Architectural History

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The Society’s principal publication, sent to all members and to subscribing libraries around the world, is Architectural History. It is a double-blind, peer-reviewed international journal that publishes significant original and interpretive research on buildings, the built environment, the history of architectural theory, and architectural historiography, in all places and periods. Articles in Architectural History are intended to be rigorous, analytical, and, although closely focused, also contextualize their subject and explore its relevance in relation to wider issues concerning the history and understanding of architecture.

Volume 61 was published September 2018, and it includes the following content:

and several Book Reviews.

All issues of Architectural History from three or more years ago are available for consultation on-line through JSTOR, which is free through subscribing institutions and also now allows individuals various options for personal access to articles.

In due course, the journal will also be available via a second digital platform, with immediate access to the latest content for Society members and subscribing institutions.

The Editors welcome submissions. The journal now accepts submissions on a year-round basis, with the aim of providing readers’ reports and a decision to publish within three months of receipt. Click here to find out how to send an article to Architectural History and for the Contributors’ Notes.

The current Editorial Team is: Anthony Gerbino (Lead Editor), Emily Mann (Deputy Editor, Production), Geoff Brandwood, David Hemsoll, Julian Holder, Judi Loach, and Jessica Kelly (Book Review Editor).​



Subscribing to Architectural History

Members of the SAHGB receive a free copy of Architectural History as part of their membership.

Institutions may subscribe here


Searching Architectural History

There are numerous ways of locating articles in Architectural History. The links will take you to the relevant websites where further information is available.

RIBA Library Catalogue – The titles of all articles published in Architectural History are listed in the RIBA Library catalogue, which is freely and publicly accessible.

JSTOR – Issues of Architectural History over three years old are scanned and available on JSTOR as searchable text. This facility is available free to those in academic institutions which include Architectural History as part of their JSTOR subscription. It is also possible for non-subscribers to download individual articles as PDFs for a fee, or for free subject to certain conditions.

Avery Index – The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals is produced by Columbia University and the Getty Institute, and catalogues all articles in Architectural History. It is available primarily through institutions which subscribe to the facility through Athens or other database packages, and through a CD of the database held at certain libraries.

AH Indexes – Professor Andor Gomme’s Indexes to Architectural History, Vol. 1-46 – The first 46 volumes of Architectural History have been catalogued by Andor Gomme and are available here to download as searchable PDF files:


Locating Architectural History

Many libraries in Britain (including the RIBA Library) and abroad subscribe to the journal. For a current list of UK academic libraries where copies can be found, look up the current COPAC list. If your institution wishes to subscribe, please click here.

Open Access

Architectural History is REF compliant. A ‘Green’ Open Access policy is in place for the journal which automatically allows authors to archive their Accepted Manuscripts in institutional repositories, on personal webpages and in subject repositories, without an embargo period. More information is outlined on the  Cambridge Journals Online webpages.