The Past Tense Editorial Board is currently accepting applications for external reviewers. The ideal candidate will be 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 will participate in the double-blind peer review process by evaluating research article submissions with respect to their originality, argumentation, style, and historiographical rigor. The feedback we receive from external reviewers is instrumental in determining the acceptance of articles for publication.
The majority of external review work will take place in November and December of each year. The editors assign articles that are determined to be within a reviewer’s range of expertise, and the number of submissions you will be asked to review each issue cycle may vary. We typically will not ask you to review more than two articles per cycle.
If you are interested in applying to be an External Reviewer, please complete the form available here. Indicate your interest by November 1, 2017 in order to assist with the 2018 issue.