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Focus and Scope

De Zeventiende Eeuw is the only peer-reviewed, open access journal for the study of the cultural history of the early modern Low Countries. Appearing biannually since 1985, the journal seeks to publish up to twenty original articles each year, either in English or in Dutch. Interdisciplinary in scope, it seeks to cover a wide range of subjects pertaining to the rich material and immaterial legacy of the Netherlands in the long seventeenth century, including literature, religion, political and intellectual history, and the visual arts.

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.

De Zeventiende Eeuw is the journal of the Werkgroep Zeventiende Eeuw / Study Group Seventeenth Century.

Publication Frequency

De Zeventiende Eeuw appears biannually, in a Spring and Autumn 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.

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.

How to support De Zeventiende Eeuw

How can you support De Zeventiende Eeuw?

  • Register yourself via the home page of the journal and 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, 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 Zeventiende Eeuw / Study Group Seventeenth Century.

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'.

OA directories

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

All DZE content is indexed with CrossRef and assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

In addition, the journal is available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

If the Journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.

We explicitly encourage authors to deposit their article in their institutional repository after publication.

Publishing Support

De Zeventiende Eeuw  is published by Werkgroep Zeventiende Eeuw / Study Group Seventeenth Century, in cooperation with Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals

Publisher printed edition: Uitgeverij Verloren, Hilversum

De Zeventiende Eeuw receives financial support from the Incentive Fund Open Access of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).


De Zeventiende Eeuw fully supports and encourages author self-archiving of the article(s) after publication in the journal.

This journal is registered as a SHERPA/RoMEO Blue journal.


The academic journal, De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief (The Seventeenth Century. Culture in the Netherlands in an interdisciplinary perspective) is the official journal of the Werkgroep Zeventiende Eeuw / Study Group Seventeenth Century.

The Study Group was founded on 10 January 1985 to stimulate interdisciplinary research into the cultural heritage of the seventeenth-century Low Countries and to promote interdisciplinary contacts between all those engaged in the study of the cultural history of the Early Modern Low Countries.

This is done through annual thematic conferences in which researchers from relevant disciplines (Art History, Dutch Literature, Political History, Social and Economic History, Church (Religious) History, Book History, History of Science, Philosophy, Musicology, Neo-Latin) present papers, and also by the making and distribution of the interdisciplinary journal De Zeventiende Eeuw.

Since 1985 the journal appears twice a year under the editorship of a (changing) interdisciplinary group of researchers from universities in the Netherlands and Flanders. The first publisher was Sub Rosa in Deventer. From 1991 onwards the journal has been published by Verloren in Hilversum.

In 2010 the board of the Study Group Seventeenth Century and the editoral board of the journal took the first steps towards starting an online edition of De Zeventiende Eeuw by submitting an application for Open Access to NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research). On March 30 2012 the first online Open Access issue of De Zeventiende Eeuw was published, hosted by the Utrecht University Library, the Netherlands.

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