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In publication since 1969, the Sixteenth Century Journal (SCJ) prints twenty to twenty-five articles and over four hundred book reviews a year. The SCJ is dedicated to providing readers with thought-provoking research and inquiry into the sixteenth century broadly defined (i.e., 1450-1648). Our articles all maintain a strong historical core and cover subjects from around the world.

The SCJ is printed on acid free paper and is smyth sewn rather than perfect bound. Its pages have also been carefully designed with the rebinding process in mind; a generous gutter provides ample inside margins even after rebinding. The last number of each volume includes:

  • An annual subject index
  • An annual book review index


A leading international journal in Early Modern History, the SCJ is indexed and abstracted in over a dozen bibliographical reference sources, including American History and Life, American Humanities Index, Historical Abstracts, MLA International, Religion Index One, and more. Bill Katz recommends SCJ in Library Journal!