The Historical Society of Southern California publishes the Southern California Quarterly four times a year. The Quarterly carries forward the tradition of fine regional history scholarship begun with the Society’s first annual publication in 1884.
The Quarterly is a scholarly journal devoted to the publication of articles and edited documents relating to the history of the Southern California, California as a whole, and the American West. The Quarterly welcomes contributions, not only by Society members, scholars, and research workers, but also by persons who are working in related disciplines and professions.
Those who join at the Scholar level and above will receive the Quarterly as well as access to back issues online through our website.
Call for Papers
Southern California Quarterly seeks high quality papers for review and possible publication.
California, local, and Western history
City and regional development
Racial and ethnic issues
Religion and culture
Social and political history
Arts and media
Food and agriculture
Authors whose articles are accepted for publication receive a complimentary copy and the electronic file without cost. Authors are offered the opportunity to order additional copies at rates quoted by the printer.
Manuscripts for consideration should be presented in 12-point font, double-spaced, with consecutively numbered notes in a separate section following the text. In matters of style, the Quarterly adheres to the Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.). Manuscripts should be submitted by e-mail attachment or an a CD, preferably in Microsoft Word format. Proposed illustrations should be submitted initially in low-resolution e-mail attachments or photocopied form.
Manuscript contributions as well as other editorial matter should be addressed to:
Merry Ovnick, Editor
Southern California Quarterly
Center for Southern California Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8371
Submissions by attachment, preferably in Microsoft Word, should be addressed to email@example.com.
Books for review (submitted at the owner’s risk) should be addressed to:
Allison Varzally, Book Review Editor
Department of History
California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831
The Society does not assume responsibility for statements of fact or opinion made by contributors.
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Southern California Quarterly 2019-Current