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H-HRE Policies and
H-HRE's Policy on Posting
H-HRE is a scholarly community dedicated to research and teaching on the history of the Holy Roman Empire. All posts to H-HRE are vetted by the H-HRE editors for content, civility, and appropriateness to the list's mission and the interests of our members.
The tone and content of H-HRE depend directly on subscribers. The editors want to encourage lively, informal, productive discussion and exchange of information. To that end, we ask that contributions be considerate of the needs of a busy audience of scholars, many of whom must pay for their access to the internet.
All mail to the list must be signed. The editors will delay posting until authorship and email address are confirmed. H-Net considers all messages posted to its lists to be a form of publication. All contributions to H-HRE fall under Art. II, Sec. 2.04 of the H-Net Bylaws concerning copyright and intellectual property.
Editors retain the right to review and edit material for its pertinence, tone, style, and relevance to the list's mission. Ad hominems, unattributed quotations or innuendo, private messages forwarded for posting without permission, or messages that violate the norms of civility and professional courtesy will be rejected. Persistent violators can be removed from the subscription list.
The default editorial style for the list is that of a letter to the editor. Your remarks can be crafted to suit the tone of an existing discussion thread, but in any case they should address the editor and not make direct personal references to others, except where you are replying directly to a simple query (e.g., "you can find this information in Webster's Third International Dictionary.") Avoid excessive quotation of messages you refer or reply to.
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H-HRE's Policy on Queries
All queries for information should be relevant to H-HRE's purpose and mission. In addition, all queries should concern matters that are not easily resolved through a review of available reference materials or other sources of information. Given the unique nature of the Holy Roman Empire, it is likely that many of your fellow subscribers are not familiar with your exact field of study. Thus all queries should also include sufficient background information to allow other scholars, even those with different interests and specializations, to understand the exact nature of the request.
H-HRE's Policy on Announcements
H-HRE's policy is to post only those announcement that will be of interest to our subscribers. In general, we follow the policies for announcements established by H-Announce. However, H-HRE also reserves the right to decline to publish announcements that do not seem to the editors to be appropriate to our mission. Publication of an announcement does not imply editorial endorsement by any member of H-HRE or H-Net. Announcements must include all relevant information, such as location, date, and sponsoring institution. We do not post book announcements, but authors and publishers are welcome to inform our review editor of any forthcoming works that might be appropriate for H-HRE to review. We do not post any commercial announcements.
H-HRE's Policy on ReviewsH-HRE will focus on publishing reviews of monographs and other scholarly works that somehow address the multi-state, multi-ethnic, and multi-cultural nature of the Holy Roman Empire. In addition, however, we will also review scholarly works that are, in the opinion of the book review editor, otherwise relevant to the history of the Holy Roman Empire and its many member states. This might include works on the history of one or more states of the Holy Roman Empire, or works involving broader social, cultural, economic, intellectual or other aspects of European history may be useful to our members. We will also solicit reviews of relevant primary source publications or collections, films, museum exhibitions, and other educational or scholarly material.
In order to maintain impartiality and an independent review process, H-HRE follows H-Net editorial policy not to accept unsolicited reviews or to allow authors or publishers to suggest possible reviewers of their works. Reviewers will be solicited by the book review editor on the basis of their qualifications and interests.
If you would like to review for H-HRE, please send an email to our review editor that includes your full name, institutional affiliation, qualifications, and fields of interest for reviewing. You must be an H-HRE member in good standing to review for H-HRE. If you would like your book reviewed by H-HRE, please visit the H-Net reviews page for information.
H-HRE's Policy on Disputes
All disputes over queries, announcements, membership, or any other matter relevant to the list will be resolved in consultation with our advisory board. Its decisions are final.