History Department


Martin Burke named President of the Conference for Historical Journals

burkeMartin Burke, an Associate Professor in the Lehman College History Department who teaches Irish and American history, has been elected president of the Conference for Historical Journals (CHJ), the professional associaton of editors of historical journals. For the past six years Prof. Burke has served as executive co-editor of the Journal of the History of Ideas, the oldest and most prestigious international journal in intellectual history, and has served on the CHJ's executive board for the past four years.

The CHJ is the umbrella organization for over one hundred history journals published in the U.S. and the U.K. It was founded in 1982. In addition to its regular meeting for members at the American Historical Association's annual conference, it sponsors a booth in the publishers' display areaat the conference (for members' journals), and hosts panel sessions on such issues as plagiarism policies for journals, the future of academic journals in an online world, and, at the most recent meeting, on current debates about revising peer review and the consequences of open access.

The CHJ's constituencies include journal editors, members of editorial boards, directors of professional and learned societies, and the larger scholarly community. Along with the AHA meeting and panels, it runs a listserv and publishes "Editing History." At the 2013 AHA, and beyond, it will be running "Meet with an Editor" sessions for conference participants where prospective authors (especially graduate students and younger scholars) can discuss the process of getting published.

Last modified: Jan 27, 2012

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