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Focus and Scope

Early Modern Low Countries (EMLC) is a multidisciplinary international 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 and vibrant culture of the region from about 1500 to 1830 from a variety of perspectives. Rigorously peer-reviewed, the journal aims to provide a common venue for scholars around the world.

Publication Frequency

EMLC appears biannually, in a Summer and Winter issue.

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 grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

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.

Advertisement policy

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.

Stichting Early Modern Low Countries

De stichting Early Modern Low Countries is in 2017 opgericht door de verenigingen Werkgroep Zeventiende Eeuw en Werkgroep Achttiende Eeuw van de Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde. Het primaire oogmerk is het doen uitgeven van het open access tijdschrift Early Modern Low Countries. Daartoe beheert en genereert de stichting financiële middelen, en onderhoudt de relatie met Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals, een non-profitorganisatie binnen de Universiteit Utrecht. Het (onbezoldigde) bestuur van de stichting bestaat uit:

  • J.P. Sigmond, voorzitter
  • A. van Strien, secretaris
  • H. Boels, penningmeester
  • J.S. Pollmann, lid
  • F.J. Dijksterhuis, lid

Het fiscaal (identificatie)nummer van de stichting EMLC is 8571 81 063. Sinds 4 januari 2017 is zowel de ANBI-status als de culturele ANBI-status aan de stichting toegekend.


Foundation Early Modern Low Countries

The foundation Early Modern Low Countries was founded in 2017 by the societies Werkgroep Zeventiende Eeuw and Werkgroep Achttiende Eeuw van de Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde. Its primary goal is to publish the open access journal Early Modern Low Countries. The society manages the financial means to do so, and maintains close ties with Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals, owner of the journal program. The (voluntary) administration of the foundation consists of:

  • J.P. Sigmond, chair
  • A. van Strien, secretary
  • H. Boels, treasurer
  • J.S. Pollmann, member
  • F.J. Dijksterhuis, member

The foundation has received both the ANBI-status and cultural ANBI-status on 4 January 2017. Its Tax Identification Number or TIN is 8571 81 063.


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

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