Focus and Scope

Journal of Early Modern Studies (JEMS) is an open access peer-reviewed international journal that promotes interdisciplinary research and discussion on issues concerning all aspects of early modern European culture. It provides a platform for international scholarly debate through the publication of outstanding work over a wide disciplinary spectrum: literature, language, art, history, politics, sociology, religion and cultural studies. JEMS is open to a range of research perspectives and methodological orientations and encourages studies that develop understanding of the major problematic areas relating to the European Renaissance.

The journal, sponsored and funded by the University of Florence, is a product of the open access publishing workshop in the Department of Comparative Languages, Literature and Cultures and is published online through the OJS system operated by the Firenze University Press (FUP).

Peer Review Process

JEMS publishes high quality research and review papers, after a timely and rigorous double blind peer review process. JEMS also publishes book reviews. Submissions are first evaluated by the Editors / Board of Directors and by the members of the Editorial Boards. If the manuscript is considered suitable for publication, it is sent to at least two reviewers. The peer review process is double-blind, whereby both referees and authors are kept anonymous. If the reviews are positive, but the manuscript requires to be revised and resubmitted, the author is expected to submit the revised version. Publication decisions by the Editors / Board of Directors are final.

Open Access Policy

JEMS provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This journal is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This license allows anyone to download, reuse, re-print, distribute and/or copy the final version of the papers. The works must be properly attributed to its author(s).

It is not necessary to ask further permissions both to author(s) or journal board, although you are kindly requested to inform the Journal Board for every reuse of the papers, to include the DOI code of the issue or essay and to specify that it is the first edition.

Authors who publish on this journal maintain the copyrights. Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving (by RoMEO/SHERPA)

Publication Frequency

The journal is published yearly.

Legal Deposit

Firenze University Press is experimenting a National legal deposition and long-term digital preservation service

(APC) Article Processing Charges

Journal of Early Modern Studies does not ask for articles and submissions processing charges APC.

Indexing and abstracting

Journal of Early Modern Studies (JEMS)  is indexed in:

  • BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
  • DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals 
  • EZB - Electronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (Eletronic Journals Library)
  • ERIH PLUS - European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences 
  • Google SCHOLAR
  • JOURNALSEEK
  • JournalTOCs
  • JURN
  • MIAR - Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals
  • MLA - International Directory of Periodicals Bibliography
  • OAIster [OCLC – Digital Collection Services] – WorldCat
  • PLEIADI – Portale per la Letteratura scientifica Elettronica Italiana su Archivi aperti e Depositi Istituzionali
  • PROQUEST
  • SEARCHTEAM
  • SCOPUS
  • ULRICH's PERIODICALS DIRECTORY
  • WOS - WEB OF SCIENCE THOMSON REUTERS - Emerging Sources Citation Index