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About Identity Papers

The University of Huddersfield’s Academy for British and Irish Studies was established in 2009, and this journal develops out of its varied and interdisciplinary work. It seeks a wide and cross-disciplinary audience from inside and outside the university sector, and draws on robust research to communicate ideas connected with identities in Britain and Ireland, today and in the past, in a readable way.

Focus and Scope for Identity Papers

On the strength of their publications in Identity Papers, our authors have been asked to appear on radio, provide comment for newspapers, and contribute to blogs. They have had inquiries from other academics and practitioners interested in their work. This demonstrates the impact that publishing with Identity Papers has. 

Identity Papers seeks a wide and cross-disciplinary audience from inside and outside the university sector, and draws on robust research to communicate ideas connected with identities in Britain and Ireland, today and in the past, in a readable way. Centrally, it aims for ‘accessibility with rigour’.

In format somewhere between an academic journal, an intelligent magazine, and a contributor blog, Identity Papers brings together the work of academics and non-academics whose research focuses on any aspect of contemporary and historical British and Irish Studies. It showcases learned comment, considered opinion, and reflective reviews relating to studies of identity and citizenship. It is a collection of thought that crosses and shifts disciplinary boundaries through dialogue and juxtaposition. It explores Britishness, Irishness, and other identities in the British Isles, and their components in the past, the present, and between the two. It frames and reframes debate, and focuses and refocuses key issues.

Its themes include, but are by no means limited to: histories, politics, culture(s), literatures, identities, minorities, extremism, racism, communities, citizenship, nationalities, regions, the post/colonial, diaspora, territories.

Submission Checklist Please ensure your paper adheres to our notes for contributors.
Copyright Notice

The journal is fully open access with article processing charges supported by the University of Huddersfield Press. Articles are published under a Creative Commons attribution licence (CC BY), although other more restrictive licences will be considered.


Identity Papers allows the following licences for submission:

  • CC BY 4.0 - More Information  
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
Publication Fees

This journal is published by the University of Huddersfield Press. Unlike many open-access publishers, the University of Huddersfield Press does not charge any author fees. This does not mean that we do not have costs. Instead, our costs are supported by the University of Huddersfield.

Peer Review All articles will receive an initial review from the editorial co-ordinator then will be sent, post revision, to two members of the external editorial board.
Publication Cycle

Identity Papers is published continually, in electronic-only format.


Public Submissions

Peer Reviewed



Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The University of Huddersfield Press follows the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). As such, the Press and affiliated Editors adhere to the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors  and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers . This includes but is not limited to:

- Publishers and editors take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred
- In no case shall the publisher or editors encourage misconduct, or knowingly allow misconduct to take place
- In the event that the publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct the publisher or editor shall deal with allegations appropriately
- The publisher and editors will publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed

Preservation of published content

The University of Huddersfield Press provides content to the preservation service Portico via the Janeway publication platform

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