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Submitting a Contribution

What does H-Soz-Kult publish?

H-Soz-Kult is a forum for historical scholarship. This means that we only publish contributions that are of scientific character. Additionally, these contributions need to be of relevance for the discipline of history. We do accept submissions from neighbouring disciplines, but the editors will evaluate whether they are relevant for historians. You can find additional information in our overview of H-Soz-Kult sections.

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In order to submit something for publication, plese register with Before submitting a contribution to H-Soz-Kult, please read our Notes on Submissions.

Can I suggest books for review?

As a principle, H-Soz-Kult's editors decide which books will be reviewed and who will be invited. Please feel free to suggest books for review. You can find out about our editors in our list of editors.

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Where can I find older contributions on H-Soz-Kult?

All contributions that are distributed via H-Soz-Kult's mailing-list are automatically archived. There are several ways to search H-Soz-Kult contributions. The "Search"-button gives access to the site's archive. Most archived contributions are searchable with the H-Soz-Kult Google search. Contributions until 2017 are archived at the H-Net Logfiles as well.

How can I submit my H-Soz-Kult publications with the VG Wort?

The VG Wort METIS system allows authors of online reviews to submit their texts for the yearly "Sonderausschüttung".

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