Reviewers needed for

The London Journal

31 March 2024

About the role

Call for Submissions of Interest in Becoming a London Journal Peer Reviewer

The London Journal is keen to expand its pool of potential peer reviewers, and is therefore seeking expressions of interest from people who would be willing to act in this role.  The Journal is a multi-disciplinary periodical embracing all aspects of metropolitan society past and present. For more information, see:  Reviewers should possess an area or areas of expertise that falls within the remit of the Journal, and should have experience of having published at least one article in a peer reviewed journal.

All articles submitted to the Journal are normally reviewed by two peer reviewers.  Reviewers are asked to provide objective, detailed assessments of the quality and content of submissions, consider their suitability for publication, and recommend any revisions which may be necessary or desirable to improve the submission.  Anonymised versions of the reviews are returned to the submitting authors.  The final decision concerning whether a submission will be published is made by a member of the Editorial Board.

About the journal

Cover image - The London Journal

1. Scope: The scope of The London Journal is broad, embracing all aspects of metropolitan society past and present, including comparative studies. The Journal is multi-disciplinary and 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.

The Journal is eager to foster a more diverse authorship, so submissions from scholars from backgrounds historically underrepresented in academic publications are particularly welcome.

By facilitating Open Access and through advance online publication, we aim to make our content available to a wide audience without delay.

2. Types of articles: We invite individual papers based on original research and proposals for special issues. Articles published in the journal may be of up to 9,000 words (including notes), but

we also invite shorter contributions of topical interest, comment or opinion pieces on London themes, review essays (including reviews of museum and gallery exhibitions and theatrical performances) and individual book reviews. Please contact the Editor or the relevant Review Editor before submitting unsolicited reviews.

For more details of how to submit articles, including information on Open Access, see the Instructions for Authors page.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

3. For more information about the Journal, including on subscriptions, the Editorial Board, The London Journal Trust, the Currier's Prize, and The London Journal Lecture, please see The London Journal Home Page.

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Key Skills and Attributes

Reviewers are expected to provide their reviews within two months of the request and must declare any conflicts of interest.  They are not expected to provide reviews of more than one or two submission a year, and are only asked to review submissions which fall into their areas of expertise; if no submissions are received in their field they will not receive any requests for reviews.  Reviewers can decline to carry out a review if they feel they are unable to do so.

We particularly welcome expressions of interest from groups currently underrepresented in journal publishing.

Application Instructions

Expressions of interest, to include a CV and a short statement that explains your interest in and qualifications for the role, should be submitted via the button below by 31 March 2024.

Any questions should be sent to [email protected]


The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.