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.

Submissions and Peer Review Process

The editorial board welcomes original research manuscripts of 8,000 words. We particularly invite early career scholars to submit their work. EMLC offers additional support throughout the editorial process, including feedback from the editors and professional copy-editing by our in-house English language editor. All submissions are reviewed by the editors within two months, and if deemed suitable undergo a double-blind peer-review process. We typically return the peer review reports within six months of submission.


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.

Journal History

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

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and may grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement. Authors can opt for either a NonCommercial 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC 4.0) or a 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0).

Archiving Policy

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal utilises CLOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

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.

EMLC welcomes advertisements that are of relevance to its scope and will be of interest to its readership. Commercials or banner advertising shall in no way be offensive and will not include information that can decrease the credibility of the journal.