Archives – the journal of the British Records Association

ARCHIVES is the journal of the British Records Association whose aims and objectives it seeks to promote. It focuses on the needs of archive users (both active and prospective) by providing information about the whereabouts, interpretation and historical significance of records in all media. It publishes essays, commentaries, case studies and reports on all aspects of the care, preservation, accessibility and use of archives. It especially welcomes submissions that:

  • provide case studies in the use of archival resources;
  • promote scholarly analysis of the history of archives and the impact on users of record keeping practices, past, present and future;
  • report projects and discoveries;
  • provoke discussion of archival issues within the user community;
  • provide guidance about the use and meaning of archival resources and the linkages between them;
  • communicate archival trends, theories and practices to a wider audience.

ARCHIVES includes short edited documents as well as reviews of recent publications, web sites and archival exhibits (physical or virtual).

For Contents of recent issues, and abstracts of articles, see here.

Members can read the journal online, by logging into the Liverpool University Press website here.

ARCHIVES is a peer reviewed journal. There is no upper limit on the length of submissions but it is anticipated that very few will be longer than c.8,000 words including notes. It is published twice yearly.

Submissions must be the original work of the author(s) that have not been published previously, or are soon to be.

Articles sent to ARCHIVES for consideration for publication should not be submitted simultaneously to any other journal or journals.

We are always very keen to receive submissions for inclusion in ARCHIVES. For further information, please read our Statement of Editorial Policy and Notes for Contributors and contact our Honorary Editor Dr Ruth Paley: