Next deadline to submit Special Issue proposals for Business History is Dec 16

Business History publishes three or four special issues each year.

Proposals for special issues are considered by the editorial team twice a year, once in June and once in December, to allow for a more systematic decision-making process. The next deadline for submitting a special issue proposal is December 16. 

Proposals should be submitted to the Managing Editor ( and copied to the Joint Editors-in-Chief, Stephanie Decker ( and Neil Rollings ( Guest editors remain free to submit proposed SIs at any point in the year but the proposals will not be considered until the next deadline. Guest editors will receive a decision shortly after the deadline. The expectation is that up to two special issues will be approved in any round averaging to three being commissioned each year, assuming that they are regarded as of suitable appeal. Decisions will be relayed to the applicants with feedback early in the New Year and the summer depending on the relevant deadline. 

Submitted proposals must be fully worked out in advance of submission. Editors remain happy to advise on proposed SIs in advance of any submission but that any revisions requested by the editorial team after submission are expected to be minor.

More information about how to submit is available here.