A long history, responsive to change
The Society has published a printed serial publication since the 1820s. Publication continued uninterrupted throughout the two World Wars of the 20th Century. The present form of the journal is known as the JRAS Third Series; it is published in conjunction with Cambridge University Press and was begun in 1990. In 2001 the Journal went on-line although we continued, and continue, to produce a paper edition. In 2007 it expanded from 3 issues per year to 4 issues per year.
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The Journal consists of articles which detail original and previously unpublished research, as well as book reviews of newly published titles. The opinions of two peer referees are sought before an article is accepted and unsolicited reviews are not published. The autumn issue contains details of the Society's AGM, its Councils Report and Accounts. From time to time obituaries of outstanding scholars are published.
How to submit to the Journal
Scholars and researchers who wish to have their work considered should submit a draft in double spacing by email attachment in Word to Charlotte de Blois All non-European alphabets and special characters should be rendered in Arial Unicode MS. Hardcopy should also be sent to Charlotte de Blois, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD; hardcopy is particularly important when diacritics are used. The editorial team is committed to appraising submissions as quickly as possible.