An Open Access Journal focused on the Second World War?

Ok, so this is a bit of research and nothing concrete.

Is there interest, however, in an open access journal focused on the Second World War? Open access publishing is a major debate within academia in the UK at the moment and is where the sector is moving towards. For a good example of what I am referring to, look at the British Journal for Military History, which is the open access journal of the British Commission for Military History. In terms of scope, I think any journal, while being chronological focused on the Second World War period, would have to be broad in terms of its thematic focus. It would need to incorporate operational military history alongside other aspects of the history of the Second World War, such as political, cultural and social aspects of the conflict.

All thoughts are welcomed.

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5 responses to “An Open Access Journal focused on the Second World War?

  1. Pingback: Articles in the British Journal for Military History | The Second World War Military Operations Research Group·

  2. I voted yes. One group who would benefit is people who like to read military history that is based on primary research, but who do not have an academic affiliation giving them access to JSTOR and other databases of academic journals. It should therefore have a wider readership and perhaps pool of contributors than a print academic journal.

    • Martin, I agree and I think that is one of the motivation for open-access publishing, though the thinking is not always clear.

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