The Royal Netherlands Historical Society (Koninklijk Nederlands Historisch Genootschap, KNHG) will launch BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review as an Open Access journal on 30 March 2012. The journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle of making research freely available to the public in order to facilitate greater global exchange of knowledge.
BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review is the leading, peer reviewed academic journal for the history of the Netherlands, Belgium and their global presence. The journal accommodates all historical sub disciplines and covers every period of history since the Middle Ages. It accepts contributions in both Dutch and English. BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review is published by the KNHG and began in 1877 as a paper, subscription-based journal; readers can subscribe to the printed journal via http://www.knhg.nl.
The Open Access version is published in cooperation with the Utrecht University Library (Igitur publishing) at http://www.bmgn-lchr.nl, where the journal archive (1970-2011) can also be found. BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review has the INT1 ranking (previously known as A-status) from the European Science Foundation. From 2011 onwards the journal is indexed by Thomson Reuters for inclusion in its annual Journal Citation Reports (first impact factor to appear in 2014).
The first issue published in Open Access is a special on:
Low Countries Histories of Masculinity