Costume: the journal of The Costume Society

Costume is a dress studies journal published twice a year on behalf of the Costume Society. It is edited by Valerie Cumming and Alexandra Kim with Christine Stevens as Reviews Editor.

The journal publishes articles that are primarily object-based, from a broad chronological period and with a worldwide remit; it maintains a balance between practice and theory and concentrates on the social significance of dress. The journal also includes book reviews and listings of dress exhibitions, new books and articles published during the year – all of which reflect a diverse range of new material on the subject. It is free to members.

Articles are welcomed from both established researchers and those new to the field. For further information contact journal@costumesociety.org.uk

In May 2015 Costume was accepted into the Arts and Humanities Citation Index of the Institute for Scientific Information. ISI provides a leading international abstracting and indexing database which lists the most distinguished scholarly journals in the world and this great accolade demonstrates the scholarly reputation of the journal.

Costume is published on behalf of the Costume Society by Edinburgh University Press, an academic publisher that nurtures strong relationships with societies. Details about the journal and subscriptions can be found on the EUP website.

If you are interested in submitting an article download our Notes for Contributors to Costume here Costume_Notes_for_Contributors_final_November_2016.pdf

For book reviews contact bookreviews@costumesociety.org.uk

Members of the Costume Society receive copies of the journal as part of their membership, and also have access to the online archive of the journal on the EUP website.

COSTUME 51:1, 50:2 

The first edition of the journal to be published by EUP  celebrates fifty years of Costume, as this blog entry on the EUP describes

Extra! While stocks last...

We have a limited number of printed 2017 Journals still available. They are £10.00 each plus postage (for both: +£2.15 UK, + £6.60 Europe, rest of the world on application). Please email membership@costumesociety.org.uk to say which and how many you'd like and we'll confirm the postage cost and how you can pay.

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