Our Website Administration
(responsible for all questions and suggestions which relate to the technical aspects of the FHI website and to the functionality of the publication, e.g. missing web pages or non-functional links)
may be reached at:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Thier
Universität Zürich
Rämistrasse 74/11
CH-8001 Zürich



Information for Authors

Please send your article manuscripts, book reviews, and news to:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Thier
Centre for Legal History Research
University of Zurich
Rämistrasse 74/48
CH-8001 Zürich


The FHI ensures its quality through peer review. Each submitted text is evaluated by two reviewers for its scientific quality. The reviewers are chosen from among the co-editors according to the respective research focus. Alternatively, external reviewers will be used. Publication is only possible with two positive votes from the reviewers.

Please send us your articles as docx-files via email. Due to the international orientation, the following languages are initially desired: German, English, French, Italian and Spanish. Since we do not have a service apparatus, we cannot offer you a proofreading service for your manuscripts. Therefore, after we have prepared the manuscripts for publication, you will receive a "proof" of the text in pdf format from us for further proofreading.

We will then inform you by email about the publication of your contribution.

Guidelines for manuscripts

When preparing your manuscript, please follow the guidelines of the fhi stylesheet (download), which you can download here as a docx document and use as a document template.

We also ask you to include the following information with your manuscript:

• contact information (including, if possible, the location and institution of your work) so that we and subsequent readers can get in touch with you;

• for article manuscripts, an abstract in your native language and one in English language;

• an outline, so that a quick overview is guaranteed.

· For reviews, please preface the bibliographic information of the work in the header of your review, following the guidelines below:

Author or editor of the reviewed volume / title / translator, if applicable, and indication of the original language / series / publisher / place of publication / year of publication / number of pages / ISBN 

Please use the styles provided in our Word stylesheet to identify special sections of text such as titles, headings, bulleted lists, quotations. If this is not possible for you, please use the paragraph style sheets provided by your word processing program as an alternative. Avoid blank lines between paragraphs and between headings and text, do not use tabs for first line indents, and use footnotes, not endnotes. Use CAPITALS only for authors' names in annotations and use italics sparingly, especially for shorter foreign language terms.