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Journal for the History of Public Administration / Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte

ADMINISTORY is published jointly by the Institute of Austrian Historical Research (IÖG) and the Swiss Federal Archives (SFA) in cooperation with the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt and the Munich Centre for Global History, LMU Munich.

Why subscribe and read

ADMINISTORY is published once a year and covers a wide range of perspectives, from biographical to discourse analysis. Spanning multiple eras and with an international orientation that extends beyond Europe, it raises awareness of continuities and fractures, and enables exchange between national knowledge cultures and epistemic communities. In order to retain focus while encouraging that diversity, each individual volume of the yearbook is devoted to a specific topic that creates space for dialogue.
In addition to articles on that topic, there is an open area containing articles on current issues relating to the history of states and administrations, in particular methodological innovations, and research reports.

Why submit

ADMINISTORY aims to foster debate on the history of states and administrations. With its innovative articles and broad methodological and theoretical spectrum, the yearbook is a key interface between historical and cultural science research, and discussions on the state and administration in the social, legal and political sciences.
ADMINISTORY publishes articles in English and German.

You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to:
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ADMINISTORY publishes submissions that meet the most exacting academic standards. Each submission is evaluated by the editorial team and then subjected to a double-blind peer review process. The reviewer is asked to give an opinion on the academic excellence of the submission and offer suggestions as to how it might be revised if necessary. A period of around four weeks is allowed for the review.


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Plagiarism Policy

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

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  • WorldCat (OCLC)

You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to:
and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process.

Open Access Statement

The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.

Open Access License

Peter Becker, University of Vienna, Austria

Deputy Editor
Stefan Nellen, Swiss Federal Archives, Switzerland

Managing Editor
Franz Adlgasser, Austrian Academy of Science, Austria

Editorial Advisory Board
Arndt Brendecke, University of Munich, Germany
John Deak, University of Notre Dame, USA
Caroline Dufour, York University, Canada
Stefan Fisch, German University of Public Administration, Germany
Elisabeth Gruber, University of Salzburg, Austria
Waltraud Heindl, University of Vienna, Austria
Pavel Himl, University of Prague, Czech Republic
Olivier Ihl, Sciences Po Grenoble, France
Patrick Joyce, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Pierre Karila-Cohen, University of Rennes 2, France
Christine Lebeau, University of Paris, France
Fredrik Lindström, Lund University, Sweden
Anna Gianna Manca, University of Trento, Italy
Petr Mat’a, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
Brigitte Mazohl, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Jana Osterkamp, Collegium Carolinum, Germany
Magdalena Pöschl, University of Vienna, Austria
Nico Randeraad, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Birgit Sauer, University of Vienna, Austria
Martin Scheutz, University of Vienna, Austria
Anton Tantner, University of Vienna, Austria
Werner Telesko, Austrian Academy of Science, Austria
Markus Twellmann, University of Konstanz, Germany
Frits van der Meer, Leiden University, Netherlands
Thomas Winkelbauer, University of Vienna, Austria

Peter Collin, Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History, Germany
Thomas Rohringer, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Roland Wenzelhuemer, Munich Centre for Global History, Germany

Cover Art
Lena Appl (Volume 1 and 2)
Elif Süsler (Volume 3 and 4)

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