It’s an exciting time for the new Royal Studies Journal! We are officially launched and ‘open for business’ with our call for submissions now open. Submissions of articles for the first issue are beginning to arrive and a healthy crop of book reviews are in progress.
The aim of our journal is to provide a forum for academic research in the field of royal studies-in any period, discipline or geographical context. We want to publish articles which demonstrate the strength and diversity of the field and keep readers up-to-date on the newest works emerging in the discipline. We also want to be as inclusive and international as possible, publishing fully open-access and not only in English but in multiple languages.
There are many ways that you can get involved with the new journal-the most obvious being as a reader, following the content of the issues on our website, blog and social media outlets. You can also sign up to become a reviewer of submissions and/or book reviews-to do this visit the website and register as a new ‘user’. Send us your suggestions of new works in the field that you’d like to see reviewed in the RSJ-remember we do review works in other languages including French, Spanish, Portuguese and German (with potential for other languages as well). Finally you can submit your own research to the journal-go to our ‘Submit’ page on the site for full instructions, a style guide and a link to upload your work. If you’d like to be considered for the first issue, submit your piece by the end of August. Thereafter, submissions will be continually open and we will be considering articles which arrive for subsequent issues of the journal. If you have any questions about submissions, suggestions for reviews or queries about the journal generally, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
We will keep you posted on the progress of the first issue-due out in late December 2014. Watch this space and follow us on twitter and Facebook for the latest updates!