The Royal Studies Journal is an online and fully open access publication which adheres to the highest standards of academic double blind peer-review. It provides a truly international and inter-disciplinary forum for scholars whose research is connected to monarchy in any aspect, period or geographical setting.
The Royal Studies Journal has developed as an offshoot of the successful Kings & Queens conference series and the Royal Studies Network. The Network has provided a framework for researchers in the field to share news and information and make contacts with potential collaborators or to find scholars with similar interests. The Kings & Queens conference series has provided a yearly event for scholars to share their research in the field. However, while both the Network and conference series have drawn attention to the developing and thriving interdisciplinary field of Royal Studies, to date there has not been a dedicated publishing outlet for research in this area. The Royal Studies Journal aims to fill this gap and provide a venue for academic research from all disciplines, areas and periods across the field. The RSJ was founded in 2013 by a group of international researchers and postgraduate students with the support of the University of Winchester. It was decided that the publication should be multi-language, online only and fully open-access with no charges for either readers or contributors in order to make the research as accessible as possible.
This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.