The London Journal publishes multi-disciplinary work on all aspects of London, including its history, literature, economy, geography, and archaeology.


The journal, which first appeared in 1975 and is now published by Taylor and Francis, publishes three issues a year, one of which is usually a special issue.

The scope of The London Journal is broad, embracing all aspects of metropolitan society past and present, including comparative studies.

The Journal is intended to interest all concerned with the understanding and enrichment of London and Londoners: historians, geographers, literary scholars, economists, sociologists, political scientists, social workers, educationalists, planners, architects, conservationists, archaeologists, and all those taking an interest in the natural environment and in the fine and performing arts in London.

We welcome submissions and suggestions for content that engages with the areas outlined above. The Journal is eager to foster a more diverse authorship, so submissions from scholars from backgrounds historically underrepresented in academic publications are particularly welcome. Prospective authors are encouraged to discuss potential contributions with the Managing Editor.

In addition to research articles, the Journal publishes a wide array of book, exhibition, and theatre reviews, as well as occasional topical pieces and viewpoints, and we aim to expand our coverage to include TV, film, prose fiction, and music in which London is a substantial topic of representation. If you wish to suggest potential items for review, or have an idea for a longer review essay, please contact the relevant reviews editor listed on the Editorial Board page.

The London Journal is fully peer reviewed, and is overseen by an Editorial Board whose members are actively engaged in research on London. The Journal is indexed in twenty different databases, including the Web of Science Master Journal List, Scopus, and the MLA International Bibliography.


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