Women’s History: the journal of the Women’s History Network

Women’s History is read by professional and amateur historians alike and is designed for anyone with a keen interest in women’s and gender history. Each issue contains up to six articles and the latest book reviews.

wh_summer_16_02_05An online version of Women’s History is made avaialble to all members of the Women’s History Network, and UK members may also elect to receive a hard-copy printed version of the journal, by paying a higher rate of membership. Each copy of the journal may also be purchased separately, either as an online pdf version, or as a printed magazine, but please note that hard-copy versions are subject to availability. Three issues of the journal are published each year, in March/April, June/July and October/November.

From June 2020 the WHN Steering commited have decided to make all archive copies of Women’s History (over 18 months old) available to all on open access.  Please visit the download page to download any of the available archive issues.

Purchase Back Issues

Back issues of the journal are available on sale to everyone. See details here.

Advertising is accepted in the journal (subject to certain restrictions). Conference announcements, calls for papers and other events of interest to our members should be directed to the member conference submission page (these will be included in our regular newsletter).

Guide Rates for Women’s History advertising:

  • Inserts £100
  • Full page: £70
  • Half Page: £40
  • Quarter Page £25


  • Full page 26 cm x 19 cm
  • half page 13 cm x 19 cm or 26 cm x 9 cm
  • quarter page 13 cm x 9 cm

Please send material in PDF format to the email address below. Women’s History only accepts mono advertisements.
For further details, please email editor@womenshistorynetwork.org

Contributor Guidelines

Women’s History seeks to publish new and ongoing research into all aspects of women’s history. We aim to provide a forum for developing ideas and sharing approaches to women’s history.

Each issue will include articles of up to 8,000 words and up to six book reviews. We welcome contributions from established academics, less experienced scholars, postgraduate students and people from beyond academia. We welcome ‘research in progress’ as well as more complete findings. All articles will be peer reviewed and subject to editorial standards.

Articles submitted to Women’s History  must not have been published elsewhere. We never pay authors for contributions. Please read our Guidelines for Contributors before submitting your work. Submission by electronic attachment is preferred, please email to: editor@womenshistorynetwork.org

Book Reviews

Women’s History publishes up to 8 book reviews each issue as part of our mission to provide a service to historians of women’s history and to the wider community of people interested in women’s/gender history.

Publishers – Please send books to be reviewed to Katharina Rowold, Book Reviews Editor who can be contacted viabookreviews@womenshistorynetwork.org

Contact Women’s History editorial team

Kate Murphy: lead editor, email: editor@womenshistorynetwork.org
(Please send ALL submissions to this email address).

Editorial team: Kate Murpy, Sue Hawkins, Zoe Thomas, Katharina Rowold, Laurel Foster, Naomi Wood, Angela Platt, Ellie Macdonald and Kiera Wilkins.