Compiled and continuously updated by our members, this page contains links to digital resources for periodicals research, divided by the following categories:

The following projects are associated with members of the Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group (PPCRG).

Future States: Modernity and National Identity in Popular Magazines, 1890-1945

The first Future States conference: a nearly carbon-neutral conference that ran from 30 March – 17 April 2020 is now closed. However, a permanent archive of the conference proceedings (keynotes, panel presentations, discussion forums, and resource pages) remains available on the website as an open-access resource for magazine studies. Links to organisations, projects and archives continue to be added to the resource pages.

Little Magazines Project

The Little Magazines Project was set up as part of English research at Nottingham Trent University, through the long-standing interests of Professor R. J. Ellis, who has since moved to the University of Birmingham, and Emeritus Professor John Lucas. Dr. David Miller, Research Fellow in English, is the Chief Investigator for the project, which also has the benefit of the research interests of Professor Stan Smith. Bibliographical entries will be provided for around 2,000-2,500 magazines from the post-1945 period, with details of titles, places of publication, dates and issue numbers (first and last), editors, ISSNs, and any additional bibliographic information (such as variant titles or subtitles). In many cases, more information will be added as it becomes available, and entries will be updated where appropriate. (Entries which are entirely provisional and which may be deleted at a later stage are given in square brackets.) Descriptions of the magazines, with details of typical contributors, have been added in some cases, and it is intended that more will be added in due course. An important development will be the eventual expansion of the project to include little magazines from 1850 (the publication date of the Pre-Raphaelite magazine The Germ) through to 1944.

Modernist Magazines Project

The project documents and analyses the role of both fugitive and more established magazines and to consider their contribution to the construction of modernism in Britain, Europe and North America. The online resource comprises an index of magazines and sample issues of many magazines. The project was directed by Professor Peter Brooker (University of Sussex) and Professor Andrew Thacker (De Montfort University) and was supported by major funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for the years 2006-10.

Time and Tide: Connections and Legacies

Run by Dr Catherine Clay (Director) and Dr Eleanor Reed (Project Officer) at NTU, ‘Time and Tide: Connections and Legacies’ is a year-long project exploring the interwar history and ongoing relevance of Time and Tide, the influential feminist magazine that was launched in 1920. Founded by Welsh businesswoman and feminist Lady Rhondda, Time and Tide became one of the leading reviews of politics and culture during the interwar years, competitive with the New Statesman, and was the only woman-controlled publication of its kind. 

Our website is central to our project. At its launch, the site will host information about the magazine’s interwar history, including an illustrated timeline and biographies of its female directors and contributors, a downloadable Souvenir Edition of Time and Tide, and resources for teachers and researchers. We will continue to develop the website over the next year, adding further biographies and resources, commissioned blog posts, and information about events we are organising to celebrate Time and Tide’s centenary. You can also find us on Twitter:


The following are free online resources, not directly associated with the PPCRG, but recommended by members for periodicals research.


Curran Index, The

A constantly expanding storehouse of information about who was writing the articles, reviews, stories, novels, and poems that made up the world’s first industrialized press. If you are trying to identify the author of this or that unsigned contribution in a Victorian magazine, or if you’re looking for all known periodical contributions by a particular author, the Curran Index may be able to help.  You can also use the Curran Index to explore broader patterns of authorship in the periodical press of Victorian Britain. Begun as a supplement to the Wellesley Index, the Curran Index has now taken on a life of its own, identifying authors in a much wider range of publications than were included in its predecessor.  As of mid-April 2020 the Curran Index features over 150,000 contributions to influential 19th-century British weeklies, monthlies, quarterlies, and annuals.

Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism

DNCJ, the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism, is a collaborative project involving scholars from Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, France, the United States and Belgium. The aim of this large research group is to build a “reliable reference book, which is both comprehensive and succinct”. While DNCJ draws on data from extant publications, it aims to supplement them by extending their coverage considerably, and by presenting the entire range of categories found in separate titles in a single alphabetical sequence.

Grassroots Feminism: Transnational Archives, Resources and Communities

This site, which draws together resources and information on feminist media activism, contains a list of European feminist periodicals and zines published in the last twenty years.


Described on its website as a ‘wiki for the arts, media and humanities’, Monoskop serves as a reference guide to avant-garde and modernist magazines printed in the early twentieth century. Its main sections include a selection of introductory issues, an index of some of the most cited journals, a collection of online editions containing hundreds more titles, and a select bibliography for modern periodical studies.

Periodical Poetry Index, The

This open-access website is a database of citations to English-language poems published in nineteenth-century periodicals. It is a searchable online resource that offers full bibliographic citations to the poems; links to open access, digitized periodical volumes; the text of the first line; and notes on poem length, illustration, author gender, and other features.

SciPer: Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical

This open-access website is a searchable electronic index to the science content of sixteen nineteenth-century general periodicals. The SciPer index contains entries for over 14,000 articles and references to more than 6000 individuals and 2500 publications.


ARCA: Arxiu de Revistas Catalanes Antiques, Biblioteca de Catalunya

This site contains fully text-searchable, open-access digital facsimiles of a large number of nineteenth-century newspapers and magazines relevant to Catalonia. The site is run by the Biblioteca de Catalunya and the Consortium of Catalan University Libraries. The interface is available in Catalan and English.

Australian Periodical Publications 1840-1845

A digital library of Australian journals that began publication between 1840-1845. The site has been developed as part of the Australian Cooperative Digitisation Project and one of the Project’s key aims was to ensure access to and preservation of the selected titles through a process of preservation microfilming and digitisation.

BAnQ (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec)

As part of its digitization programme, BAnQ features on its web portal a growing number of digitized Quebec periodicals and newspapers, including La Gazette officielle (1869-1995), La Minerve (1826-1899), La Patrie (1879-1978), Le Quartier latin (1919-1970), Cité libre (1950-2000), La Revue moderne (1919-1960) and Amérique française (1941-1964). The RJQ interface (in French only) allows full-text search of selected titles.

BBM (Bibiliotecha Brasiliana Guita e José Mindlin)

Extensive collection of digitised Brazilian periodicals, dating back to 1813. Facscimiles can be downloaded as pdfs.

Blue Mountain Project

This collection contains fully searchable issues of important periodicals of the European avant-garde. Drawing on Princeton University’s exceptional collections and curatorial and academic expertise, the Blue Mountain Project is a digital thematic research collection of art, music and literary periodicals published between 1848, the year of the European Revolutions, and 1923. The project is unique in its goal of collecting full runs of rare journals of international provenance and multilingual scope, of experimental content and complex layout, and to organize them with high-level descriptive and technical precision.

BND (Biblioteca Nacional Digital Brasil) Hemerotica Digital

Brazil’s online portal of national periodicals, with extensive access to magazines, yearbooks, bulletins and serial publications. Digitised titles range from the first periodicals created in the country – such as the Correio Braziliense and the Gazeta do Rio de Janeiro, established in 1808 – to defunct 20th-century periodicals, as the Diário Carioca and Correio da Manhã, and others that no longer circulate in printed form, such as Jornal do Brasil. Holdings include, O Espelho, Reverbero Constitutional Fluminense, O Jornal das Senhoras, O Homem de Cor, Marmota Fluminense, Semana Illustrada, A Vida Fluminense, O Mosquito, A República, Gazeta de Notícias, Revista Illustrada, O Besouro, O Abolicionista, Correio de S. Paulo, Correio do Povo, O Paiz, Diário de Notícias, and also some of the first periodicals of the Empire provinces. Scientific institutions’ periodicals compose a special segment of the archive.

BNF: Gallica

The digital archive of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, including a comprehensive open-access database of 19th- and 20th-century French magazines and newspapers. Gallica is one of the world’s leading online, free-to-access digital libraries, providing access to a vast archive of printed documents (books, press and magazines) in image and text formats, as well as manuscripts, sound and iconographic documents, maps and plans. The documents selected by the BnF illustrate the French written heritage and its influence in Europe and worldwide. They compose an encyclopaedic and comprehensive resource, representative of major French authors and of the various trends of reflection and research over the centuries.

The Builder Index

Database for researchers interested in the study of architectural history and the history of the architectural press. The site offers access to the collections of two important British architectural periodicals published in the period 1842 to 1914. It includes a large database of nearly 4,000 citations to buildings; users can search by name of architect, name or type of building, country, city, town or village, or name of client.

Chinese Entertainment Newspapers

Database of Shanghai “tabloid” publications, 1890s-1930s.

Chinese Women’s Magazines in the Late Qing and Early Republican Period

Fully searchable database of four early 20th-century Chinese women’s magazines (See also RESEARCH CENTRES & NETWORKS).

Dickens Journals Online

A complete online edition of Dickens’s weekly magazines, Household Words and All the Year Round. In their day, these were phenomenally popular journals, which not only carried instalments of such well known novels as Great Expectations, Hard Times, North and South, and The Woman in White, but also poetry, investigative journalism, travel writing, popular science, history, and political comment. 

Early Chinese Periodicals Online

Online archive hosted by University of Heidelberg, bringing together several digital collections of the early Chinese press.

Google Books: Life

Google Books offers a complete, open-access digitised run of Life magazine, 1936-72.


Founded in 2008, HathiTrust is a “not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection.”

Hemeroteca Digital, Lisbon

The Hemeroteca Digital website holds a vast digital collection of Portuguese newspapers and magazines organised by the municipality of Lisbon. It aims to build a digital library for the public domain, promoting online consultation of Portugal’s diverse and extensive periodical press. Besides its collection, the archive offers further information resources, resulting from the library’s dynamic cultural and scientific activity.

Hypress: Die österreichische Tagespresse

A database of Austrian and Germany daily newspapers, covering the period 1848-1945. Primarily it contains secondary data based on a comparative evaluation of contemporary newspaper catalogues, press-historical presentations, bibliographies and inventory lists.

Illustrierte Presse: Illustrierte Magazine der Klassischen Moderne

Illustrated magazines are a rich and aesthetically first-rate source on the history of everyday life, culture, communication, design and photography in the interwar period. Through the DFG-funded digitisation and indexing project Illustrierte Magazine der Klassischen Moderne (Illustrated Magazines of Classical Modernism), ten of the most important German-language magazines of that era, with more than 650 issues, 75,000 printed pages and over 50,000 illustrations, were initially digitised at the SLUB Dresden between 2012 and 2014. Since the end of the project, futher titles have been added to the collection. The archive includes complete or semi-complete runs of: Auto-Magazin, Das Jüdische Magazin, Kokain, Das Kriminal Magazin, Das Leben, Das Magazin, Die Neue Bücherschau, Das Neue Russland, Der Querkopf, Der Querschnitt, Revue des Monats, Roland, Scherl’s Magazin, Tempo, UHU, Ullstein-Berichte. Illustrierte Presse is now hosted by

Internet Library of Early Journals (ILEJ)

A joint project by the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford, conducted under the auspices of the eLib (Electronic Libraries) Programme, now cached. It aimed to digitise substantial runs of 18th and 19th century journals, and make these images available on the Internet, together with their associated bibliographic data. The project finished in 1999, and no additional material will be added. See Final Report for conclusions of the project.

The core collection for the project are runs of at least 20 consecutive years of three 18th-century journals (Gentleman’s Magazine, The Annual Register, and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society) and three 19th-century journals (Notes and Queries, The Builder, and Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine).

Late Qing and Republican-era Chinese Newspapers

A collection of 22 core newspapers from early twentieth-century China, browsable by title and by date.

L’Esprit Nouveau

Launched in March 1920 by the Swiss architect Le Corbusier and the French cubist painter and writer Amédée Ozenfant, the magazine L’Esprit Nouveau (1920-25), was a magazine of reference within the art and architectural avant- garde movements of the early twentieth century.  The magazine is now available in digital format thanks to the work of the Biblioteca di Area delle Arti (Library of Arts) of the Università degli Studi Roma Tre (Roma Tre University). The project includes a complete digital collection of 28 issues of the magazine and offers a range of search functions developed to facilitate access to this collection, allowing users to download, save and print medium-resolution images.

Literary Magazines in Brazil

The pdf in the link above, Literary Magazines in Brazil, is an introduction to Brazil’s interwar literary magazines, by Katharina Boeckenhoff; contains links to online archives.

Magazine Rack, The

The Magazine Rack, a portal provided by the Internet Archive, is a vast collection of digitized magazines and monthly publications launched in January 2013.  It includes 711 different collection types across a wide range of content in a vast number of languages.  The majority are European but there are also almost 3000 titles in Japanese.

Magazines, Travel and Middlebrow Culture in Canada 1925-1960

Website of research project on the history of Canadian magazines, based at University of Strathclyde (2011-16). The site includes links to related magazine digitisation projects.

Modernist Journals Project (MJP)

The MJP offers an extensive, online archive of English-language literary magazines from the 1890s to the 1920s. There are also multiple additional resources: scholarly essays and other supporting materials on the period, teaching resources, publications lists, and visualisation tools.

Musée Nicéphore Niépce

The online archive of the Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, contains a full run of the pioneering French weekly news magazine VU (1928-40), created by Lucien Vogel. There are also comprehensive runs of Art et Médécine (1929-39), and Voilà (1931-40).

Nineteenth-Century Business, Labour, Temperance & Trade Periodicals (BLT19)

Led by Professor Andrew King, this website provides access to partial runs of British Workman (1855–1858, and 1861–1864), Stationary Trade Review (1887), and The Navy and Army Illustrated (1898–1900).

Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (ncse)

A free, online edition of six nineteenth-century periodicals and newspapers: Monthly Repository (1806-1837) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Northern Star (1838-1852), Leader (1850-1860), English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Tomahawk (1867-1870) and Publishers’ Circular (1880-1890). ncse includes full runs of the first five titles, and a decade only of the Publishers’ Circular. Titles are represented as completely as possible, including multiple editions, advertisements, wrappers, and supplements where we could find them.

Portal da Crônica Brasileira

National online archive of Brazilian newspapers, launched in 2018 by the Instituto Moreira Salles.

Pulp Magazines Project

The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access archive and digital research initiative for the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century’s most influential print culture forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information and resources on publishing history, multiple search and discovery platforms, and an expanding library of high-quality, cover-to-cover digital facsimiles.

Revistas culturales 2.0

The web portal Revistas culturales 2.0 is a virtual research environment for all those who are interested in historic hispanophone magazines. While nowadays the interactivity of the Web 2.0 is mostly used to publish contemporary online magazines, Revistas culturalesuses this technology to research historic cultural magazines of the modernist and avant-garde periods. Traditional methods of research usually entail discussing one or two titles through intensive close reading; within this project, the researchers try to enrich classical hermeneutical analysis by allowing readers to compare many hispanophone magazines at once in an online environment. On the one hand, Revistas culturales 2.0 gives an insight into projects digitizing hispanophone magazines, on the other hand it seeks to show how this material can be analyzed with new tools and methods provided by the Digital Humanities. Revistas culturales 2.0 allows the viewer to annotate its collection of digitized magazines, which is provided by its co-operation partner Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin.

Revistas de Ideias e Cultura – RIC/SLHI

The survey work of the research group Revistas de Ideias e Cultura (RIC) is the result of a collaboration between the Seminar: Seminário Livre de História das Ideias of the University Nova in Lisbon, the Portuguese National Library, and the Mário Soares Foundation. The site permits free access to several collections of the most representative cultural and political magazines of Portugal in the 20th century. Users can browse each issue separately, and the site includes search by author, concept, subject, authors cited, works cited or places.

Spare Rib

The British Library has digitised all issues of Spare Rib though approximately 20% of the content has been redacted since the site went live in 2016.

Trouble & Strife

Trouble & Strife was an independent radical feminist magazine published in Britain between 1983 and 2002. The magazine has been digitised and all issues are available at this site.


ZEFYS, the newspaper portal of the Berlin State Library, provides more than 280,000 issues of 192 historical newspapers from Germany, and foreign newspapers in German, focusing on the nineteenth and early twentieth century.


Archives de la critique d’art

Based in Rennes, the Archives de la critique d’art (Archives of Art Criticism) is an initiative of members of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). The Archives comprise printed materials and work documents, photographs, sound and audiovisual recordings, related to the activities of art critics and audiences in the post-1945 period.

Database of Mid-Victorian Illustration

This open-access website contains records and images of 868 literary illustrations that were published in or around 1862, providing biographical and iconographical details, as well as the ability for users to view images in high quality. A second edition was released in 2011.

IFhM, Universität Erfurt

IFhM (Interdisziplinäre Forschungsstelle für historische Medien) is an interdisciplinary research archive at the University of Erfurt, which collects and analyzes historical media of different kinds, with an emphasis on magazines, movies and movie-related press. The archive’s most recent project is a citizen science platform on the cinema of the former GDR: Kino in der DDR.

Independent Voices

Contains a range of feminist titles including: Heresies, Triple Jeopardy, New York Radical Feminists Newsletter, Sojourner, Up From Under and Off Our Backs.

Making of America Journals

A database of 19th century US periodicals and books digitized by the University of Michigan as part of the Making of America project.  Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.

Nineteenth-Century British Literary Annuals

Recognizing the annuals’ important role in the print culture of nineteenth-century Britain, this online exhibition aims to provide an introduction to the genre. Drawing from the impressive holdings at the University of Toronto, the exhibition brings together volumes from the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, the McLean Collection in the Robertson Davies Library at Massey College, and the S.T. Coleridge, G.E. Bentley, and George Baxter Collections in the E.J. Pratt Library at Victoria University. Thematically organized virtual cases display books from diverse and dispersed collections and libraries. Viewed in sequential order, the cases tell a loose narrative of the development of the genre from 1823-1839.


The Odysseo portal brings together a comprehensive collection of resources around the history of immigration to France following extensive survey work conducted by Génériques since 1987.  The portal provides internet users access to resources including references and descriptions of private and public archival holdings, digitised posters and periodicals, as well as archival documents, photographs and musical scores.  The archive also contains sound and audiovisual sources and a historical dictionary including a biographical and place record.

Poetess Archive, The

The Poetess Archive Database now contains a bibliography of over 4,000 entries for works by and about writers working in and against the “poetess tradition,” the extraordinarily popular, but much criticized, flowery poetry written in Britain and America between 1750 and 1900. Our one full-text literary annual, the Bijou of 1828, including engravings, transcriptions, and page images, serves as a model for the literary annuals that we will acquire. The scholarly apparatus and editing of texts is also in process. In addition, the Poetess Archive Database provides images of material books: book boards and slip cases, as in the Forget Me Not of 1823, for instance.

Willi Münzenberg Forum

This portal provides a comprehensive insight into Münzenberg’s life, and archival materials relating to the history of social, political and cultural movements and solidarity networks in the first half of the twentieth century. Pdfs of selected issues of Arbeiter Illustrierte Zeitung, Jugend-Internationale, Sichel und Hammer, Die Welt am Abend, and other periodicals, can be downloaded from the website’s online library.

Women’s Print Media in Interwar Britain

Maria DiCenzo’s open access site provides materials related to Time & Tide and The Woman’s Leader. The site alsoincludes descriptive and bibliographic material related to a number of interwar feminist publications with sample issues. Special resources include indexes of short fiction and materials related to the literary scene in Time & Tide.

Women Working, 1880-1930

An online collection at Harvard Library exploring women’s impact on the economic life of the United States between 1800 and the Great Depression. ‘Genre’ can be filtered for periodicals.


Agents of Change: Women and Socio-Cultural Transformation in Europe 1710-1920

This project is developing an open-access database of women periodical editors in Europe, 1710-1920. (Resource is not yet live).

Atlas of Digitized Newspapers and Metadata

This Atlas is a product of Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks in Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840–1914. It is an open access guide to a selection of newspaper databases around the world. Its initial selection is limited in scope, being comprised of the ten databases (including the aggregator Europeana) for which we were able to secure access and licensing to the machine-readable data. Nonetheless, it aims to form the foundation of a wider mapping of collections beyond its current North Atlantic and Anglophone-Pacific focus. It brings together their histories and digitisation choices with a deeper look at the language of the digitised newspaper, the evolution of newspaper terminology and the variety of metadata available in these collections. It explores how machine-readable information about an issue, volume, page, and author is stored in the digital file alongside the raw content or text, and provides a controlled vocabulary designed to be used across disciplines, within academia and beyond. This report draws upon multiple taxonomies: our own open access available dataset, academic and industry discussions of the newspaper as a journalistic form and historical artefact, digitisation guidelines and strategies, library websites, annual reports, interviews with librarians and digitisation providers and the data files themselves. With this information, researchers should be able to understand the different structures of these collections and develop computational means for robustly comparing datasets to explore deeper and more meaningful research.

Chinese Women’s Magazines in the Late Qing and Early Republican Period

This international research project seeks to restore complexity to early-twentieth-century Chinese history, challenging reductive discourses on the failings of tradition and the promise of modernity. From the project website: ‘Our instrument and object of investigation is the popular press, an as yet understudied medium that dominated the contemporary print market and became one of the prime sites for the production of knowledge and culture. Our thematic focus is the fraught and momentous subject of new gender relations in this period when footbinding ended, formal female education was officially sanctioned (1907), and women’s public roles dramatically expanded. Our geographical locus is Shanghai, epicenter of developments in both the periodical press and gender relations at the turn of the twentieth century. The project combines methods from cultural, print, art and women’s history’.

Mapping Architectural Criticism

The research project Mapping Architectural Criticism, 20th and 21st Centuries: a Cartography, funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche, aims at developing a field of research on architectural criticism and its history, from the last decades of the 19th century to the present day. It is based on an international network of scholars, whose research involves history of architectural criticism, on various levels and with different approaches (including architectural theory, history of preservation, historiography of architecture, history of architectural periodicals and of criticism).

Printed and the Built, The

The Printed and the Built is a multidisciplinary research project situated at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design / the Oslo Centre for Critical Architectural Studies (OCCAS), in collaboration with the University of Oslo, the National Museum for Art, Design and Architecture, and a wide international network. The project studies the relationship between the built environment and print culture in 19th- and early 20th-century Europe.

Site of Discourse, The

The Site of Discourse is an R&D project dedicated to the study of the architectural periodical press in Portugal during the twentieth century. This collaborative project aims to unveil the artistic practices and corresponding discursive ideas within these magazines. The research studies how the editorial culture frames the architectural discourse, with a critical reflection based on three fields of analysis: formal and visual support; agents and their social web; discursive contents (disciplinary, ideological, professional, aesthetical, technical, theoretical). This project is based at the Institute of Art History (FCSH/UNL) and DINAMIA’CET(ISCTE/IUL) in Lisbon, and was funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science Technology (FCT) (2014-2016).

Transported Imagination

Research project (2013-18), based at James Cook University, Australia, which culminated in the publication of The Transported Imagination: Australian Interwar Magazines and the Geographical Imaginaries of Colonial Modernity (Cambria, 2018). The project produced over a dozen scholarly articles and numerous public presentations, exploring the convergence of modern themes in mainstream magazines: modernity, mobility, travel, and the Pacific: ‘Our research thus draws from oceanic metaphors to consider this material also as “portholes” that give the contemporary reader insight into the interwar imaginary of various landfalls, destinations, travel experiences, identities, and other related themes’.


The following peer-reviewed journals are dedicated to periodicals research.

American Periodicals

American Periodicals, the official publication of the Research Society for American Periodicals, is devoted exclusively to scholarship and criticism relating to American magazines and newspapers of all periods. It includes essays, notes, reviews, bibliographies, and histories on all aspects of American periodicals, from the earliest 18th-century magazines to 21st-century ‘zines and e-journals.

American Periodicals invites scholarly essays treating any aspect of American periodicals (magazines, newspapers, and other periodical publications) from any historical period. Submissions that treat topics such as editorial policy, financing, production, readership, design, illustration, and circulation of specific periodicals are welcome, as are those that explore the position of American periodicals within the broader culture. In particular, the journal welcomes articles that, like the periodicals themselves, cross the boundaries of several disciplines and explore the complex ways that periodicals have shaped, and have been shaped by, American culture.

Journal of European Periodical Studies (JEPS)

The Journal of European Periodical Studies (JEPS) is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed online journal devoted to the study of periodicals and newspapers in Europe from the seventeenth century to the present. It publishes research from a broad range of critical, theoretical and methodological perspectives, including, but not limited to, cultural history, literary studies, art history, gender studies, media studies, history of science and digital humanities. As the official journal of the European Society for Periodical Research, JEPS offers scholars a forum for sharing their research and exchanging ideas across disciplinary borders.

Journal of Modern Periodical Studies

The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the academic study of modern periodicals—periodicals published roughly in the period from 1880 to 1950, whether they are aggressively modernist or anti-modernist, popular or elite, mass circulation or specialized, long-lasting or brief. Daily newspapers, weeklies, monthlies, quarterlies, and irregularly published little magazines are all part of the field covered by this journal. The journal publishes full-length articles, shorter notes and comments, bibliographies, biographical essays, reviews of books, digital projects, research archives, and other such significant scholarly resources.

Media History

Media History is an interdisciplinary journal which welcomes contributions addressing media and society from the fifteenth century to the present. Its perspective is both historical and international. It explores all forms of serial publication in manuscript, print and electronic media and encourages work which crosses the boundaries of politics, culture and communications. Contributors are encouraged to submit related visual material where appropriate.


Modernism/modernity focuses on the methodological, archival, and theoretical approaches particular to modernist studies. It encourages an interdisciplinary approach linking music, architecture, the visual arts, literature, and social and intellectual history. The journal’s broad scope fosters dialogue about the history of modernism and its relations to modernization. Modernism/modernity is the official journal of the Modernist Studies Association (MSA).

Victorian Periodicals Review (VPR)

The flagship journal of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) (See also RESEARCH CENTRES & NETWORKS). Victorian Periodicals Review, publishes the latest research in the vibrant and rapidly expanding field of 19th-century media studies. VPR features special issues, book reviews, announcements, and a biennial bibliography.


Centre for Design History (CDH), University of Brighton

CDH applies a cross-disciplinary perspective to understand how design in all its forms has shaped things, spaces and actions across time. The centre’s approach extends to other arts and humanities, the social sciences, engineering, health, and community engagement. CDH contributes to an expanded field of design history that embraces the conjunction of professional and non-professional practices; digital and analogue artefacts; the de-centring of design practice away from singular object to complex ecologies, objects and systems, and the embedding of design thinking into management and organisational processes.

European Society for Periodical Research (ESPRit)

The European Society for Periodical Research (ESPRit) aims to provide a platform for periodical researchers through its website, mailing list, annual conferences and online journal JEPS (Journal of European Periodical Studies). ESPRit takes an interdisciplinary approach and focuses on both English and non-English-language periodicals. It transcends specific thematic interests, although the emphasis is on European research. To join the network, subscribe to the mailing list, and/or register as a member of ESPRit, visit:

Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland (NPHFI)

The NPHFI exists to facilitate contact between researchers and writers in the field of newspaper, periodical, journalism and printing history, and to strengthen institutional links between third level teaching and research institutions, libraries and other organizations concerned with media history. It organizes an annual conference and provides a valuable forum for academics, researchers and journalists to meet in an informal environment to discuss and debate relevant issues. It serves as a valuable network for those interested in developing collaborative works and also provides a platform for emerging academics to present their work to the country’s leading media historians in a formal, but supportive environment.

Network of American Periodical Studies (NAPS)

The Network of American Periodical Studies (NAPS) is a new research initiative, set up by Dr Sue Currell (University of Sussex) and Dr Victoria Bazin (Northumbria University), that aims to bring together scholars working on American periodicals (magazines, newspapers and other periodical publications) from any historical period.

NAPS brings together scholars from a range of historical periods in order to stimulate further dialogue about how we study periodicals and why we study periodicals. Whilst the network focuses on research on American periodicals, scholars working on periodicals from around the world may well find NAPS useful for identifying synergies and connections between American and non-American print cultures. The network defines ‘America’ not simply as the United States, but to include the nations that form that continent.

Research Society for Victorian Periodicals

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) is an interdisciplinary and international association of scholars dedicated to the exploration of the richly diverse world of the 19th-century press: magazines, newspapers, and serials of all kinds. Members of RSVP are involved in the study of British literature, and the history and culture of Britain and its empire, as well as in the emerging fields of book history and media history.

Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group (PPCRG),

Dept. of English, Communications and Philosophy,

Nottingham Trent University.