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Focus and Scope

The Knowles Review of Economic History is an annual student-run publication supported by, albeit independent from, the Department of Economic History at LSE. It is committed to publishing the best work produced by undergraduate and postgraduate students across the LSE student body. All articles are peer-reviewed and published in conjunction with the Houghton Street Press. As the name suggests, it is primarily centred on the field of economic history, but due to the interdisciplinary nature of that field, submissions from any discipline are accepted as long as they are relevant. The journal seeks to promote the work of LSE students and the field of economic history as a whole.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online and in print once annually.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.

Open Access Policy

Houghton St Press is an open access publisher, and all of our publications are free to read and published under Creative Commons licences.

Archiving Policy

Houghton St Press registers our journals and books with as many suitable indexes as possible. All of our article metadata are openly available for harvesting by indexing services via OAI-PMH and the journals are registered with Open Archives for discovery.

Houghton St Press content is LOCKSS enabled, and copies of all Houghton St Press publications are made available from LSE Research Online, the School’s open access repository.


The journal platform includes in-browser annotation and text highlighting options on full text formats via Readers will require a account to create annotations, and will have the option to make these publicly available, available to a group, or private.

Advertisement policy

The journal only displays advertisements that are of relevance to its scope and will be of interest to the readership (e.g. upcoming conferences). All advertising space is provided free of charge and the editor and publisher have the right to decline or withdraw adverts at any point. Adverts will include a text heading to make it clear that they are adverts not related to the journal.

If you wish to propose a potential advert then please contact the editorial team. All advert images will have to be provided to the publisher.


The Knowles Review of Economic History is published with the support of the Department of Economic History.


The journal was launched in 2020, but stemmed from a single issue published by the LSE Student Union in 2019.

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