About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Early Modern Culture Online journal centers on presenting new research within the field of literature, together with art history, philosophy, history, drama, music and architecture from the Early Modern period. Interdisciplinarity is one of our goals and submitted articles may address one or more of these fields.

EMCO also publishes survey articles as well as book reviews within the mentioned fields. We will also consider think-pieces, 

For further questions contact EMCO's Editor-in-Chief:
Svenn-Arve Myklebost

Peer Review Process

Articles in EMCO will be peer reviewed by a double blind process.

Each submitted manuscript is evaluated on the following basis:

  • the originality of its contribution to the field of Early Modern literature and culture;
  • the soundness of its theory and methodology;
  • the coherence of its analysis;
  • its ability to communicate to readers (grammar and style).

Normal turn-around time for evaluation of manuscripts is three to five months from the date of receipt.

Survey articles and book reviews are not normally subject to double-blind peer reviews. 

Publication Frequency

From 2018, EMCO will publish articles when they are ready to be published, individually or in clusters. Each year is an "issue" and each article will be equipped with an issue and volume number, as well as a unique DOI. This means that some "volumes" will contain just one article, while others may contain multiple articles, book reviews and more.

Open Access Policy

Based on the principle that research should be free and accessible, all publications in EMCO are immediately available from the website free of charge.

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

This journal 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.

EMCO does not and will never require authors to pay to publish.


This journal is indexed by Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and The Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers.


This journal is included in the Public Knowledge Project Private LOCKSS Network (PKP PLN).


Published by Volda University College

Hosted by Bergen Open Access Publishing