East Bay Historia

What is the East Bay Historia?

East Bay Historia is an annual publication of the California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) Department of History. It aims to provide CSUEB students with an opportunity to publish historical works and to give students the experience of being on an editorial board and creating and designing an academic journal. Issues are published at the end of each academic year.

All opinions or statements of fact are the sole responsibility of their authors and may not reflect the views of the editorial staff, the History Department, or California State University, East Bay (CSUEB). The authors retain rights to their individual essays.

Submission Deadline- February 1st

Email your submission to Dr. Alexander at anna.alexander@csueastbay.edu by February 1st. Please see Frequently Asked Questions below or email Dr. Alexander if you have any additional questions about the submission process.

Submission Process

There is no minimum word limit, however there is a maximum word limit of 8,000 words.

Email your submission to Dr. Alexander at anna.alexander@csueastbay.edu

February 1st every year

Any current CSUEB student or alum.

Anything related to history. Seriously, anything. We’ve had history of plastic, history of punk rock, etc.

A good essay has an argument and solid sources that are peer-reviewed/scholarly that support it. It is well written and cited well.

No, you can only submit one essay per year.

We do not currently accept book reviews. We do accept all other historically-oriented essays. They do not need to be primary source based. Yes, they can be historiographical in nature.

No, any major is welcome to submit, as long as the essay is about history.

Chicago Manual of Style footnotes. We do not need a bibliography.

Having your essay published in the East Bay Historia is excellent for your resume. It shows that you have done substantial work outside of your classroom and that blind reviewers consider your research important and worthy of publication.

The papers will be made anonymous and then given to the editorial board. 3-4 members of the editorial board will review each essay and using a rubric will determine whether or not to publish the papers.

No, we also accept submissions from CSUEB alumni.

Not yet. In the future we may have this option.

Yes, as long as it is related to history.

Yes, sources are required. We are looking for footnotes in Chicago Manual of Style. The types of sources will vary, but should be scholarly in nature.

We will send you the comments and suggested changes from the editorial board and you will have roughly 2-3 weeks to make the required changes and resubmit. Afterward, our team will copyedit your essay, format it, and send it to be printed.

Yes, every author and editorial board member will receive one physical copy of the journal.

Read over the reviews and see how you can improve the essay. We encourage students to resubmit the following year!

On average we accept 10-15 essays per year. We have no quota or minimum, so it will depend on the quality of submissions.

If your paper is accepted, we can help you get it ready for publication.

Blind review means that the editorial board members do not know whose essay they are reviewing, and the author does not know which members of the editorial board have reviewed their essay. This means that it is completely anonymous and only the faculty advisor knows who wrote what essay.

Yes, we encourage you to resubmit the following year after reviewing the comments from the editorial board.

It depends on your essay.

Editorial Board

Sign up for HIST 402 with Professor Alexander in the spring semester.

The editorial board typically consists of history majors, but if you are a non-major and would like to join that can be arranged. Contact Dr. Alexander at anna.alexander@csueastbay.edu

Prepare to collaborate and develop teamwork skills! Everyone on the editorial board will read several essay submissions and help with copyediting. Afterward, members will break into teams and work on topics like marketing, design, social media, or photography.  

Yes, but your essay will not be reviewed by the editorial board members, it will be reviewed separately by professors.