Information on Submitting to
Journal for the History of Rhetoric

The Journal for the History of Rhetoric (JHR) is the peer-reviewed publication of the American Society for the History of Rhetoric. JHR (formally 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 events
  • Rhetorical criticism
  • Rhetorical discourse
  • Rhetorical instruction in writing and speaking
  • Rhetorical theory (from a historical perspective)
  • The rhetoric of social movements
  • The rhetoric of science

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Authors wishing to submit manuscripts should go to the Taylor and Francis online submission portal located at and follow the site’s prompts.