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Concept is a Europe-wide, multi-language platform for reviews of historical literature. is committed to the principles of Open Access. All content is permanently accessible for free. The platform's navigational languages are English, German and French. Reviews may be written in any European language. as an Open Access aggregator

Journals can make their review sections more visible by publishing them online on – either »exclusively« online or in a »hybrid« form as part of a pre- or post-print procedure. It is irrelevant whether the reviews are already accessible online or available in print. does not claim exclusivity for its content, but wants to allow journals to reach a maximum degree of visibility and provide users with a central starting point for searching reviews of scholarly literature by bringing together reviews which are scattered and often barely noticed.

The editorial teams of cooperating journals continue to work independently. The review sections can be individually accessed on, but at the same time (together with reviews from other cooperating journals) also be searched in full text. This is possible because each review is tagged with substantial metadata (subject headings, classification information regarding time, region and topic of the title reviewed), making it easier for users to find it and allowing them to search the entire platform for specific topics. Each review is available in full text and can be directly downloaded from

The Bavarian State Library guarantees to enhance the reviews with metadata, link them to the library catalogue (OPAC) of the Bavarian Library Network (to the respective books reviewed), and provide long-term archival storage.

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