a journal of agricultural and rural history

The Society’s flagship periodical is published twice a year, in both print and PDF, and includes articles and book reviews. Part I each year also includes the Annual List of Publications on Agrarian History. The editors welcome articles and books for review on any aspect of the history of agriculture, rural society and rural economy, with especial interest in Britain and Ireland, Europe and North America.


The articles editor is Professor Paul Warde. Articles can be submitted at any time, using the online contact form (choose Journal Articles as the subject). The editor is willing to discuss projected articles with authors before submission and to advise on whether or not the Review would be interested in carrying work on a specific subject. Articles greatly exceeding the Review’s normal word length should be discussed with the editor before submission. Read more about submitting an article.

The articles editor has recently written an editorial announcing new formats for items published in the Review. From now on, we invite authors to consider submitting roundtables, on all aspects of the field; review and survey essays; notes on sources and methodologies; photo essays; comments that deliver a historical perspective on current issues; and contributions highlighting the work of the museum and heritage sector.

Please note: We only publish articles on merit, after rigorous peer review. We do not accept payment for publishing articles. We are not associated with ‘University Press Journals’. The only way to submit an article to Agricultural History Review is by the above process.

Open Access

While, for three years after publication, the Review is generally only available to members of the British Agricultural History Society and institutional subscribers, we offer an Open Access Gold Route to enable articles to be freely available immediately on publication. Articles and reviews published earlier than three years ago are freely available from this site.

Book reviews

The reviews editor is Dr John Morgan, who can be contacted using the online contact form (choose Book Reviews as the subject). Please send books for review to:

Dr John Morgan
School of Geographical Sciences
University of Bristol
University Road

We do not publish unsolicited reviews.

If you have been asked to write a review, you can find guidelines here.

Access to book reviews: those published within the last three years are available to BAHS members or affiliates; book reviews in earlier issues are open access.


The Review also publishes occasional supplements. Proposals for supplements, which may be monographs or collections of essays about a common theme, should in the first instance be sent to the Articles Editor. Please use the contact form and choose Journal Articles.

Editorial Advisory Board

The editors are assisted by an international panel of experts in Rural and Agricultural History. The members of the Editorial Advisory Board currently are:

  • Prof. Christopher Dyer FBA, University of Leicester
  • Prof. Richard Hoyle, University of Reading
  • Prof. Leen van Molle, University of Leuven
  • Prof. Cormac Ó Gráda, University College, Dublin
  • Prof. Harriet Ritvo, Massachusets Institute of Technology
  • Prof. Rui Santos, New University of Lisbon
  • Prof. Pam Sharpe, University of Tasmania
  • Prof. Christopher Smout FBA, University of St Andrews
  • Prof. Nadine Vivier, University of Le Mans
  • Prof. Minoru Yasumoto, Komazawa University, Tokyo
  • Prof. Jan Luiten van Zanden, IISH, Amsterdam and University of Utrecht