The Historical Journal

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The Historical Journal  
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Former names
The Cambridge Historical Journal
Hist. J.
Discipline History
Language English
Edited by Clare Jackson, Julian Hoppit
Publication details
Cambridge University Press (United Kingdom)
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0018-246X (print)
1469-5103 (web)
LCCN 62052664
OCLC no. 301165981
JSTOR 0018246X

The Historical Journal is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Cambridge University Press. It publishes approximately thirty-five articles per year on all aspects of British, European, and world history since the fifteenth century. In addition, each issue contains numerous review articles covering a wide range of historical literature. Contributing authors include historians of established academic reputation as well as younger scholars making a debut in the historical profession.

The journal was founded in 1923 as The Cambridge Historical Journal by Harold Temperley. It obtained its present title in 1958. Despite choosing to omit the Cambridge label from the latter date, it remained under the editorial leadership of the History Faculty at the University of Cambridge, as it does to this day. Its current editors are Andrew Preston (Clare College, Cambridge) and Phil Withington (University of Sheffield).

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