Read the most recent scholarship in New Jersey history, free of charge! 

The New Jersey Historical Commission and Rutgers University Libraries, in partnership with Monmouth University, launched a new journal in June 2015 to publish scholarship and educational materials about New Jersey’s history.

New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (New Jersey Studies) is available free of charge via Rutgers University Libraries. The Journal is published twice annually (Winter / Summer Editions). Contents include, but are not limited to, peer-reviewed history articles, invited talks, featured archival documents and artifacts, teachers’ guides, book and exhibit reviews, and more. New Jersey Studies also publishes select New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance award-winning student papers.

Author guidelines are available at the URL above. Queries may also be made, and articles submitted, directly to the editor, Melissa Ziobro, at Queries related to book reviews can go directly to our reviews editor, Dr. Jonathan Mercantini, at

The Summer 2018 Edition features a geographical study of New Jersey and articles on topics ranging from the steam mill and Jacksonian politics to NJ’s public housing program in the 1940s and oral histories about Newark’s 1974 Puerto Rican riots. Read further about Christ Church’s “Vinegar Bible” in the documents and artifacts section and reviews on a array of recent books and exhibits. This edition concludes with scholarly posters from the 2018 NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference poster session winners. Check it out today!

Older Editions:

New Jersey Studies – Winter 2018 Edition

New Jersey Studies – Summer 2017 Edition

New Jersey Studies – Winter 2017 Edition

New Jersey Studies – Summer 2016 Edition

New Jersey Studies – Winter 2016 Edition



About the New Jersey Historical Commission

The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) is a state agency dedicated to the advancement of public knowledge and preservation of New Jersey history. Established by law in 1967, its work is founded on the fundamental belief that an understanding of our shared heritage is essential to sustaining a cohesive and robust democracy.