Archives of Natural History
Archives of Natural History publishes peer-reviewed papers on the history and bibliography of natural history in its broadest sense, and in all periods and all cultures.
This is taken to include botany, general biology, geology, palaeontology and zoology, the lives of naturalists, their publications, correspondence and collections, and the institutions and societies to which they belong. Bibliographical papers concerned with the study of rare books, manuscripts and illustrative material, and analytical and enumerative bibliographies are also published.
Produced twice a year, ANH contains refereed, illustrated papers and book reviews and is published for the Society by Edinburgh University Press. The current issue of ANH is ANH 46, issue 1 (2019). The next issue is due in October 2019.
Archives of Natural History is freely available to members of SHNH – Society for the History of Natural History (print and online). Members have full online access to all previous issues dating back to 1936. To learn more about membership of the Society please visit our membership page. Individuals who are not members of the Society may access articles from Archives of Natural History on payment of an access fee.
Subscriptions to Archives of Natural History are welcomed from libraries and institutions. For more information, please visit the Subscriptions page on the EUP website.
A cumulative index is available of the contents for the Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History and Archives of Natural History, volumes 1- 38.
ANH Editorial team
Honorary Editor: Mr Herman Reichenbach (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Associate Editors: Dr Isabelle Charmantier, Dr Arthur MacGregor and Dr Charles Nelson
Book Reviews Editor: Ms Maggie Reilly (email@example.com)
Postal address for Book Reviews: Ms Maggie Reilly, Zoology Curator, The Hunterian (Zoology), Graham Kerr Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
The Honorary Editor welcomes the submission of articles to Archives of Natural History on the history and bibliography of natural history in its broadest sense, and in all periods and all cultures. Full instructions for submitting an article can be found here on the Edinburgh University Press ANH submission page.
All papers submitted must be original and will be subject to peer review before acceptance for publication. The names of two suggested referees should be added to the submission. The peer-review process for Archives of Natural History is explained here.
The Honorary Editor can advise authors about the suitability and format of papers. Papers must be submitted via email to the editor using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Detailed instructions on preparing a paper for email submission can be downloaded here – Instructions for authors.
Any paper that does not follow the style and format required for Archives of Natural History, as detailed in these instructions for authors may be returned to the author(s) for modification before being considered for possible publication.
Archives of Natural History online
Volumes 1 – 45 published since 1936 are available online free of charge to members of the Society who have renewed their subscription for 2019. Individuals who are not members of the Society may access articles from Archives of Natural History on payment of an access fee. Book Reviews are freely available.