Academic journal article The Seventeenth Century

Editorial

Academic journal article The Seventeenth Century

Editorial

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This issue inaugurates a major development in the continuing expansion of The Seventeenth Century. From Volume 27, 2012, the frequency of publication of the journal will be doubled, from two to four issues a year, and the contents of each annual volume will be increased by more than a quarter, from 400 pages to 512 pages. It will thus be possible to publish more articles in each volume than hitherto, and substantially to extend the coverage of reviews and the frequency of review articles. It will also enable the journal once again to publish special issues devoted to a single important topic.

Each issue will now contain four or, more usually, five substantial articles, with frequent review articles surveying the current state of scholarship in different fields, and, from the second issue this year, a wide-ranging review section.

A further, and particularly important, innovation will be the reintroduction of high-quality colour plates, which will immensely improve the scope for the publication of work on the visual arts, an area in which seventeenth- century scholarship is at present not well served

The journal's principal aim will remain, as always, to encourage interdisciplinary and international perspectives on the study of all aspects of the seventeenth century. …

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