• ISSN: 2058-6205

About ABIS

On the strength of their publications in Identity Papers, our authors have been asked to appear on radio, provide comment for newspapers, and contribute to blogs. They have had inquiries from other academics and practitioners interested in their work. This demonstrates the impact that publishing with Identity Papers has. Just two months after publication, individual articles have had around fifty downloads.

The University of Huddersfield’s Academy for British and Irish Studies was established in 2009, and this journal develops out of its varied and interdisciplinary work. It seeks a wide and cross-disciplinary audience from inside and outside the university sector, and draws on robust research to communicate ideas connected with identities in Britain and Ireland, today and in the past, in a readable way. Centrally, it aims for ‘accessibility with rigour’.

In format somewhere between an academic journal, an intelligent magazine, and a contributor blog, Identity Papers brings together the work of academics and non-academics whose research focuses on any aspect of contemporary and historical British and Irish Studies. It showcases learned comment, considered opinion, and reflective reviews relating to studies of identity and citizenship. It is a collection of thought that crosses and shifts disciplinary boundaries through dialogue and juxtaposition. It explores Britishness, Irishness, and other identities in the British Isles, and their components in the past, the present, and between the two. It frames and reframes debate, and focuses and refocuses key issues.

Its themes include, but are by no means limited to: histories, politics, culture(s), literatures, identities, minorities, extremism, racism, communities, citizenship, nationalities, regions, the post/colonial, diaspora, territories.

Identity Papers is published biannually, in electronic-only format. The journal is fully open access with article processing charges supported by the University of Huddersfield Press. Articles are published under a Creative Commons attribution licence (CC BY), although other more restrictive licences will be considered.

University of Huddersfield Press journals are preserved in the Portico archive.