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Reviews in History was launched in 1996, and publishes reviews and reappraisals of significant work in all fields of historical interest.

To date, we have published over 2200 reviews, reaching thousands of readers via the Internet and the free email alert. New reviews appear regularly.

The journal's key features are:

  • Longer reviews than usual (2000–3000 words)
  • Free access to all reviews
  • Free email alert with links to the latest reviews.
  • Texts available to print / as PDFs
  • Speed of publication
  • Right of reply for authors and editors
  • Reviews undertaken by leading scholars
  • Broad scope – chronologically, geographically and thematically
  • Valuable as a resource for researching, teaching and studying history at undergraduate and graduate levels

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Have a read of our guidelines for reviewers and see our Creative Commons licence terms.

For the full history of Reviews, see the 2000 manifesto by David Cannadine and the original 1995 manifesto by Patrick O'Brien.



Professor Jo Fox
(Director, Institute of Historical Research)

Deputy Editor
Danny Millum (

Editorial Board Members:
Dr Daniel Beer (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Dr Richard Butterwick (SSEES, University of London)
Dr Dejan Djokić (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Dr Martin Gorsky (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Dr Laura Gowing (King's College London)
Dr Zoe Laidlaw (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Dr Angus Lockyer (SOAS, University of London)
Dr Sophie Page (University College London)
Dr Daniel Peart (Queen Mary, University of London)
Professor Miri Rubin (Queen Mary, University of London)
Dr Kirsten Schulze (LSE, University of London)
Dr Naoko Shimazu (Birkbeck, University of London)
Dr Laura Stewart (Birkbeck College, London)
Dr Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite (University College London)
Dr Alice Taylor (King's College London)
Dr Kim Wagner (Queen Mary, University of London)
Dr Jon Wilson (King's College London)