Some articles published in the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society and History magazine may include terms and views that are not ​considered appropriate today. While the information may not reflect current understanding, it is provided in an historical context.

Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society

Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society (JRAHS), the oldest journal of Australian history, was first published in 1906 and is a highly revered and peer reviewed biannual publication. The journal contains original, previously unpublished non­ fiction scholarly articles, reviews and images. Abstracts and index of JRAHS articles are accessible upon publication of each issue.  The JRAHS has a Green Open Access policy. Green Open Access (self-archiving) is when authors deposit a version of their published work into a subject-based repository or an institutional repository. Click here to read the article ‘Australia’s Oldest Historical Journal’ by Brian Fletcher (JRAHS Vol. 80, Pts 1&2).

The JRAHS welcomes submissions. All articles are subject to a double blind peer review process. Potential article submitters should note that the JRAHS is managed by a volunteer editorial board and is published twice a year. Given the volume of submissions, there can be significant waiting times before learning whether an article is suitable for publication.

RAHS Journals and Proceedings from 1901 – 1954 are now online through the National Library of Australia’s TROVE for viewing and download at the following links – 

History Magazine

History, the magazine of the Royal Australian Historical Society, evolved from the Society’s newsletter, which began in March 1962 as a monthly supplement to the Journal and Proceedings. The current magazine format was introduced in October 1988. An online index of History articles from 1988 is accessible online. History is published four times a year and provides information on RAHS and members’ activities, forthcoming events, articles of general historical interest, current issues of concern to historians, and news from the Affiliated Societies’ network.

Each issue of History is produced with a guest editor who has responsibility for sourcing articles from a range of potential contributors. The RAHS therefore does not accept unsolicited submissions for the magazine.

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