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Join the Conversation on the First World War

About the journal

Journal of the International Society for First World War Studies, First World War Studies, aims to showcase a wide range of approaches to the conflict, be they local, national, comparative or transnational in scope. We also publish articles breaking down disciplinary boundaries. The journal approaches the subject of the First World War without chronological, geographic, or topical constraints.  It embraces not merely the period associated with the years between 1914 and 1918, but seeks to include the diplomatic, political, social, cultural, and military complexities evident before, during, and most certainly after the cessation of hostilities.  The journal contributes to the ongoing debates concerning the origins and causes, conduct, and legacies of the First World War.

As the Society draws its strengths from graduate students to more experienced scholars, the journal is equally committed to a collegial academic forum open to any scholar irrespective of degree, academic seniority, or disciplinary affiliation. The journal is therefore open to and supportive of emerging scholars seeking to publish their first findings.

First World War Studies is the only scholarly journal devoted to this extraordinary and controversial conflict and maintains an Editorial Board that consists of many internationally recognized scholars.

To help inspire your own research, we invite you to read some of the top articles from the journal, free through the end of the year. We hope you enjoy!


All research articles published in First World War Studies have undergone rigorous peer-review, involving initial editor screening and anonymized review by at least two anonymous referees. The Editors are especially interested to receive papers on the following topics:

  • The Legacy of the First World War
  • The Continuity of the First World War beyond 1918 (The Eastern Front for example)
  • Comparisons of War
  • Teaching the War
  • War and Media

Submissions can be made via the journal's ScholarOne page. Thank you for contributing to the study of the First World War, and we look forward to reviewing your manuscripts!

Why publish in First World War Studies?

Make a significant impact. First World War Studies is a well-established and highly respected journal.

Grow your readership. The journal has wide readership among the members of the International Society for First World War Studies, and across the globe.

Be an established author in your field. Essays published in First World War Studies are authored by emerging and experienced scholars alike.

Broaden your reach. First World War Studies publishes scholarship on the First World War without chronological, geographical, or topical contraints.

Editorial information

Heather Perry, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Editorial Assistants:
Maddy Rhinehart, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Keira Roberson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Associate Editors:
Selena Daly, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
James Kitchen, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK
Jenny Macleod, University of Hull, UK
Michelle Moyd, Indiana University - Bloomington, USA
John Paul Newman, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, IE
Pierre Purseigle, Warwick University, Warwick, UK
Heather Perry, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Sophie De Schaepdrijver, Penn State University, USA
Vanda Wilcox, John Cabot University, Italy
Bart Ziino, Deakin University, Australia

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