We encourage all UBC Vancouver undergraduate students (regardless of Faculty) to submit their work for publication. Submissions must be of historical relevance. While original research is preferred, we consider all content submitted to us. We ask that book reviews be limited to books published within the past five years.

Before submitting your work, please be sure to follow our Submissions Checklist:

  • Paper is in Word (.doc) format
  • Paper is written by a student at the undergraduate level attending UBC
  • Paper should be history-related
  • Should be between 1500-4000 words (ish)
  • Paper has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration

Submit your papers to us at atlasjournal@gmail.com by December 23, 2015. Submissions that do not follow all of our guidelines will not be considered for publication.

Feel free to email us at the above address with any questions.

The Atlas Undergraduate Journal of World History is looking for Editors for its 2015/16 edition! The Atlas has been publishing outstanding student work for over ten years, and Editors are a significant component of the Journal’s success. We feature original research produced by Undergraduate Students in the field of History and publish annually in April. If you would like to be part of our team, please apply by October 2nd.


In the first term, the members of the Atlas Editorial Board will attend our editing workshops in October and November in addition to other occasional meetings. Other responsibilities in the first term include promoting our call for submissions through posters and classroom announcements. During the second term, the editorial board will review, evaluate and edit the submitted papers; thus the majority of the Editors’ time commitment will be in the months of February and March. During this peak time Editors can expect to commit up to 10 hours a week.


Applicants need to show strong writing and analysis skills and be able to meet firm deadlines. Previous experience is not required. A strong interest in history is an asset, but being a history major or minor is not a requirement. Editors are required, at the time of their acceptance, to join the History Students’ Association if they have not already.


Your application should be sent to atlasjournal@gmail.com and should include the following:

  • A brief statement of interest.
  • Your intended major(s) and year level.
  • An academic writing sample of at least 500 words.

Being a member of the Atlas Editorial Board is an excellent opportunity to connect with like-minded peers and enrich your UBC experience.

We look forward to hearing from you; it’s going to be a great year!

Arianna Evans & Alice Gorton
Editors-in-Chief, 2015/16
UBC Atlas Undergraduate Journal of History