The purpose of the society is to promote the academic research and teaching of
history didactics, focusing on issues related to historical thinking and consciousness,
learning and teaching history, historical culture, and the education of history teachers.
Our society functions as a forum for communication and cooperation between history
didacticians in the five continents. It organizes international conferences, publishes a
yearbook and other publications, and cooperates with national and regional groups and with
other international research associations in order to support the development of history
education and related fields, such as civic education.
The International Journal of Research on History Didactics, History Education,
and History Culture. Yearbook of the International Society for History Didactics (JHEC)
is the official journal of the International Society for History Didactics. The journal is
issued once a year and publishes peer reviewed papers in English. The abstracts are
tri-lingual (English, French, German). The tradition of the journal goes back to the year
1980. The journal continues the former journal of the ISHD, which was published as
"Yearbook - Jahrbuch - Annales. Journal of the International Society for History Didactics".
All submissions undergo a double-blind peer-review process with no regard to author's race,
nationality, gender or political views. Two peer-reviewers are chosen for each article from
the experts in its subject area. The peer-reviewer cannot submit a paper to be considered
for publication in the issue where they evaluate papers. The authors are not charged any
publication fees. All submissions must be original work and cannot be previously published
nor considered for publishing elsewhere during the peer-review process. Each author should
submit a statement assuring the originality of his/her work. It is the duty of the author(s)
to take responsibility for the scientific accuracy of their research. They are responsible
for ensuring copyright clearance for any illustrations included. In the case of any form of
research misconduct, such as plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/
fabrication, among others, the editorial board will not publish the paper and will inform
the author's institution of the issues arising from the submission.
12 months after the publication of the articles in the print version of the journal, it additionally
will be published via open access by the Wochenschau Verlag publishing house. After the
open access publication the articles can be archived in institutional or funder repositories
Authors may self-archive the author’s accepted manuscript of their articles on their own
websites. Authors may also deposit this version of the article in any repository, provided it is
only made publicly available 12 months after the print publication or later. He/she may not
use the publisher's version (= the printed version of the final article).
Furthermore, the author may only post his/her version provided acknowledgement is given to
the original source of publication and a link is inserted to the published article on this website.
In the case of any form of research misconduct, such as plagiarism, citation manipulation, and
data falsification/fabrication, among others, the editorial board will not publish the paper and
will inform the author’s institution of the issues arising from the submission.
The JHEC (Print ISSN: 1608-8751) is included in the the European Reference Index
for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS) since 2015.
Since June 2017 the journal is also accepted for inclusion in SCOPUS. SCOPUS is one
of the largest abstract and citation databases of peer-reviewed literature.