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Journal for the History of Rhetoric

Ned O'Gorman, Editor


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ISSN 2687-8003
E-ISSN 2687-8011
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Journal for the History of Rhetoric

Ned O'Gorman, Editor

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The Journal for the History of Rhetoric (JHR) is the peer-reviewed publication of the American Society for the History of Rhetoric. JHR (formerly called Advances in the History of Rhetoric) publishes high-quality scholarship on all historical aspects of rhetoric, in all historical periods, and with reference to all intellectual, national, and cultural communities. The journal not only welcomes contributions from scholars who take diverse historical approaches to the study of rhetoric, it also seeks to broaden the realm of historical inquiry into rhetoric by publishing essays that investigate topics, texts, and controversies that have not typically been included in the canon of rhetorical history.

The scope of JHR includes, but is not strictly limited to, the following matters of historical research (listed alphabetically): argumentation, public address, relations of rhetoric with other disciplines or cultural institutions, processes, and event, rhetorical criticism, rhetorical discourse, rhetorical instruction in writing and speaking, rhetorical theory (from a historical perspective), and the rhetoric of social movements.

The Journal for the History of Rhetoric is published on behalf of the American Society for the History of Rhetoric.

Ned O'Gorman, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US

Book Review Editor
Vessela Valiavitcharska, University of Maryland, US

Editorial Board
Michael Bernard-Donals, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
Denise M. Bostdorff, The College of Wooster, US
Martin Camargo, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US
Martin Camper, Loyola University Maryland, US
Tamika L. Carey, University of Virginia, US
Ralph Cintrón, University of Illinois At Chicago, US
Josue David Cisneros, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US
Nathan Crick, Texas A&M University, US
Jessica Enoch, University of Maryland, US
Daniel M. Gross, University of California, Irvine, US
E. Johanna Hartelius, University of Texas, Austin, US
Ekaterina Haskins, Pennsylvania State University, US
Ian E. J. Hill, University of British Columbia, CA
Beth Innocenti, University of Kansas, US
Kyle Jensen, Arizona State University, US
Andre E. Johnson, University of Memphis, US
Jenell Johnson, University of Wisconsin, Madison, US
Michele Kennerly, Pennsylvania State University, US
Kathleen Lamp, Arizona State University, US
Mark Longaker, University of Texas at Austin
Glen McClish, San Diego University
Junya Morooka, Rikkyo University
John M. Murphy, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US
Patricia Roberts-Miller, University of Texas, Austin, US
Michelle Bachelor Robinson, Spelman College, US
Damien Smith Pfister, University of Maryland, US
Paul Stob, Vanderbilt University
Dave Tell, University of Kansas, US
Chad Wellmon, University of Virginia, US
Carly S. Woods, University of Maryland, US

Editorial Assistant
Lauren Seitz, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

To submit a manuscript to Journal for the History of Rhetoric, please visit The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your article to the editorial office.

The editorial criteria used to evaluate submissions are quality and significance of the research. Manuscripts submitted to JHR should be original, previously unpublished (in whole or part), and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The language of publication is English. There are no fixed limits on maximum or minimum length of manuscripts for submission, though manuscripts of more than 25,000 words can rarely be accepted for publication. Submissions may represent any standard format for reporting historical research, including, among other possibilities, essays, bibliographies, critical editions, translations, and brief notes.

Submissions are refereed anonymously. Each manuscript should contain a separate title page containing the author’s name, academic position, affiliation, address, telephone number, an e-mail address, and an abstract of 100 words or less.

The title should be repeated on the first page of the text. The author’s identity should not be revealed anywhere in the text of the manuscript (e.g., in first person references to previous research, in references to previous versions of the manuscript as a lecture or conference presentation, or in acknowledgements of assistance from colleagues). Submissions accepted for publication will be modified to account for omissions and other measures taken by authors to ensure their anonymity during manuscript review.

Manuscripts should be double-spaced throughout and generally documented according to the style of Chicago 17th ed. Author-Date format. For manuscripts that have recourse to languages using non-Latin alphabets (e.g., Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Russian), special platform and font requirements related to electronic copies may be required. If you have any other requests please contact the journal’s Editor Elect, Ned O’Gorman at .

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