SAGA – The Historical Society Journal

Saga, the Historical Society Journal has long proven itself to be the journal of choice for Icelandic historians. It is issued biannually and publishes peer-reviewed scholarly articles on a range of historical subjects. In addition, Saga is committed to covering recently published books and articles that relate to Icelandic history or academic research into Icelandic history. The subscribers of Saga are also members of the Sögufélag.

The editors of Saga are Dr. Vilhelm Vilhelmsson and Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir. You can contact the editors of Saga by e-mails at and

The editors of Saga are assisted by a professional editorial team.

The Saga editorial board:

Davíð Ólafsson

Helgi Skúli Kjartansson

Már Jónsson

Ragnheiður Kristjánsdóttir

Sveinn Agnarsson

The maximum length of peer-reviewed articles in Saga is 8–10 thousand words.

Saga writing rules.

The journal publishes three types of book reviews: a) detailed reviews where several works are compared at length, b) reviews on individual books and c) publication announcements which are intended to be a short introduction to important academic publications, such as collections of articles, conference papers, reference books, support material and translated works.

Instructions for authors of detailed reviews, reviews and publication announcements.

The Sögufélag journal publication

Saga was first published in 1949. During its first few years, Saga was published in sheets, and several annual sheet issues were bound together into a single volume. As a result, labelled annual publications are much fewer than the actual number of years that the journal has been published.

Saga has been published regularly since the 1970s in a single, high-quality volume each year and semiannually, in spring and autumn, since 2002. At present, all older publications are available on Tí

In addition to Saga, the Historical Society has published two other journals: Blanda and Saga. The founding members of the Society understood that it was not enough just to publish primary sources, but rather that the material had to be processed into a readable narrative for the general reader. This was done by publishing the paper Blanda from 1918 to 1953. The paper published essays and a diverse range of interesting source material and was quickly held in high regard. The entire publication of Blanda is accessible on Tí