Established in 1983, War & Society publishes four issues per year featuring high-quality scholarly articles on the causes, experience and impact of war. Our articles feature original research based on archival, oral, and other primary sources.
While we publish articles dealing with the technical and operational aspects of warfare, our main emphasis is on the broader relationships between warfare and society. Our articles range in time from Ancient Greece to the 21st Century, and highlight the diverse aspects of national and transnational operational and social military history.
In addition to our research articles, commissioned historiographical review articles written by experts in their respective fields reflect on the current state of the field in military history scholarship.
Our special issues, produced by high-profile guest editors, feature the latest research and conference outputs.
War & Society does not review books.
The current editor is Associate Professor Eleanor Hancock.
From humble beginnings to international standing, the ‘War & Society’ Journal celebrates 40th anniversary.
In 1982, Emeritus Professor Peter Dennis was tasked with establishing a military history journal – something he had no idea where to even start with. He would not be able to predict how far the War & Society Journal would come; internationally renowned and celebrating its 40th anniversary since its first publication.
War & Society regularly publishes special issues and invites prospective editors to get in touch. Our collection can be found here: https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/ywar20/special-issues
War & Society commissions historical review articles. Our collection can be found here: https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/ywar20/collections/Historiographical-Survey-Collection
To mark War & Society’s fortieth anniversary, our board member Professor Brian Linn convened a distinguished group of military historians, including members of the journal’s editorial advisory board, to reflect on the continued existence, or vanishing, of grand narratives and the consequences of this. These reflections provide an overview of the state of the field four decades on from our original issue in May 1983 and can be found here: https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/ywar20/collections/A-Forty-Year-Perspective
Visit War & Society's detailed index of articles from Volume 1 (1983) to Volume 39 (2020) - almost 40 years of published articles.
Articles are listed by volume and issue, subject and author alphabetically and can be found here: https://www.tandfonline.com/pb-assets/tandf/authors/YWAR_index_v1_1983_v39_2020-1629727340137.pdf
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Full details regarding published articles, aims and scope of journal, and instructions for authors (including how to submit) can be found at the journal's website: https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ywar20
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