In response to COVID-19, the June editions of the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society (JRAHS) and History magazine have been made temporarily available to everyone online. These publications would normally be available to members only. Download publications here.
Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society
The 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 The journal contains original, previously unpublished non fiction scholarly articles, reviews and images.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 –
- Vol 1 pt 1 1901 – Vol 4 pt 5 1918 https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-283107843
- Vol 4 pt 6 1918 – Vol 40 pt 7 1954 https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-579216301
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. 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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