Jahrbuch für Politik und Geschichte

Politics needs and uses history – for justification and legitimation, for self-representation and reasoned debate, for its own orientation. The JPG is the first periodical in the German speaking world specifically dedicated to the diverse and often interdisciplinary research in the fields of the politics of memory and the culture of memory. As an academic forum for discussion on the political handling of history, it brings together interdisciplinary perspectives and focuses on methodological and theoretical key aspects of the most recent research on the politics of memory and the culture of memory.

Each yearbook features a main topic alongside four additional sections presenting up-to-date articles, debates of wider public relevance, original sources and overviews of new publications.

Edited by

Dr. Claudia Fröhlich, Hannover
Prof. Dr. Habbo Knoch, Köln
Dr. Harald Schmid, Kiel

Advisory board

Prof. Dr. Aleida Assmann, Konstanz
Prof. Dr. Horst Alfred Heinrich, Passau
Prof. Dr. Helmut König, Aachen
Prof. Dr. Bill Niven, Nottingham
Prof. Dr. Peter Reichel, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Peter Steinbach, Mannheim
Prof. Dr. Edgar Wolfrum, Heidelberg

Editorial office

Dr. Harald Schmid


General information

ISSN 2191-2289 (print)

ISSN 2748-2510 (online)

Founded: 2010

Publication frequency: annual

Size: 17 x 24 cm

Annual number of pages: ca. 240

Languages: English, German

Review section: Yes

Validation: peer Review

Publishing information

Please send manuscript submissions to the editorial office. Submissions must be original articles (no translations) which must not be previously published. During the review process, manuscripts may not be submitted elsewhere. A manuscript submitted to the journal must be ready for publication, the editors do not accept partial or draft versions. In initial submissions, the citation rules of the journal do not have to be strictly followed. Please pay attention to the anonymization of your text so that your identity as author cannot be ascertained directly or indirectly (e.g. by acknowledgments and self-references in footnotes).

All submissions are subjected to peer review. The review process can result in acceptance, the recommendation of revisions or rejection of the manuscript. The author is informed of the decision by email. The editors attempt to reach a decision within 3 months of the submission of the manuscript.

If a manuscript is accepted, the editors request a file with the final version. The final version includes names and acknowledgments. Also, please follow the guidelines of publisher and editors provided below.

There are no fees for submitting and publishing an article in the Yearbook.

You can download our general guidelines for articles in yearbooks and the citation style for Jahrbuch fuer Politik und Geschichte here:

Guidelines journal and yearbook articles

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