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Editor: Dr Catherine Armstrong, Loughborough University

Reviews Editor: Dr John Hinks, University of Leicester

A scholarly journal devoted to the socio-economic and literary history of book, newspaper and magazine publishing.

This specialist bi-annual journal covers the whole spectrum of the production, distribution and consumption of print culture from the author via book trade practitioners to the reader. It contains scholarly articles; memoirs by contemporary publishers; conference papers; archive listings; and book reviews.

The journal also publishes the prize-winning essay from the Peter Isaac essay prize.

The editor will also consider liaising with guest editors to produce one-off themed issues of the journal.

Editorial Board:

  • I. Beavan, University of Aberdeen
  • T. Belanger University of Virginia
  • M. Bell, University of Birmingham
  • M. Day Newman University
  • W. Kirsop, Monash University
  • D. McKitterick, University of Cambridge
  • A. Nash, University of Reading
  • J. Raven, University of Essex
  • K. Sutherland University of Oxford
  • I.R. Willison, University of London
  • M. Winship, University of Texas

All correspondence should be directed to the editor, Dr Catherine Armstrong, by email:

  1. Please submit an electronic copy (word document) of your article. This will be sent for peer review to two members of the editorial board (or occasionally another expert in the field). Authors will be informed within six weeks of the acceptance or rejection of their piece, possibly including the need for minor revision. Once accepted, the article will be sent for typesetting to the publisher. You will then receive proofs for checking, at which point no major revision can be accepted.
  2. After printing, authors will receive a copy of the journal and twenty offprint copies of their article (these can be as PDFs if preferred).
  3. Articles should be double-spaced and use 12-point font. Footnotes should be integrated into the article using the Word referencing function. Articles should observe the typographical and stylistic conventions of Publishing History as laid out in our style guide.
  4. Articles should not exceed 12,000 words.
  5. Submission of an article is taken to imply that it has not previously been published, and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
  6. A small number of images may be included, by negotiation with the editor, and it is the author’s responsibility to secure copyright permissions (see style guide).

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