Retrospektive Journal is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes papers from history and related fields such as archeology, geography, ethnology, and others. Temporal focus is from the mid 18th century until today, thus focusing on modern history. In such a way the journal avoids narrowly allotted timeframe, since contemporary history is directly linked to the processes of the 18th and 19th centuries. Thematically the journal focuses on exploring the relationships, contacts, mergers, and separations of different peoples, ideas, movements, and policies in Europe and all its civilizational extensions. Such processes have been taking place ever since the migration of the first humans from Afrika, however more recently, these processes have led to a globalized world where relations and contact are increasingly intertwined and complex as a result of modern modes of communication and attitude towards the environment. The implications are evident in many areas of politics, diplomacy, demography, migrations, land and raw material use and exploitation, and overall culture. Exploring the causes and consequences of these processes in society and the environment is an act that must be undertaken in interdisciplinary way, which is what the journal will aim for.
Discussions include peer-reviewed papers that should fit into the journal’s thematic and temporal scheme. The paper is approved for publication pending approval by at least two anonymous reviewers as stated by the peer-review form. The author is obliged to correct the paper as soon as possible. Any revisions and amendments that the author disagrees with, must be explained in a statement.
The New Technologies section presents new technological processes and technological aids that provide innovative insights into research in historiography and related fields. They may include descriptions of new methodological approaches, technical solutions, devices or software based on comparative or case studies.
Historical documentation includes contributions that illustrate the publication of written and material sources to a larger extent.
Reviews and reports section focuses on reviews of published works and reports from various meetings.
The journal aims to bring Slovenian historiography closer to the international sphere, while enabling the younger generations of researchers to gain recognition. That is way the editorial board, in addition to members of Slovenian institutions (Department of History at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts), is composed of members from foreign institutions, who are also researchers of younger generation. Once a year, a special issue of the journal will be published, intended exclusively for graduate students.
Association for the promotion of cultural heritage, research and new technologies – Retrospektive
Number of copies: 100 copies