Dutch Crossing

Journal of Low Countries Studies


All ALCS Members receive Dutch Crossing (3 issers per year, in print + online access).

Dutch Corssing has been published since 1977 and is the Flagship Journal of the ALCS.

It is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, devoted to all aspects of Low Countries studies: Dutch language and literature, history and art history of the Low Countries, social sciences and cultural studies, and Dutch as a foreign language.

It also publishes conference papers, research reports, book reviews and occasionally, English translations of Dutch literary works. Coverage includes both the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as other places where Dutch historically had or continues to have an impact, including parts of the Americas, Southern Africa and South-East Asia.

A special focus concerns relations between the Low Countries and the English-speaking world in all periods, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

The current Chief Editor of Dutch Crossing is Prof. Dr Ulrich Tiedau (UCL)


Dutch Crossing aims to

All articles are written in English and blindly peer-reviewed.

Current and prospective authors

For author guidelines and online submission of articles, please go to the journal’s author submission web pages.

Since 2015 Dutch Crossing has been published with Taylor and Francis.

Open access

The publisher of Dutch Crossing, Taylor and Francis, has two open access (OA) routes: Gold (immediate) and Green (delayed). Further information is available on Taylor and Francis’s website.

The Gold OA route is for authors wishing to pay to make their articles immediately available in open access.

The Green OA route, often referred to as self-archiving, enables authors to comply with their funder mandates even when there are no publication funds to support Gold (immediate) OA. Authors may deposit a copy of their manuscript in an institutional repository as long as it complies with the embargo period for each journal (currently 24 months for Dutch Crossing and our other humanities journals).

The complete journal run from 1977 to the present day is now available online


Dutch Crossing consists primarily of scholarly articles on Dutch language and literature, history and art history of the Low Countries, social sciences and cultural studies, and Dutch as a foreign language. We also publish conference papers, research reports, English translations of Dutch literary works, and book reviews.

Thematic issues have been produced on such topics as Anglo-Dutch relations in the 17th century, Williamite Scotland and the Dutch Republic, contemporary Dutch women writers, Frisian culture, landscape painting, literary translation and medieval drama.

Awards and status

In 2011 the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) put Dutch Crossing into the highest category INT1. This means that Dutch Crossing is recognised as an “international publication with high visibility and influence among researchers in the various research domains in different countries, regularly cited all over the world”.

In 2009 Dutch Crossing has achieved an honourable mention from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) in the Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement.

At present it has a very healthy h-index of 9 according to Harzing's Publish and Perish. 

The journal has been included in a number of abstracting and indexing services: