Research Integrity

TSEG - The Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History is committed to upholding the highest standards of quality and integrity in the publication of its articles.

The editors will take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In no case shall this journal or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.

TSEG - The Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History adheres to the best practices in the ethics of scholarly publishing stated in the COPE’s (Committee on Publication Ethics) Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for all parties involved: Authors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.

The Editorial Board of TSEG - The Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History undertakes to publish all corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies as soon as possible if and when they are required.

Authors are required to ensure that the submission has not been previously published, that permission has been obtained for the use of copyrighted material and that they do not infringe on the rights of third parties.

Conflict of Interest

To ensure a reliable and open publication process, all authors, reviewers and editors are required to declare any interests that could appear to compromise, conflict or influence the validity of the publication.

Peer Review

TSEG - The Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History follows a thorough, double-blind, peer review procedure, by external reviewers for all its research articles. The anonymity of authors and reviewers will be monitored with the utmost care. Publications of a commentary or opinion nature may not be sent for external peer review but will include extensive editorial review and revisions.


To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal utilises the Portico digital preservation service to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

TSEG - The Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History fully supports and encourages author self-archiving of all content (sometimes termed 'green' open access). This journal will be registered with SHERPA/RoMEO to ensure that the license terms and self-archiving policy of the journal is clear.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

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This website contains several free of use images and materials. Every effort has been made to trace rights holders, but if any have been inadvertently overlooked, the publishers would be pleased to make the necessary arrangements at the first opportunity.

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