The Journal of Early Modern Christianity (JEMC) is published by De Gruyter and is a joint production with RefoRC. The journal contributes to interdisciplinary, interconfessional, and comparative research on Early Modern Christianity.

The journal bears out its interdisciplinary character by including a variety of relevant disciplines, such as church history, social history, cultural history, art history, literary history, history of ideas, history of music and archeology. Its interconfessional approach means that it includes contributions covering the major confessions of early modern Christianity, as well as Christian minorities and dissenters that were not recognized by any of these mainstream confessional traditions. It also incorporates topics concerning the relationship between Christianity and other religions in the early modern period (Judaism, Islam, etc.).

The journal’s comparative approach gives expression to a broader intellectual ambition of stimulating research that is not restricted to a local or national scope, but takes advantage of the rich theoretical possibilities of comparing and synthesizing at a European, international, and even global level. In terms of chronology, the Journal primarily covers the period from 1450 to 1650.

The main language of the Journal is English. Occasionally, contributions in German and in French are also accepted. Usually contributions will range between 12 and 28 pages (approx. 31.250 – 68.750 characters or 5.000 – 11.000 words).

All articles will be double-blind peer reviewed.

If you have an article for submission, do send it to the editor-in-chief Tarald Rasmussen.

Website De Gruyter.


You will find here the De Gruyter’s stylesheet for the JEMC.

Subscription to the JEMC

Subscription to the JEMC will follow online via the website of De Gruyter or via the registration fee for the annual RefoRC Conferences (see below).

Advantages for Refo500 Partners

Publishers offer partners of Refo500 and persons affiliated with Refo500 partners a subscription to the journal with a discount of 30% on the subscription rate, when subscribing to the JEMC via the De Gruyter website.

Advantages for Participants of the Annual RefoRC Conference on Early Modern Christianity

The registration fee for the Annual RefoRC Conference on Early Modern Christianity includes the subscription to the JEMC of the year in which the conference will take place (two issues).

Editorial Information JEMC



Tarald Rasmussen (Oslo)


Wim François (Leuven)
Rady Roldán-Figueroa (Boston)
Herman Selderhuis (Apeldoorn)

In cooperation with

Sarah Covington (New York)
Ignasi Fernández Terricabras (Barcelona)
Mercedes García-Arenal (Madrid)
Heiner Lück (Halle)
Volker Leppin (Tübingen)
Mia M. Mochizuki (New York – Abu Dhabi)
Zsombor Tóth (Budapest)
Anna Vind (Copenhagen)


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