Journal for Maritime Research

The Journal for Maritime Research (JMR) was inaugurated in 1999 as the first fully-online, peer-refereed journal in the field of historical maritime research. The JMR is published online and in print, twice-yearly.

The JMR focuses on historical enquiry at the intersections of maritime, British and global history, an increasingly dynamic area of research. It seeks to champion a wide spectrum of innovative research on the maritime past. While the Journal has a particular focus on the British experience, it aspires to position this within broad oceanic and international contexts, encouraging comparative perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches.

The journal publishes research essays and reviews around 15-20 new books each year across a broad spectrum of maritime history.

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Latest articles

Volume 17 (1)

Vikings and victories: sea-stories from ‘The seafarer’ to Skyfall and the future of British maritime culture
vol. 17 (1): 1-15
The education and careers of naval officers in the long eighteenth century: an international perspective
vol. 17 (1): 17-33
To capture a vanishing era: the development of the Maze Collection of Chinese Junk Models, 1929–1948
vol. 17 (1): 35-48
Decolonisation, corruption and post-colonial politics in the Royal Malaysian Navy, 1946–1976
vol. 17 (1): 49-63
Persistent piracy: maritime violence and state-formation in global historical perspective / Outlaws of the Atlantic: sailors, pirates, and motley crews in the age of sail
vol. 17 (1): 65-68
The British Navy, economy and society in the Seven Years War
vol. 17 (1): 69-70
Preparing for blockade 1885–1914: naval contingency for economic warfare
vol. 17 (1): 70-72
Operation Pedestal: the story of Convoy WS21S in August 1942
vol. 17 (1): 73-74
Naval leadership and management, 1650–1950
vol. 17 (1): 74-75
The world of John Secker (1716–95), Quaker mariner
vol. 17 (1): 76-76
Channelling mobilities: migration and globalisation in the Suez Canal region and beyond, 1869–1914
vol. 17 (1): 77-80
Britain against Napoleon: the organization of victory, 1793–1815
vol. 17 (1): 80-81
The challenge: Britain against America in the naval war of 1812
vol. 17 (1): 82-84
Privateering, piracy and British policy in Spanish America 1810–1830
vol. 17 (1): 84-85
Ireland and the war at sea, 1641–1653 / A calendar of material relating to Ireland from the High Court of Admiralty, 1641–1660
vol. 17 (1): 85-88
Leviathan: the rise of Britain as a world power
vol. 17 (1): 89-90
Schiffbruch! Drei Selbstzeugnisse von Kaufleuten des 17./18. Jahrhunderts (‘Shipwreck! Three self-narratives of merchants in the 17th/18th century’)
vol. 17 (1): 90-92
Theorist of maritime strategy: Sir Julian Corbett and his contribution to military and naval thought
vol. 17 (1): 92-93
In the hour of victory: the Royal Navy at war in the age of Nelson
vol. 17 (1): 93-95

Volume 16 (2)

Editorial Board
vol. 16 (2): 0-0