Austrian Journal of Historical Studies
About the ÖZG


Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften [ÖZG]


Mission Statement (deutsch)


Aims and editorial policy:
The journal was founded in 1990. It publishes innovative articles in German and English in the fields of women's and gender history, cultural history, the history of science, social history, economic history and political history. While the majority of empirical studies tend to be concerned with European history, the journal welcomes contributions of a global, comparative nature. A particular focus of the journal is articles and review essays dealing with scientific concepts, theory and research methods. This focus also features in workshop reports and in interviews and discussions with historians and other social scientists.

Currently, the majority of contributions to the journal come from scholars based in Europe or in the English-speaking academic world. Since 2011, the Austrian Journal of Historical Studies has been ranked in the highest category (Int 1) of the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH). The journal receives financial support from the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Sciences, University of Vienna, and from the Culture Department of Vienna City Council.


The journal appears three times a year, with each issue numbering around 200 pages. The majority of issues are based around specific themes or historical debates, but other issues are open to contributions on any subject. Potential contributions for special issues are sought via a call for papers. The editors welcome suggestions for themes for issues of the journal.


Gerhard Baumgartner (Wien), Stefan Benedik (Wien), Laurence Cole (Salzburg), Franz X. Eder (Wien), Josef Ehmer (Wien), Peter Eigner (Wien), Christian Fleck (Graz), Johanna Gehmacher (Wien), Elizabeth Harvey (Nottingham), Gabriella Hauch (Wien), Gabriele Haug-Moritz (Graz), Kerstin Susanne Jobst (Wien), Oliver Kühschelm (Wien), Erich Landsteiner (Wien), Ernst Langthaler (Linz), Peter Melichar (Bregenz), Maria Mesner (Wien), Ursula Mindler-Steiner (Graz/Budapest), Albert Müller (Wien), Ulrich Schwarz (St. Pölten), Reinhard Sieder (Wien), Anton Staudinger (Wien), Brigitte Studer (Bern), Regina Thumser-Wöhs (Wien).

OeZG Open Accesss Policy:

All articles that appear in print issues of the journal are available online free-of-charge, one year after the date of publication. All back issues of the journal since 1990 are also available free-of-charge online. A complete index of all issues and article abstracts can be found on our website:

Submission of articles and suggestions for themed issues:

The editors welcome the submission of suggestions for new themed issues and article manuscripts. Preferably, submissions should be in German or English. Articles on subjects that do not fit in with themed issues of the journal may be published in open issues or, sometimes, at the end of themed issues. All articles are peer reviewed.


Currently, the following themed issues are planned for 2017 and 2018:



Suggestions for new themed issues and article manuscripts to Redaktion der ÖZG:

Stefan Benedik, Haus der Geschichte Österreich, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Josefsplatz 1, 1015 Wien,

Oliver Kühschelm, Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Universität Wien, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien,
Ursula Mindler-Steiner, Institut für Geschichte der Universität Graz, Heinrichstraße 26/II, 8010 Graz,
Ulrich Schwarz, Institut für Geschichte des ländlichen Raumes, Kulturbezirk 4, 3109 St. Pölten,