Below is a list of the organisations, with web sites, that publish journals, or regular series of monographs, that have content which may be of interest with regard to the medieval fortifications in England and Wales.
Some, but by no means all, journals have web sites and of these only a few have article indexes. The details of specific journal articles can be found on the relevant individual site pages.
National and International
- Castle Studies Group Journal (indexes and some articles)
- Council for British Archaeology (CBA) (British Archaeology)
- Society of Antiquaries of London (The Antiquaries Journal. Contents of volumes and purchaseable copies of articles are available from Cambridge Journals online. Archaeologia was the former major publication of the society from 1770 to 1991. The contents of volumes and purchaseable copies of some articles also available from Cambridge Journals online. A secondary journal Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaies of London, published between 1849-1920, is also a digitised archive at Cambridge Journals online.)
- Royal Archaeological Institute (contents of recent issues of The Archaeological Journal can be purchased on an article bases via ArchLib). Volumes 1 (1844) to 120 (1963) are fully and freely available online via The Archaeological Data Service.
- Society for Medieval Archaeology (the
first 50 volumes of Medieval Archaeology (1956-2005) are now available online via Archaeology Data Service. A searchable database of the more recent excavation reports printed as 'Medieval Britain and Ireland' is also available.)
- Royal Historical Society (indexes of Transactions... Also available, along with purchasable copies of articles from Cambridge Journals online)
- Ancient Monuments Society (index of Transactions...)
- British Archaeological Association (Seemingly no available index of the Annual Journal but some details of Conference Transactions available.)
- English Heritage Archaeological Monographs (available online via Archaeology Data Service.)
- Fortress Study Group (Back issues of Fort for sale but no index. Slight information about Casemate)
- Medieval Settlement Research Group (contents of Medieval Settlement Research; full copies of ...Annual Reports (1986-2007) available via ADS)
- The Vernacular Architecture Group (Vernacular Architecture via Maney Online)
- Antiquity (contents by issue and a few articles)
- Current Archaeology (contents, with short abstracts, of recent issues)
- Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies
- Nottingham Medieval Studies (available by subscription from Brepols)
- Society for Landscape Studies (contents and abstacts of Landscape History)
- Cambrian Archaeological Association Archaeologia Cambrensis; contents of recent volumes) (19th century volumes available from Welsh Journals Online.)1
- Studia Celtica - from 1994 amalgamted with The Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies (21st century volumes indexed at, and purchaseable from, ingentaconnect. An index for volumes from 1972. Earlier volumes may become available online in the future from Welsh Journals Online)
- The British Archaeological Trust (details of recent issues of Rescue News)
- Society of Architecutural Historians of Great Britain (Details on obtaining articles from Architectural History and author, place and person indexes up to Vol. 46)
- De Re Militari - The Society for Medieval Military History (Table of contents of Journal of Medieval Military History)
- The Medieval Academy of America publish a quartley journal Speculum. (Accesible or, in my case, inaccesible via JSTOR)
- History Today has many article for sale but Oliver Creighton's 'Castles, Lordship and Settlement in Norman England and Wales' from 2003 is freely available. Archives for History Today and History Review from 1995-2012.
- BBC History Magazine is populist but occasionally has articles of interest.
Open Access Archaeology has a sublisting of those Journals offering open access
- Doug's Archaeology has a hypertext list of English Language Archaeology Journals.
A sublisting of those journals available online for a payable fee.
A sublisting of journals available as print only2.
His original sublisting of open access journals is now at
The links below are general for sites with indexes of their publications or details of how to obtain publications. Smaller groups without signifcant publications are general omitted;
Most CBA groups publish newsletters, often twice yearly, and many groups are now making these available online but these are rarely full research articles. A few groups publish journals of academic articles.
- CBA East (Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk) (The former Mid Anglia and East Anglia Groups)
- CBA East Midlands (Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland)
- CBA London (Greater London)
- CBA North (Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland, Teesside, Tyne & Wear) (Downloadable Newsletter)
- CBA North West (Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside) (Downloadable Newsletter)
- CBA South East (Kent, Surrey, Sussex) (Downloadable Newsletter)
- CBA South Midlands (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire) (Downloads and index of South Midlands Archaeology - formerly CBA Group 9 Newsletter)
- CBA South West (Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset) (latest issues of Newsletter with plans for earlier newsletter to be made available)
- CBA Wessex (Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Wiltshire, Channel Islands) (publications page)
- CBA West Midlands (Hereford, Worcester, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands) (It is planned that all West Midlands Archaeology will go online.)
- CBA Yorkshire (Forum and Newsletter)
County and Local District
- Welsh Journals Online (WJO) provides free access to scholarship from Wales. Currently has Welsh History Review, Brycheiniog, Ceredigon, Montgomeryshire Collections, Flintshire Historical Society Journal, Gower, Minerva, Morgannwg, South Wales Record Society, Radnorshire Society transactions, Pembrokeshire historian, Gwent Local History, Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society transcations, Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. While it was intended to add further volumes active work on the project seems to had ceased.
County and Local District
Commerical companies (many are also charities) providing archaeological services (CBA complete listing of contracting units, trusts and consultancies).
All publish reports for clients which are sometime made more widely available (see grey literature) but some produce wider reports, newsletter and other items of interest.
A small selection are;
The four welsh archaeological trusts have somewhat wider remits, including being holders of the county Historic Environment Records.
University Archaeology Departments
There are many archaeology departments in British universties which sometime put online reports of current projects. These tend to have no longevity being removed every time a university changes it web design (something that tends happens often usually with a complete break of previous links). Internet Archaeology from the University of York, supported by CBA, has a wider remit than the university itself. Sheffield University (uniquely?) published a graduate journal.