The Past Tense Editorial Board relies on external reviewers for our double-blind peer review process. The ideal candidate is a graduate student in a History PhD program (or closely related field) who has reached candidate status and has both thematic and geographic expertise. External reviewers evaluate research article submissions with respect to their originality, argumentation, style, and historiographical rigor. The feedback we receive from reviewers is instrumental in determining the acceptance of articles for publication.
The majority of external review work takes place in November and December of each year. The editors assign articles they determine are within a reviewer’s range of expertise, and the number of articles reviewed each issue cycle will vary based on submissions. We typically will not assign reviewers more than two articles per cycle.
The application period for external reviewers is currently closed. Please check back in fall 2018 for the next application period.