IRSH - Instructions for Contributors

If you are interested in submitting an article for the International Review of Social History (IRSH), please note the following:

As of August 2019 IRSH only accepts submissions through our ScholarOne Manuscripts portal. This secure online peer-review system facilitates real-time communication and access to manuscripts for editors, reviewers, and other editorial team members.

Please read our Instructions for Contributors carefully before you submit your article manuscript (PDF).

To submit your manuscript, go to and start a new account, or log in if you already have an account, and follow the instructions for submitting your manuscript. Please note that IRSH now requires all corresponding authors to identify themselves using their ORCID iD when submitting a manuscript to the journal. If you don’t already have an iD, you’ll need to create one if you decide to submit a manuscript to IRSH.

If you need assistance submitting your manuscript through the portal, please contact the editorial office at

Editorial Policy

Approximately one in four submitted articles is accepted for publication. The Editorial Committee endeavours to reach a decision on submitted articles within six months, and to publish accepted contributions within a year. All articles are refereed before acceptance. On acceptance, the executive editor gives an approximate date of publication but reserves the right to change that date at short notice, owing to space constraints and the need to achieve an appropriate balance of content in each issue. The online version of IRSH now has the FirstView feature, where articles are published online in advance of being allotted to an issue. For authors, this has the advantage that their articles are freely available for a period of time before appearing in print.

  • See the staff page for the journal's staff and Editorial Board.