About the Journal

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 of this region between 1500 and 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 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.

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.


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