Journal of Welsh People’s History is published
annually in the Autumn / Winter. The journal is bilingual and welcomes
submissions in either English or Welsh.
The editors are glad to receive contributions on
all periods of the history of the Welsh people. While most of what we
have published so far is concerned with the modern period, we welcome
suitable articles on any period of Welsh history. As the subtitle of
the journal suggests we approach history from below and are interested
in the experience of the ‘ordinary’ people. We are proud of our record
in modern labour history and of being the principal journal in which
work in women’s history has been published in Wales. But we are always
keen to extend our boundaries into new periods and new approaches.
Llafur is a scholarly journal, and most articles
are based on original research and reflect this in their footnotes. But
the editors expect articles to be presented in an accessible style,
with the general reader in mind.
We particularly welcome suitable recollections
and memoirs, or revealing documents which deserve a wider audience.
Many of our authors are publishing their first
piece of work and the editors are happy to offer advice on
presentation, style and suggestions for revision, or to discuss
proposed contributions before submission. A style sheet is available to
The journal does not in the ordinary way review
books, but the editors do, from time to time, commission articles which
give surveys of particular fields in the subject or review a batch of
related recent publications. Anyone with ideas for such articles should
contact the editors, by email or post, to discuss a proposal rather
than submit a finished article.
Articles are normally read by both editors who
make decisions and offer advice. We sometimes seek the advice of
outside readers as referees. Please submit hard copy in the first
instance. Wherever possible contributions should be word processed, and
finally submitted on disk or via email. But no contributor should be
deterred from writing for the journal if they are unable to do this.
Many contributions to the journal are around 5,000 words in length but
the editors are happy to discuss and consider longer submissions.