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Journal of European Landscapes

Journal of European Landscapes

Landscape is often described as a typical European theme, which is increasingly studied on a European level. However, there is no journal that focuses on the international dimensions of landscape and heritage. The Journal of European Landscapes fills this gap by stimulating and promoting both empirical research and reflexive thinking on the history and heritage of the landscapes of Europe.

It is important to understand landscapes on this international scale, as policies on landscape and heritage are increasingly influenced by economic interdependence, political integration and the politics of the European Union. Heritage, defined as present uses of the past, connects historical research with the practice of landscape planning and management.

Scholars increasingly use comparative approaches to landscape and heritage within disciplines with a spatial dimension, such as geography, archaeology, environmental humanities, landscape research and heritage studies. Also in research methods, there is growing international exchange.

The Journal of European Landscapes offers a platform for knowledge exchange on the historical and heritage aspects of rural, urban and industrial landscapes of Europe, particularly for comparative, international and contextualising approaches. Both contributions with historical and heritage perspectives are welcomed.

Journal of European Landscapes


Open Access

This is a Diamond Open Access journal: it 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 do not have to provide open access charges to publish in this journal.

Open Access information

Linde Egberts, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hans Renes, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Editorial office

Arjan Conijn, Deventer, The Netherlands
Managing Editor

Editorial board

Linde Egberts, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hans Renes, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Editorial Board
Arjan Conijn, Deventer, Netherlands
Eduardo Herrera Malatesta, Lorentz Center, Leiden University, Netherlands
Jan Kolen, Leiden University, Netherlands
David Koren, Leiden University, Netherlands

Advisory Board
Henk Baas, Cultural Heritage Agency, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Gert-Jan Burgers, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Graham Fairclough, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Carola Hein, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Thomas Meier, Universität Heidelberg, Germany
Hannes Palang, Tallinn University, Estonia
Stefano Piastra, University of Bologna, Italy
Magali Watteaux, Université de Rennes 2, France

Publication Ethics & Malpractice Statement

This journal endorses the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines and will pursue cases of suspected research and publication misconduct (e.g. falsification, unethical experimentation, plagiarism, inappropriate image manipulation, redundant publication). For further information about COPE please see the website for COPE at and journal's Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.


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For long-term preservation, all issues of this journal are archived at the Dutch National Library and Portico.