Call for papers

We are happy to announce the launching of Historical Life Course Studies (e-ISSN 2352-6343) a new peer-reviewed No-Fee Open Access journal of the European Historical Population Samples Network (EHPS-Net), funded by the European Science Foundation (ESF). The jounal is published by the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. From now on, we are welcoming papers which deal with data from large historical databases, in particular

  • research papers dealing with historical demographic issues with the help of micro-level data,
  • methodological papers on new or existing large historical databases, scripts, database-structures, algorithms, extraction programs, etc.

From now on, manuscripts can be submitted through the website of the journal. We ask authors to respect as much as possible the guidelines for authors.


Historical Life Course Studies is of interest to all scholars who are looking for reliable contributions in the broad fields of historical demography, epidemiology, social and economic history, historical migration studies and historical sociology. The journal is of special interest to scholars (database managers, programmers, social scientists) who are concerned with methodological issues involved in working with large historical databases.

Koen Matthijs, Editor and Paul Puschmann, Associate Editor

Family and Population Studies (FaPOS) Centre for Sociological Research KU Leuven, Belgium

4 September 2013