JHNA is the open-access electronic journal of the Historians of Netherlandish Art. Founded in 2009, the journal appears twice a year, in winter and summer. JHNA publishes peer-reviewed original scholarship, across a range of methodological approaches, on Dutch, Flemish, German, and Franco-Flemish art and material culture dating from the medieval period through the eighteenth century. We also publish state-of-research and critical essays, as well as English translations of particularly significant articles originally published in other languages. In addition, we occasionally publish special issues, often guest edited. Book and exhibition reviews are published in HNAR (Historians of Netherlandish Art Reviews).
JHNA welcomes the submission of manuscripts from scholars at every career stage. We also encourage proposals for state of research and critical essays. JHNA publishes in English and prefers submissions in English, but we will consider manuscripts in Dutch, German, and French. Authors of accepted articles in those languages are responsible for translation of the full text into English. Articles are typically 7,500 to 10,000 words, excluding endnotes, captions, and bibliography, though we also publish shorter pieces. For manuscript format, image specifications, and JHNA procedures, see our Submission Guidelines. JHNA seeks to ensure the highest critical and intellectual standards; articles and essays are evaluated in a double-anonymous peer review process.
As an online journal, JHNA is taking a leading role in the publication of enhanced multilayered images and other forms of presentation made possible by digital technology. All articles benefit from our advanced technology to display high-resolution images. We also encourage the submission of innovative digital art history projects, using such tools as multi-mode and side-by-side viewers for the overlaying of technical imagery and the comparison of zoomable high-resolution IIIF images, annotated hotspots for inset details and additional data, and a “sandbox” space for individual research and exploration. JHNA also offers the capacity to develop new technologies to support additional exploration. See Digital Enhancements in our Submission Guidelines.
JHNA is archived by Portico, an electronic service initiated by JSTOR and supported by the Mellon Foundation, Ithaka, and the Library of Congress. Preserving scholarship published in electronic form indefinitely, this service ensures long-term access to our content. Our membership in CrossRef allows us to register each of our articles with a unique digital object identifier (DOI) that provides a persistent link to its location on the internet. It enables libraries and other organizations as well as readers of other online journals to find and connect to these articles. JHNA is indexed with EBSCO databases (Art & Architecture Source, Art & Architecture Complete, Art Index, Art Abstracts, Art Full Text [2002–11]), ProQuest databases (Humanities Index, International Bibliography of Art), IBZ (Internationale Bibliographie des geistes- und sozialwissen Zeitschriftenliteratur), Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH).