Jaarboek voor Nederlandse boekgeschiedenis / Yearbook for Dutch Book History
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Geographical Scope
The Low Countries. This includes the modern territories of The Netherlands and Belgium but may also cover former colonies and border areas, stretching to parts of Western Germany, the North Sea area and Northern France.
Chronological Scope
All periods are covered, from the early age of written culture to the era of digitalization, and everything in between.
Editorial Board

Cécile de Morrée (hoofdredacteur)
Arno Kuipers (redactiesecretaris)
Alex Alsemgeest
Steven Claeyssens
Trude Dijkstra
Fleur Praal
Martine van Rhijn-Verhoef
Merel Waeyaert
Arthur der Weduwen

Book history, book culture, materiality, intermediality, codicology, paleography, bibliography, collections, libraries, manuscripts, early printed books, prints.

Jaarboek voor Nederlandse boekgeschiedenis / Yearbook for Dutch Book History

The Yearbook for Dutch Book History publishes articles in the Dutch and English language on all aspects of the book history of the Low Countries. The Yearbook is aimed at a broad spectrum of readers, including scholars, bibliophiles and specialists in the library and heritage sectors. The Yearbook welcomes contributions on varied methodologies of book history, ranging from studies on the materiality of the book, paleography and visual culture, to readers and readership, libraries and book collecting and digital developments in the realm of the book. Scholarly contributions are subject to double-blind peer review. An accessible and narrative style of writing is especially valued, given that the Yearbook also functions as the journal of the Dutch Book Historical Association (NBV).

Each issue of the Yearbook contains a combination of articles on a central theme, and a selection of other articles. Examples of recent themes include: music, the book and illustration, illegal and underground publishing, news and current affairs, and paper. Articles may be accompanied by a lengthy summary in a language other than the language of the article. The Yearbook also accepts, on an incidental basis, relevant non-scholarly contributions or articles in which broader international developments in the discipline are discussed, including review articles. Contributions about the Low Countries’ book culture in international or transcultural perspective are also welcomed. The deadline for contributions is 1 November.

For more information on the next issue’s theme, please consult the call for papers.

From 2021, contributions to the Yearbook for Dutch Book History are published in Diamond Open Access online and accessible via www.aup-online.com.