In the Spring of 2016 the Royal Historical Society launched an innovative new series. New Historical Perspectives includes monographs, shorter form works (i.e. those too long for journal articles and too short to be monographs), edited essay collections and edited conference proceedings. The series is open to early career scholars (within ten years of receipt of their doctoral degree), and to more senior scholars who are collaborating with early career scholars.
Works in this series will be published by the Institute of Historical Research both in hard copy and as online Open Access publications. The RHS will provide an expert editorial board, mentoring, extensive editing and support for contributors to the series, ensuring high standards of peer-reviewed scholarship.
New Historical Perspectives will be published simultaneously in both print and digital formats, with the digital publications available on Open Access. Commercial and university presses can offer Open Access publication either in a fairly primitive form, or in higher quality format at a relatively high cost to the author. However, New Historical Perspectives will offer high quality Open Access publication at no cost to authors and editors whose work is accepted for publication. Indeed, the RHS will invest in supporting contributors in producing works of the highest quality. The author or editor of each work accepted for publication will work closely with a mentor, who will help and support the author/editor in bringing the work to publication. Authors of longer works, including monographs, will be eligible for ‘monograph workshops’ to be held at the RHS, in which a panel of experts will provide detailed feedback on a draft. The RHS will work closely with authors and editors to help them to publish excellent scholarship in the highest quality formats.
To submit a proposal, please download and complete the NHP Proposal Form.