About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Early Modern Low Countries (EMLC) is a multidisciplinary, international, and open access journal dedicated to the study of the early modern Low Countries. The journal publishes state-of-the-art scholarship on any aspect of the turbulent history of this region between 1500 and 1830. Rigorously peer-reviewed, the journal aims to provide a common venue for scholars around the world.


EMLC is published by a non-profit foundation, the Stichting Early Modern Low Countries (click here for more details). The journal appears exclusively as an open access journal on the Open Journals platform.

Publication Frequency

EMLC appears biannually, in a Summer and Winter issue.

Indexing Services

EMLC is currently  covered by the following indexing services:

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • Google Scholar
  • Scopus
  • Worldcat

All EMLC content is indexed with CrossRef and assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). If the journal is not yet indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by contacting info@openjournals.nl.

Journal History

EMLC was founded in 2017 as a continuation of De Zeventiende Eeuw (1985-2016) and De Achttiende Eeuw (1968-2016).