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* If publishing Gold Open Access, all or part of the publication costs for these article types may be covered by one of the agreements Cambridge University Press has made to support open access.

The RHS has published its annual Transactions of the Royal Historical Society since 1872. For nearly 150 years, Transactions published articles based on lectures and papers delivered at RHS-sponsored meetings by senior and early career scholars alike.

Since 2021 Transactions has also welcomed submissions from all historians. We now invite high-quality submissions across all time periods and regions from current researchers, worldwide.

From 2022 a new Editorial team is keen to receive submissions for a wider range of subjects, including:

  • research articles, focusing on historical subjects
  • research-based articles relating to history pedagogy, especially in Higher Education
  • the role of historical understanding in policy formation
  • commentaries on historical research methods and practices; studies of historiographical trends and developments
  • perspectives from historians working outside Higher Education, and the connections between sectors such as heritage, museums or archives with academic history teaching and research
  • discussion and opinion pieces between historians on topical areas of debate

In addition to this wider range of content, the Editors also welcome submissions of:

  • special sections of themed articles
  • contributions to The Common Room; shorter pieces that might focus on historiographical issues, methodological problems, intellectual debates or engagement with the latest scholarship. 

For further information and author instructions, please consult 'Preparing your materials'.