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Historical Research

Historical Research is an academic journal edited by the IHR.

It is a leading peer-reviewed publication with an international readership and reputation. Articles cover the middle ages to the twenty-first century, and a wide range of methodological approaches. From 2020 Historical Research is published by Oxford University Press.

About Historical Research

First published in 1923, Historical Research (formerly the Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research) is a leading academic journal. From 2020 the journal is published by Oxford University Press, with a new design and a new international editorial board. The first issue of Historical Research with OUP appears in February 2020.

Historical Research publishes the work of established scholars and assists new researchers with their first articles.

  • Articles cover a wide geographical and temporal span: from Britain to the Far East, the early middle ages to the 20th century.
  • We encourage the submission of articles from a variety of approaches and methodologies, including social, political, urban, intellectual and cultural history.
  • Our journal reserves space for the publication of important short notes and documents.
  • Articles are usually up to 14,000 words including references, but longer articles are published in exceptional circumstances.

Historical Research is published four times a year, with details of the latest issue available here.

Latest issue of Historical Research

Details of the latest issue of Historical Research, published in February, May, August and November of each year

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Historical Research and early career researchers

The editors of Historical Research are committed to supporting early career researchers and first-time authors. We seek to support ECR historians in several ways:

• If you are studying for a PhD, or have just completed one, and you are thinking of publishing your first article, we would be delighted to hear from you.

• The Pollard Prize offers publication in Historical Research for the best paper delivered at an IHR seminar by a post-graduate or early career researcher.

Historical Research also publishes the winners of two IHR essay prizes: the Sir Julian Corbett Prize in Modern Naval History and the Sir John Neale Prize in Early Modern British History.

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Historical Research is published by Wiley.

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The February 2019 issue of Historical Research is available as a free sample issue

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Latest virtual issue: 'Art and History'

Historical Research articles are also available by theme in regular virtual issues. Our latest virtual issue explores the topic of 'Art and History'.

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