Authors interested in submitting to this journal should submit their manuscripts by Make a new submission.

Guidelines for preparing your manuscript can be found in the Instructions for Authors.


As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.


The Netherlands Press is committed to helping researchers publish, distribute, and advertise their work in digital format for a broad readership. Articles published in Open Access undergo rigorous peer review and appear alongside other articles in the print edition of the journal. The Netherlands Press publishes articles Open Access under the terms of noncommercial Creative Commons license ( Our standard license, the CC BY-NC, allows readers to excerpt and share your work for non-commercial purposes (such as a lecture or blog-post) so long as you are properly cited. Other licenses forbid any derivatives from being made of your work (e.g., CC BY-NC-ND), while others allow substantive changes and commercial reuse (e.g., CC BY). We are happy to help you select the license that is most appropriate for your article and meets the requirements of your institution or funding agency.

Starting from January 2023, all the open access charges charges has been waived. Hence, authors can submit/publish/read/download for free-of-cost.


Instructions for Authors WORD DOC ▸

ESIC’s Peer Review Policy LINK▸