Archives: The Journal of the British Records Association

Archives: The Journal of the British Records Association

  • ISSN (Online) : 2516-8975
  • ISSN (Print) : 0003-9535
  • Language : English
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Liverpool University Press is delighted to announce it will be publishing Archives on behalf of the British Records Association from 2019.

The British Records Association (BRA) is a charity which aims to promote the preservation, understanding, accessibility and study of our recorded heritage for the public benefit. It is open to anyone interested in records and archives whether local historians, academics, professional archivists, or custodians and owners of collections, or simply those who are curious about the record of our past.

Archives 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.

The first issue under the new publishing agreement was published in Spring 2019 and, for the first time, was fully available online. Online access to the last 13 years of the journal is available to all subscribers and members of the Society.

Archives is indexed in Cabell's Whitelist.

Code of Conduct

LUP is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. We therefore ask that all contributors and reviewers adhere to the COPE Core Practices. More info can be found on the COPE website.

ARCHIVES, a peer -reviewed journal published by Liverpool University Press on behalf of the British Records Association, invites submissions that inform, explore, and inspire all those who use historical records. ARCHIVES provides accessible and engaging articles that increase understanding of the whereabouts, interpretation and historical significance of archival material of all historical periods. It provides a platform for historians and archivists to share their discoveries and information about the sources they have used for research. We particularly welcome contributions from those at an early stage of their careers.

Themes that can be addressed include, but are not limited to: 

• Archival trends, theories and practices 

• Archives and the community 

• Archives and diversity

• Approaches towards using archives and source materials

• Archives and accessibility 

• Record keeping practices 

• Digital curation

A fuller statement of the editorial policy can be found online.

Articles can be submitted at any time. Suggestions for articles and submissions should be sent electronically to the editor, Dr Ruth Paley at who looks forward to hearing from you.  

Download the Call for Papers.

Editor: Ruth Paley, Oxford Brookes (Visiting) 


Book Reviews Editor: Lewella Chapman, University of East Anglia

Editorial Board: 

Nat Alcock, University of Warwick (Emeritus) 

Charlotte Berry, Magdalen College, Oxford 

Alan Crookham, National Gallery, London 

Sean Cunningham, The National Archives (UK) 

Colin Haydon, University of Winchester (Sometime) 

Kate Jarman, St Bartholomew Hospital Archives 

Caryn Radick, Rutgers University 

Laura Tompkins, Historic Royal Palaces 

Marianne Wilson, University of York

For submissions to Archives, please see our statement of editorial policy.

Please send enquiries about book reviews to the Book Reviews Editor, Lewella Chapman.

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Subscription Rates  

2 issues per year (standard subscription includes online access from 2006) 

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How to subscribe: Email or telephone +44 (0)151 795 1080 


Ruth Paley

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Available Content

Volume 56 (2021)
Volume 55 (2020)
Volume 54 (2019)
Volume 53 (2018)
Volume 52 (2017)
Volume 51 (2016)
Volume 50 (2015)
Volume 40 (2014)
Volume 39 (2013)
Volume 38 (2013)
Volume 37 (2012)
Volume 36 (2011)
Volume 35 (2010)
Volume 34 (2009)
Volume 33 (2008)
Volume 32 (2007)
Volume 30 (2005)
Volume 29 (2004)
Volume 28 (2003)
Volume 27 (2002)
Volume 26 (2001)
Volume 25 (2000)
Volume 24 (1999)
Volume 23 (1998)
Volume 21 (1994)