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Historical Social Research (HSR) is a peer-reviewed international journal for the application of formal methods to history. The application of formal methods to history includes quantitative and computer-assisted qualitative social research, historical sociology and social scientific history, cliometrical research, and historical information science. In a broader sense, the field Historical Social Research can be described as an inter-/ transdisciplinary paradigm.

Articles published in HSR will be made open access after six months and will be available through the Social Science Open Access Repository (SSOAR). There are no publication fees for the authors.

Articles for HSR should be written in English. HSR accepts manuscripts only under the condition that the manuscripts have not been published elsewhere and are not submitted to other journals simultaneously. Above all, the priority forms of publication in HSR are comprehensive Special Issues.

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