Our free journal promotes knowledge on the contents, collections and history of the British Library. We welcome submissions of original research.

The Electronic British Library Journal (eBLJ) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal of scholarly research. It publishes articles throughout the year, with one volume per year.

You can read and search for articles on the Research Repository. Every issue is available, from the Journal’s beginnings as the British Library Journal in 1975 to the latest eBLJ article.

If you would like to write an article for the Journal, first read our guidelines for authors before submitting it to the Editor for review.

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About the Electronic British Library Journal

Our Journal extends knowledge of the Library, its collections and their research potential.

Open access

The eBLJ has always been a free to read journal.


The eBLJ's work is guided by Editorial and Advisory Boards.

For authors

We welcome submissions of original research on the British Library and its collections.

Journal articles

Latest article

Read 'The New Media Writing Prize Special Collection' by Giulia Carla Rossi; Tegan Pyke; James Pope; R. Lyle Skains and Stella Wisdom.

All articles

Browse all Electronic British Library Journal articles from 1975 to the present