The Historical Journal

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The Historical Journal
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Edited bySujit Sivasundaram, Emma Griffin
Publication details
Former name(s)
The Cambridge Historical Journal
Cambridge University Press (United Kingdom)
0.24[1] (2018)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Hist. J.
ISSN0018-246X (print)
1469-5103 (web)
OCLC no.301165981

The Historical Journal, formerly known as The Cambridge 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 their 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 when the journal editors decided to adopt a more global perspective.[2] 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 Prof. Sujit Sivasundaram (Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge) and Prof. Emma Griffin.


The journal aims to publish around thirty-five articles and book reviews each year.


The Historical Journal is abstracted by Historical Abstracts, Periodicals Index Online, and ABELL.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Historical Journal (Hist J)". ResearchGate.
  2. ^ "Historical Journal". CLIONAUTA: BLOG DE HISTORIA.

Further reading[edit]

  • Clark, G. Kitson. "A Hundred Years of the Teaching of History at Cambridge, 1873-1973." Historical Journal 16#3 (1973): 535–53. online.

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