Anweisungen für Autoren



The publisher of the Journal on European History of Law is the STS Science Centre Ltd. seated in London. The European Society for History of Law closely cooperates with the STS Science Centre Ltd. and helps with editing the journal, which is published 2x per year. It is assigned for law-historians and Romanists that want to share with their colleagues the results of their research in this field.


At the same time, reviews of books with historical themes are being published. You can also find there information about the happenings in the field of law-history.


Articles in the journal are published in English or in German, according to the authors wish. The articles must fulfill the criteria written in the guidelines for authors. All contributions / papers are subject to a peer-review. The executive editor decides on whether to publish the articles and in which order.

To subscribe the Journal on European History of Law please, write to: 



Peer review process


- Submitted manuscripts first undergo an in-house review by the Editors who decide on acceptance or rejection for the full review procedure, on the grounds of conformity to the formal and substantive requirements of the journal.

- If accepted, the article is then sent to two reviewers, experts in the given area of research.


Every effort is made to maintain both professional and personal independence between the author and the reviewers; however, we ask the authors to indicate the persons who have read the paper, and/or have cooperated in its completion before its submission. Also, the author may state in a separate letter the reasons why he wishes specific person should not be contacted for reviewing purposes; the Editors however reserve the right of final decision on the reviewers.


Please allow six months for the completion of the review process. Based on the verdicts, we will either:

- publish the article as it is or after minor revisions (specified and subsequently reviewed by the Editors), or 

- ask the author for a major revision and resubmission, after which another round of external reviewing will take place, or 

- decline the text for further consideration.


Although the opponents' reviews are of crucial importance, the final decision on acceptance of the article for publishing, or its rejection, is solely the right and responsibility of the Editorial team and the Editor-in-Chief. In case of contradictory or otherwise conflicting reviews, a third one will be solicited.



Guidelines for authors


The Journal on European History of Law published posts from the field of history of law and Roman law. The publications cannot have more than 30 pages. They must be written in English or in German languages.


All the works must be reviewed. The executive editor decides on whether to publish the materials and in which order.  


The authors are held responsible for the lingual and formal level of the papers submitted. These levels are checked by the editor’s office and some small necessary changes can be done by the editor.


Corrections are possible only upon prior request. Corrections done by the author must be returned within 4 days and no significant changes are permitted.



Author’s rights and originality


Editors of Journal on European History of Law assume that:

- the author (or team of authors) that submits the manuscript has the authors rights for this manuscript;

- if the manuscript contains some materials from a third party, the editors assume that the submitting author got the permission for publishing the materials in Journal on European History of Law;

-By offering the manuscript to the editors of the journal, the author shows his interest in publishing. He, thus, transfers the author’s rights to the publisher beginning from the moment when the manuscript is accepted by the editors.


Supplements must be sent to the email address of editor’s office:


The supplements must be in the formats .dox, .doc or .rtf (MS word).


In the Word Editor, use the font Times New Roman, font size 12, spacing 1,5.


In order to accelerate graphical editing, please, write the text continuously, without setting-off or centering. Line up the text only to the left (the right edge of the text must have “teeth”). Don’t divide words and don’t use any automatic functions of Word Editor (such as automatic numbering).


In the text, no text-styles are permitted, only the basic text is permitted. It is not possible to use graphical signs and numbering.


If your text contains pictures or tables (only black and white), mention their meaning in the text. If the pictures are sent by electronic mail, it is needed to the the format .JPG. All the tables, pictures and graphs must be in the same file as the main text.


Only pictures that are suitable for graphical editing would be published. Pictures as supplements added to Word file have low resolution (72 DPI) and for this reason won’t be accepted. Pictures downloaded from the internet in low resolution won’t be accepted as well.


Since The European Society for History of Law is a non-profitable organization, there would be no payment for manuscripts published in the Journal on European History of Law.


Each work must contain:


1.Title. It contains (in this order, always in a new row):

- Short and understandable title. If the Title is in German, please provide us with English translation, too;

- The full name and last-name of the author/s including academic titles and working-place;

- Address of the author/s, including the code of the country before the postal code (for example CZ). Afterwards write down your email address. 


2. Abstract. Summarizes the content of the work. Usually up to 10 rows. It should describe clearly the main question of the research, solution, sources and methodology (according to the type of research).


3. Key words. Several terms (not more than 20 words) that characterize the work. Words from the title can be repeated.


4. Division of the proper text. For better orientation in the text, it should contain headings. The headings should be numbered (f.e. 1., 1.1, 1.1.1). Please, use footnotes, not endnotes. Footnotes should be placed after punctuation. Each note should have a dot in the end.


An example of a paper may be found here:



Quotation from publications in German languagewrite down in the underlined comments in such a way:

BRAUN, A., Kirchenrecht. Wien, 2005, S. 151-152.

BRAUN, A., Zur Entwicklung des Kirchenrechts. In: Journal on European History of Law, vol. 6, Nr. 1, 2016, S. 25-34.

BRAUN, A., Zur Entwicklung des Kirchenrechts. In: KLEIN, O. (Hrsg.), Enzyklopädie der österreichischen Rechtsgeschichte. Wien, 2016, S. 25-34. 




Quotation from publications in English language – write down in the underlined comments in such a way:

BRAUN, A., Kirchenrecht. Wien, 2005, p. 151-152.

BRAUN, A., Zur Entwicklung des Kirchenrechts. In: Journal on European History of Law, vol. 6, Nr. 1, 2016, p. 25-34.

BRAUN, A., Zur Entwicklung des Kirchenrechts. In: