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The University of Huddersfield’s Academy for British and Irish Studies was established in 2009, and this open access 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.
Please note that Identity Papers is not currently accepting submissions.Focus and Scope
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.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.
Identity Papers: A journal of British and Irish studies allows the following licences for submission:
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.Publication Cycle
Identity Papers is published continually, in electronic-only format.Sections