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The Medieval Low Countries

History, Archaeology, Art, and Literature

Publishing Manager: Chris VandenBorre
Publisher: Brepols Publishers N.V.
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Print ISSN: 2295-3493
Online ISSN: 2507-0363

1 issue/year

Method of peer review
double-blind undertaken by a specialist member of the Board or an external specialist

Medieval History, Archaeology, Low Countries, France, 5th-16th Centuries, Urban History, Religious History, Cultural History, Medieval Literature, Social History, Political History, Medieval Manuscripts

Accepted Language(s):
English, French

Accepts Contributions in Open Access


The Medieval Low Countries. History, Archaeology, Art and Literature is a peer-reviewed journal featuring articles on the Low Countries (viewed in its broadest sense as the estuaries of Scheldt, Meuse, Rhine and IJssel with their corresponding hinterlands), from the start of the fifth to the second half of the sixteenth century. During these centuries this was one of the major centers of economic, cultural, religious and social development in Europe. By publishing the best of new scholarship concerning the region over the course of the Middle Ages, The Medieval Low Countries makes these achievements more fully visible and helps display the connections between changes in each domain. At the same time, the journal provides a forum for exchange and cooperation between established and upcoming scholars in several disciplines, whether in Europe, the United States, or beyond.

MLC is a continuation of the journals Millennium, Jaarboek voor Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis, and Medieval and Modern Matters: Archaeology and Material Culture in the Low Countries.



    Dr. Godfried Croenen, Vlaamse Erfgoedbibliotheken
    Prof. dr. Wim De Clercq, Ghent University
    Prof. dr. Jan Dumolyn, Ghent University
    Dr. Ingrid Falque, Université catholique de Louvain
    Dr. Renske Hoff, Utrecht University
    Dr. Andrew Murray, Open University
    Prof. dr Alexis Wilkin, Université libre de Bruxelles

    Editorial Board

    Prof. dr. Paul Bertrand, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
    Prof. dr. Arnoud-Jan Bijsterveld, Tilburg University
    Dr. Mario Damen, University of Amsterdam
    Dr. Bram van den Hoven van Genderen, Utrecht University
    Prof. dr. Martha C. Howell, Columbia University
    em. Prof. dr. Jos Koldeweij, Radboud University Nijmegen
    Dr. Rob Meens, Utrecht University
    Prof. dr. James M. Murray, Western Michigan University
    Dr. Diane J. Reilly, Indiana University
    Dr. Nicolas Schroeder, University of Oxford / Université Libre de Bruxelles
    Prof. dr. Walter Simons, Dartmouth College
    Prof. dr. Paul Trio, KU Leuven
    Prof. dr. Richard Unger, University of British Columbia
    Prof. dr. Hugo van der Velden, University of Amsterdam
    Dr. Hanno Wijsman, Institut de recherche et d’histoire des texts (IRHT-CNRS), Paris

    Dr. Niels Fieremans, Ghent University (


    MLC is an academic journal published once a year. The editors consider submissions from a wide range of disciplines (history, law, religion, archeology, art, architecture, literature, etc.). Articles that have an interdisciplinary or comparative scope and are carefully situated in the literature from relevant disciplines are especially welcome, whether in the form of an article presenting new research, a review essay or a short text edition. The journal also includes book reviews. The articles are in English or French. MLC accepts articles in open access.

    To submit an article:

    Peer Review Procedure
    Submitted articles are assessed by a double-blind reviewing process by two external referees.

    Guidelines for Authors
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    Licencing & Copyright
    This journal offers different licence options. A standard licence gives Brepols the exclusive copyright for all published content. Gold Open Access articles will be published under a CC BY-NC 4.0 Licence. For these articles the copyright remains with the authors. Please discuss with your Publishing Manager if you or your funding body require an alternative CC-licence.

    Open Access Options
    When you opt for publishing in Gold Open Access, we charge an APC of 1250 EUR (+ VAT, if applicable), which is designed to cover the cost of our publishing services. This consists of dedicated editorial support; qualitative, rigorous peer review; manuscript editing and professional typesetting; high-quality printing and digital publishing on BrepolsOnline and other leading platforms; guaranteed permanent access; worldwide physical distribution and online dissemination; and worldwide specialized marketing and targeted commercial initiatives.
    Researchers from low- and middle-income countries, early career scholars, independent researchers, and other authors who do not have the resources to pay the APC are invited to contact the editor-in-chief.
    See our dedicated webpages for further details on our open access options at, and our self-archiving policies at

    Ethics, Malpractice and Authorship Statement

    All articles are digitally archived in Portico


    ERIH PLUS - European Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Index Religiosus

    International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance

    International Medieval Bibliography


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