About the Journal

Medieval Settlement Research (MSR) is an internationally recognised publication containing research papers, scholarly articles, fieldwork reports, book reviews and an annual bibliography. Although the MSRG’s interests are concentrated primarily on British and Irish medieval rural settlement and landscape between the fifth and sixteenth centuries AD, it actively encourages wider chronological and pan-European perspectives. Medieval Settlement Research therefore welcomes papers relating to Britain, Ireland and the rest of Europe that help us to improve our understanding of medieval rural settlements and landscapes from the level of individual sites to the international scale.

The journal is published annually, in full colour, on A4 format to allow for large, detailed and high-quality illustrations.

Open access

All papers in Medieval Settlement Research are released open-access two years after publication. Immediate open access is available subject to a small fee.

Authors are also welcome to deposit 'Author Accepted Manuscripts' with institutional or other scholarly repositories upon acceptance.

See here for details of our Open Access policy.

Submit a paper

We are continuously open to submissions, which should follow our Author Guidelines and be e-mailed directly to the Editor: see here for details.


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