Farina King, Norman, Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma
  • Jennifer Macias, Salt Lake City, University of Utah
  • Kathryn L. MacKay, Ogden, Weber State University
  • Jeffrey D. Nichols, Mountain Green, West Minster University
  • John Sillito, Ogden, Weber State University, emeritus
  • Corey Smallcanyon, Provo, Brigham Young University
  • James R. Swensen, Millcreek, Brigham Young University
  • Jeffrey J. Turner, Provo, Utah Valley University

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Utah Historical Quarterly

From 1928 to the present, Utah Historical Quarterly has published on all aspects of Utah history. Even as UHQ continues its commitment to themes traditionally associated with Utah history, it challenges readers and authors to think across state lines to the forces of history, physiography, and culture that link Utah to a host of people, places, experiences, and trends beyond its geopolitical boundaries.

UHQ's editorial style emphasizes scholarly credibility and accessible language. Manuscripts dealing with any aspect of Utah history will be considered. Submissions based on allied disciplines—such as archaeology, folklore, historic preservation, or ethnography—are also encouraged, so long as the focus is on the past. We welcome traditional research articles, as well as field notes about documents, artifacts, historiography, oral history, public history, and more.

Online Submission

Submit to Utah Historical Quarterly

Manuscript Formats

Manuscripts based on original research, organized around a central thesis. 6,000 to 8,000 words.

Field notes and departments:

Shorter research manuscripts: 3,000 to 5,000 words

Preservation: interpretation of historic buildings, built and natural landscapes, and preservation efforts.

Archaeology: field notes and case studies of interest to UHQ readers.

Research opportunities: primary document collections that invite research.

Primary documents: reproductions of previously unpublished documents, with commentary.

Objects: analysis of material objects.

Historiography: book review essays; commentary from historians on their craft.

Photographic essays: ten to fifteen illustrations, with context and interpretation.


Manuscripts should be properly documented using endnotes that conform to the latest edition of Chicago Manual of Style. Be sure to cite all direct quotes. Place note numbers at the end of a sentence. Several references in the same paragraph may be listed, in order, under one note number at the end of the paragraph.


Usually several illustrations accompany each article. We encourage authors to identify photographs and secure permission for publication. Images should be at 300 DPI and in a TIFF format. Published maps should be treated as illustrations. If new maps are proposed, please include a sketch.

Publication Schedule

New manuscripts will be accepted at any time. Utah Historical Quarterly uses the following schedule: Number 1 (Winter), Number 2 (Spring), Number 3 (Summer), and Number 4 (Fall).

Peer Review Policy

Utah Historical Quarterly uses a double-blind peer review, first with internal review followed by external peer review.

Questions and Contact

Please direct questions regarding submissions and publication in UHQ to  Dr. Holly George, (801) 245-7257, hollygeorge@utah.gov.

Our mailing address is:

Utah Historical Quarterly
300 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City UT 84101

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