Irish Economic and Social History

Edited by: Graham Brownlow and Catherine Cox
ISSN: 0332-4893 (Print)
ISSN: 2050-4918 (Online)
Frequency: Annual, December

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Irish Economic and Social History, the journal of The Economic and Social History Society of Ireland, has been published annually since 1974 and "has given a marked impetus to professional publication in the field." It comprises articles and shorter notes on all aspects of Irish economic and social history from the Middle Ages to the present day; document and sources articles; abstracts of recent postgraduate theses; select bibliographies of writings on Irish economic and social history appearing in the previous year; and book reviews.

Irish Economic and Social History is now ranked by the Association of Business Schools Academic Journal Guide.

The objects of The Economic and Social History Society of Ireland are to encourage the study of Irish economic and social history at all levels, and to bring together those engaged in both teaching and research. The Journal, which is published in annual volumes, contains articles and review articles relating to research and to developments in the teaching of the subject; abstracts of recently completed theses; a select bibliography of relevant books and articles published in the year preceding the issue of the volume; book reviews; a report by the secretary on the activities of the society; and advertisements.

Dr Graham Brownlow, Queen's University Belfast (
Dr Catherine Cox, University College Dublin (

Assistant Editor
Dr Matthew Stout, St Patrick's College (

Editorial Advisers
Professor Ronald Buchanan, Queen's University, Belfast
Professor Joseph Lee, University College, Cork
Professor Nicholas Canny, NUI, Galway
Professor J. F. Lydon, Trinity College, Dublin
Professor Peter Roebuck, University of Ulster
Professor L. M. Cullen, Trinity College, Dublin
Professor Brendan Walsh, University College, Dublin
Professor David Dickson, Trinity College, Dublin
Dr Philip Ollerenshaw
Notes for contributors

Irish Economic and Social History is a refereed journal. Contributors should first consult the notes for contributors. Submissions which depart substantially from the journal's style may be returned to the author before it can be considered. 

Submission of manuscripts
  • Articles should not normally exceed 8000 words, including footnotes. Longer pieces may be considered but it is wise to consult the editors at an early stage. Reviews and review articles should stick to the word limit set by the reviews editor. Thesis abstracts should be not more than 1000 words. In all cases a word count should be appended to the item submitted.
  • Main articles must include an article abstract of around 120 words and a list of between three and six key words.
  • All material should be submitted in electronic form by e-mail attachment. Microsoft Word is the preferred software.
  • Material should be formatted with double line spacing throughout (including notes and quotations). New paragraphs should be indented.
  • Pages should be numbered throughout.
  • Please print your name, institutional address and e-mail address at the end of your article.
  • See the author resources page for more information on how to write and prepare your article and other MUP policies.
Send main articles and abstracts of theses to both editors at:

Dr Graham Brownlow
Queen's University Management School
Queen's University Belfast
Riddel Hall
185 Stranmillis Road
Belfast BT9 5EE


Dr Catherine Cox
School Of History & Archives
University College Dublin
Newman Building
Dublin 4

Send review articles, book reviews and books for review to:

Dr Matthew Stout
Department of History
St Patrick’s College
Dublin 9

Open Access

MUP Open provides authors or their institutions and funders with the option of paying a fee and making an article permanently and immediately available for free online. Authors can also self-archive their Accepted Manuscript in an institutional repository after the final version of the article has been published.

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Subscription Information

Rates for 2015:


Online only £36 / $59 / €43
Print and online £39 / $67 / €49

Print only £30 / $50 / €38

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