Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

De Zeventiende Eeuw is the peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the Werkgroep Zeventiende Eeuw (Study Group Seventeenth Century), which publishes two issues per year. The editors are specialists in the fields of history, art history, literary history, and religious history. The journal’s interdisciplinary approach contributes to creating a balanced view on the early modern cultural history of the Netherlands.

Since its establishment in 1985, De Zeventiende Eeuw publishes about twenty high quality illustrated articles per year, presenting the latest results of research into the material and immaterial legacy of the Dutch seventeenth century. The articles are written for a large international public of researchers and interested readers. The journal also features reviews of recent scholarly publications relevant to or related to the field. In addition, one of each volume’s issues contains a carefully chosen selection from contributions to the Study Group Seventeenth Century’s annual conference. External specialists, moreover, collaborate in the creation of special issues.


Section Policies

Artikelen - Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Discussiedossier - Forum

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Recensies - Book reviews

  • Jeannette Kamp
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Signalementen - Book notices

  • Jeannette Kamp
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

In Memoriam

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Each manuscript is first assessed by at least two of the editors on the editorial board, who make an initial appraisal of the article. If the article is judged suitable for De Zeventiende Eeuw, it is sent to one or two external referees for a double blind peer review process: authors are not told who reviewed their paper and reviewers are not told who wrote the paper. De Zeventiende Eeuw uses a review form which applies scholarly criteria. Based on the recommendations of the reviewer(s), the editorial board decides whether the paper should be accepted, revised, or rejected. In case of revisions, the editorial board makes its final decision on publication after the article’s resubmission.

Editors' screening criteria:
- The article discusses a problem/theme that is relevant to the cultural history of the seventeenth century.
2.Formulation of the problem
- The problem upon which the article is based should be described properly.
3.Structure of the text
- The line of reasoning should be consistent.
- The structure of the argument should be well-balanced.
- The article should be relevant to current research.
- The writer uses reliable sources in a proper manner.
- The writer uses a correct register.
- The article should be readable, also for non-adepts.
The article should be methodologically sound and accountable.


Publication Frequency

De Zeventiende Eeuw is published twice a year.


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.


How to support De Zeventiende Eeuw

How can you support De Zeventiende Eeuw?

  • Register as a reader via the home page of the journal, fill in all your personal details. At some point we may contact you to contribute as a reviewer.
  • Announce the journal and distribute the URL to your colleagues and students. Encourage them to register as a reader, so that we can send them updates on new issues.
  • Get in touch with your institute's library and ensure that the journal is known to the library's search engine.
  • Contribute to the journal financially. The journal is for a very large part dependent on the voluntary work of a large number of people. But some actions, like the editorial process and the hosting of the digital journal, simply require funding. If you are willing to contribute financially, please become a member of the Werkgroep De Zeventiende Eeuw.


Backissues (1985-2011)

In the course of 2015/2016 the backissues of De Zeventiende Eeuw will appear in the Archive on this website.

At this moment previous articles and reviews are freely available in full text via the DBNL (the Digital Library of Dutch Literature).



De Zeventiende Eeuw is being indexed and/or archived in the following directories and catalogues:

De Zeventiende Eeuw is included in the ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences) for the disciplines 'History', 'Art' and 'Art History'.

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Subscription-based directories

Library catalogues

  • COPAC - Catalogue of resources at all the university libraries in the UK and Ireland
  • SUDOC - Catalogue of resources at all the university libraries in France
  • ZDB - Catalogue of resources at all the university libraries in Germany
  • Picarta
  • Worldcat

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eISSN 2212-7402 - print ISSN: 0921-142x