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


Informations for Authors

Information for Authors

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

Prof. Dr. Andreas Thier
Zentrum für rechtsgeschichtliche Forschung
Universität Zürich
Rämistrasse 74/48
CH-8001 Zürich


The FHI ensures ist quality via peer review. Each text submitted is evaluated by two experts with respect to ist academic quality. The experts are determined, respectively, based on the appropriate academic specialties and are drawn from the circle of (co-)editors. If necessary, external experts are drawn upon. Publication only occurs when two experts approve.

Please send us your articles as .docx files via e-mail. Due to the international orientation, all languages are welcome: German, English, French and Spansih. Since we do not have a service staff, we cannot offer you editing services for your manuscripts. After we have prepared the manuscripts for publication, you will therefore receive a “draft” of your text in .pdf format for the purpose of an additional edit.

We will subsequently inform you regarding the publication of your contribution via e-mail.

Guidelines for the Manuscripts

When preparing your manuscript, please observe the rules of the fhi stylesheet (download), which you can download here as docx file and use as template.

Furthermore, please attach the following information to your manuscript:

• contact information (if possible, also the location and the institution at which you are active) so that we and future readers may later contact you;

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

• a table of contents so that a quick overview is possible.

· for reviews, please insert bibliographic information regarding the publication in the header of your review and take the following requirements into account:

The author of the editor of the volume discussed / title / as necessary, translator and statement of the source language / series / location of publication: / publisher / year of publication / number of pages / ISBN / price (if possible in €)

Please indicate paragraphs within the text via a space and use footnotes, not endnotes. Please use CAPITALS only for authors’ names in commentary, cursive sparingly, in particular for short foreign-language terms, and petite only for the reproduction of lengthy quotes.