The British Journal for Military History launched on Trafalgar Day 2014 (21st October). Representing a unique vehicle for distributing high-quality military history to an audience beyond academia, the BJMH is open access, applies peer review policies to all the articles we receive and is published three times a year.
Endorsed by Professor Sir Michael Howard and with an editorial advisory board that includes some of Britain’s finest military historians, the first issue showcases some of the journal’s ambitions. Articles consider a number of topics, from the use and abuse of military history, to military promotion, shooting power, memory and war, the evolution of strategy and changing identities.
Future issues include papers by Professors Bruce Collins, David French, Andrew Roberts and Charles Esdaile and consider issues that range from French, British, Dutch and Italian approaches to counterinsurgency to Waterloo, Napoleon and the British Army in the Peninsular Campaign.
Apart from offering a platform for well-established historians the editors are keen to encourage new and upcoming authors – including ABD PhD Candidates – to submit their work. The Editors would be especially pleased to receive papers from authors keen to reach audiences beyond academia.
The Journal’s website is http://bjmh.org.uk/index.php/bjmh, Information about submitting articles can be found at http://bjmh.org.uk/index.php/bjmh/about/submissions
An article of particular interest in the current issue is “Ireland’s New Memory of the First World War: Forgotten Aspects of the Battle of Messines, June 1917.”
“Military history is now too important to be left to the military historians” – Professor Sir Michael Howard endorses the BJMH