SAGE to publish International Journal of Maritime History from February 2014

SAGE today announced a partnership with The International Maritime Economic History Association (IMEHA) to publish its flagship journal, the International Journal of Maritime History (IJMH). International in scope, the IJMH addresses the maritime dimensions of economic, social, cultural and environmental history. The first issue of the journal will publish with SAGE in February 2014. The journal will be published four times a year with an additional two supplements in May and November.

The IJMH publishes studies of a multidisciplinary nature on a broad range of maritime historical themes including: shipping; shipbuilding; seafaring; ports; resorts and other coastal communities; sea-borne trade; fishing; environment and the culture of the sea. Every issue of the IJMH carries a diversity of material including original articles, research notes and book reviews that reflect the breadth and international nature of research in maritime history. International scholars contribute feature articles as well as research notes that inform readers of important new scholarship which has not yet reached the stage of a formal monograph, historiographical essays, and essays on primary sources.

“SAGE has a well-represented and highly regarded global publishing programme in contemporary, economic, cultural and social history, and we are delighted to welcome IMEHA’s flagship title to SAGE’s portfolio”, said Karen Phillips, Editorial Director, SAGE. “A core part of SAGE’s publishing mission is to support both the production and dissemination of original high quality research, two attributes with which we see clear synergy with the IMEHA. We look forward to developing this partnership and supporting the journal’s ongoing development for the international historical community.”

“SAGE is well known for its core strengths as a humanities and social science publisher, with strong international reach and presence,” commented, Professor David. J. Starkey, Editor. “IJMH plays a leading role in developing the critical field of thought around maritime history. We believe SAGE’s commitment to publishing high quality international research is closely aligned with our publishing goals, and we look forward to developing a successful, international partnership.”