The most senior decision-making body of HSR is the Managing Editorial Board (MEB). The Managing Editors have the overall responsibility for the HSR content and are in charge of the publication policy and the development of the journal’s research lines.
The HSR, being a network based journal, co-operates with numerous scientific associations, organizations, journals and internet platforms. The respective co-operational partners announce up to three highly qualified co-operating editors for the HSR depending on relevance. These co-operating editors, representing their field of research, consult the managing editors on the editing and publishing policy.
The scientific council, with its international, interdisciplinary, and top-class members, advises the publishers on a long-term basis regarding the editing and publishing policy, and supports the journal's far-reaching interests. In some cases the consulting editors take over the expertise on Special Issues or on particular articles of their own study area for publication in the HSR.