The Victorian Historical Journal, first published as the Victorian Historical Magazine in 1911, is the official journal of record and scholarly publication of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. It has become a vast collaborative history of Victoria with hundreds of individual contributors and topics and has itself become a primary source for researchers.
At times a journal of record, piety for pioneers, peroration for patriotism, it has also offered challenging perspectives. Although now a refereed journal with outstanding academic contributors, it has always encouraged well researched papers by non-professional historians. A recent innovation has been the introduction of Historical Notes – an opportunity to publish less academic articles.