Mormon Historical Studies

CoverMormon Historical Studies is an independent periodical that includes essays, biographies, documents, book reviews, historical site descriptions, indexes, and archival listings relevant to subjects of general interest to Latter-day Saints, while striving for high scholarly standards. From 1989-1999 the periodical was published under the title of the Nauvoo Journal.

Yearly subscriptions are available. Annual U.S. subscriptions are $30, Canadian subscriptions are $35, and international subscriptions are $40. To subscribe to Mormon Historical Studies, you may click on the link on the left sidebar or contact Larry King at:

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Ronald O. and Marilyn Barney

Ronald O. and Marilyn Barney

The Mormon Historic Sites Foundation is pleased to announced the appointment of Ronald O. Barney as the new editor and Marilyn S. Barney as the new production manager of the Mormon Historical Studies Journal.  Ron was previously employed from 1977 to 2011 as senior archivist and historian in the LDS Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. He was Associate Editor of the Joseph Smith Papers and executive producer of KJZZ and BYUTV’s “The Papers of Joseph Smith,” a weekly television documentary, 2007-2010.  He is the the author of numerous books and articles. Marilyn managed her own window decor and catering business for thirty years, and served as director of volunteer services for Utah State Social Services. Ron and Marilyn just recently stepped down as the Executive Director and Business Manager of the Mormon History Association.  Ron and Marilyn can be contacted at : or 801-698-7660.

Call for papers!

Mormon Historical Studies is currently accepting manuscripts for future publications.

Authors who submit manuscripts should follow the Mormon Historical Studies Style Guide.

Individuals interested in having their manuscript(s) reviewed for publication should submit them through this website. Articles should be submitted in Microsoft Word© format.