Historical Research

Cover image for Vol. 87 Issue 237

Edited By: Professor Miles Taylor

Online ISSN: 1468-2281

Resources for Early Career Researchers


Why Submit to Historical Research?

  • The journal is committed to supporting Early Career Researchers, and dedicates space in the journal annually to high-quality research from ECRs
  • Historical Research is a leading publication in the field, receiving over 60,000 article downloads each year from around the world
  • Current articles are available online in over 3,700 institutions worldwide, with many thousands more offering access to back content – a vast potential readership for your research
  • Articles that have been fully copy-edited and peer-reviewed are published online via Early View right away, so papers are available and fully citable before inclusion in a print issue
  • As an author, you receive from our publisher discounts on Wiley books and a regular Newsletter: To Our Authors

The following resources are available to help you prepare your article for submission:

  • Be sure to read the Historical Research Author Guidelines fully before submitting
  • Is your research funded by Research Councils UK? Watch a short video on what Open Access mandates might mean for you. Historical Research offers OnlineOpen, making it fully compliant with all Open Access mandates – find out more about OnlineOpen
  • Wiley’s Author Services offers a wealth of resources on article preparation and submission – the following may be of particular interest to first-time authors:
  • If you’re a non-native English speaker and would like help getting your manuscript ready for submission, find out more about our Wiley Language Editing Service.
  • The following articles are representative of the style and standard expected of submissions, and can be read as example of the type of paper we would like to receive:

‘Tolerance means weakness’: the Dachau concentration camp S.S., militarism and masculinity
Christopher Dillon
Volume 86, Issue 232, May 2013

‘Every Citizen of Empire Implored to Save the Children!’ Empire, internationalism and the Save the Children Fund in inter-war Britain
Emily Baughan
Volume 86, Issue 231, February 2013

The playing card trade in early modern England
Nicholas Tosney
Volume 84, Issue 226, November 2011

The Pollard Prize

The Pollard Prize is awarded annually for the best paper presented at an Institute of Historical Research seminar by a postgraduate student or by a researcher within one year of completing the PhD. Winning articles will be published in Historical Research.

For more information, visit the Pollard Prize page on the IHR website.

The Sir John Neale Prize in Tudor History

The Neale Prize is awarded annually to a historian in the early stages of his or her career. Applicants must either be registered for a higher degree at a British institution or have been registered for such a degree at a British institution within the last three years.

For more information, visit the Neale Prize page on the IHR website.

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