RHS announces new approach to Transactions journal submissions

15 February 2021

The Royal Historical Society has announced that from 2021, all Society Fellows and Members will be eligible to submit articles to be considered for publication in the Society’s journal, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society.

Until now, the content of Transactions of the Royal Historical Society has come from lectures delivered during RHS visits around the country, those given by speakers at sponsored conferences, and articles from RHS prize winners.

RHS Literary Director, Professor Andrew Spicer says:

“As the journal approaches its 150th anniversary in 2022, it is a good time to reassess the journal and its role… Opening up Transactions will allow the journal to reflect more fully the diverse approaches and innovative research being undertaken across the discipline.”

Moving to continuous online publication will enable Transactions to address such issues more swiftly than in its current form, although there will still be an annual volume. These are significant but necessary developments to ensure the journal’s future.

Find out more about the new submission process for Transactions on the RHS blog.