Transactions is the flagship academic journal of the Royal Historical Society. First published in 1872, Transactions has been publishing the highest quality scholarship in history for 150 years.
The journal welcomes submissions dealing with any geographical area from the early middle ages to the very recent past, and is interested in articles that cover entirely new ground, thematically or methodologically, as well as those that engage critically on established themes in existing literatures. In line with the RHS’s commitment to supporting postgraduate and early career historians, the journal encourages submissions from younger scholars and seeks to engage constructively and positively with new authors
Transactions welcomes proposals from all historians. If you’re currently working on a research article or a think piece, please consider Transactions as the journal in which to publish your work.
Transactions from 2022
From January 2022 the journal is edited by Dr Kate Smith (Birmingham) and Dr Harshan Kumarasingham (Edinburgh). They are supported by 25 historians who make up the journal’s new appointed UK Editorial and International Advisory Boards.
Transactions is also broadening its range of article formats and the subject areas it covers, to include studies in historical methodologies, pedagogies, policy debates and roundtable discussions. In this way Transactions will more closely reflect the interests of the RHS as a learned society with a membership from within and beyond higher education.
Recently published Transactions articles are available on Cambridge First View.
Submitting an article to Transactions
We welcome submissions of scholarly articles for publication in future issues of the journal. Please read carefully our Guidelines for Authors which provide information on the journal, the format in which to submit an article, and our complaints & appeals procedure.
In addition, the journal’s publisher, Cambridge University Press, provides information concerning its Open Access policy for Transactions and the option that may be available to you an author if your article is accepted for publication.
For general enquiries regarding submissions to Transactions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latest volume of Transactions (6th series, vol. 31, 2021)
Transactions is currently published each November as a collected volume, by Cambridge University Press. The latest volume (31 in the Sixth Series) was published in November 2021. First view articles are also available via the CUP site.
Volume 31 includes articles by:
- Shahmima Akhtar on revisiting race, ethnicity & equality
- Andrew Arsan on an Ottoman Arab man of letters
- Linda Colley, on printing written constitutions
- Simon Ditchfield on ‘Baroque around the Clock …. Uses of Global History’
- Sarah Hamilton on medieval sacred spaces
- Margot Finn on material turns and cancel cultures
In 2022 the journal marks its 150th anniversary since first publication.
Now published by Cambridge University Press, the collection of Transactions from 1872 is available on Cambridge Journals Online and JSTOR (with a five year moving wall).