Ohio Valley History is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of the history and culture of the Ohio Valley and the Upper South collaboratively edited and published by The Filson Historical Society, Cincinnati Museum Center, and the University of Cincinnati. In addition to a print circulation of over 3,000, the entire run of OVH is globally available on Project Muse.
In addition to articles, Ohio Valley History features historiographical and review essays, notes and documents, and reviews of books, exhibits, and historical sites. A full table of contents for OVH articles from 2001-Present is available online; click here.
Subscription and Access
Ohio Valley History is available to members of the Filson both in print and online. To learn more about levels of membership (including E-Memberships, Teacher, Student Memberships) and subscription to the journal, click here. Members will receive an email with a link when newly available OVH issues are published. Members seeking access to back issues of Ohio Valley History should contact Jamie Evans at gro.l1679880538aciro1679880538tsihn1679880538oslif1679880538@snav1679880538ej1679880538. Not a Filson member? You can access articles or issues of Ohio Valley History at Project Muse.
Authors should submit their manuscripts in Microsoft Word by email attachment to the editors, gro.l1679880538aciro1679880538tsihn1679880538oslif1679880538@siwe1679880538lkcir1679880538tap1679880538 and ude.c1679880538u.lia1679880538mcu@n1679880538jrapu1679880538rk1679880538.
The preferred manuscript length is 20 to 25 pages (6,000 to 7,500 words), exclusive of notes. Research notes and review essays are approximately half the length of articles. Please use New Times Roman, 12-point font, with footnotes preferred to end. OVH uses omnibus citations (one note per paragraph).
To facilitate our policy of anonymous manuscript review, the author’s identifying information should not be included in the Word document of the article, just the article title. In a separate document, include the author’s name, institutional affiliation, a short (3-5 sentence) biography, and contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email address). Ohio Valley History follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition or above. We suggest that authors refer to previous issues of the journal for examples of format and style.
Patrick A. Lewis The Filson Historical Society
Jason Krupar, University of Cincinnati
Jamie Evans The Filson Historical Society
BOOK REVIEW EDITOR:
Daniel Farrell, University of Cincinnati
Luther Adams University of Washington, Tacoma
Joan Cashin Ohio State University
Kathleen Duval University of North
Nicole Etcheson Ball State University
Craig T. Friend North Carolina State University
Douglas Hurt Purdue University
James C. Klotter Georgetown College
Tracy K’Meyer University of Louisville
Clarence Lang The Pennsylvania State University
David A. Nichols Indiana State University
Christopher Phillips University of Cincinnati
John David Smith University of North Carolina
Rachel A. Shelden Pennsylvania State University
Nikki M. Taylor Howard University
Frank Towers University of Calgary
Ohio Valley History (ISSN 1544-4058) is published in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Louisville, Kentucky by The Filson Historical Society and the Cincinnati Museum Center.