Zeitschrift für Unternehmensgeschichte / Journal of Business History

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The GUG publishes the Zeitschrift für Unternehmensgeschichte/Business History Journal (ZUG). Articles in this acknowledged academic journal must pass a double-blind referee process.
The ZUG, which, until 1976, was called “Tradition. Zeitschrift für Firmengeschichte und Unternehmerbiographie“ („Tradition. Journal for enterprise history and entre-preneur biography“) has been published by DeGruyter since volume 1/2017.
The editorial board consists of: Prof. Dr. Jan-Otmar Hesse, University of Bayreuth (editor in chief) – Prof. Dr. Christian Kleinschmidt, Philipps University Marburg – Prof. Dr. Werner Plumpe, Goethe University Frankfurt a. M.
Associated editors: Prof. Dr. Hartmut Berghoff, Georg August University Göttingen – Prof. Dr. Carsten Burhop, University of Vienna - Prof. Dr. Andreas Fahrmeir, Goethe University Frankfurt a. M. – Prof. Dr. Raymond Stokes, University of Glasgow – Prof. Dr. Thomas Welskopp, University of Bielefeld.

Contents of the current issue 1(2021)


Alexander Donges, Felix Selgert
The Social Background of Prussian Inventors and Entrepreneurs during the First Industrial Revolution

Boris Gehlen, Christian Heinrich-Franke
Companies and the Change in Media - Overview of a Research Field

Jonathan Voges
Medializing Do It Yourself. The hardware store as a space of medialized shopping since the 1970s

Daniela Mysliwietz-Fleiß
«The most fascinating worksites» in Illustrated (Company) Magazines

Christian Heinrich-Franke
Media technology as motor of innovation – From typewriter to «medium data technology» at Siemag Feinmechanische Werke (1950 to 1969)

Online Search

Titles and authors of older issues can be searched online
The complete volumes 1 to 50 of the ZUG and its predecessor “Tradition” were retro-digitized and made available via the JSTOR database (www.jstor.org).
The ZUG has the status of a «refereed journal». All manuscripts that reach the editors are subject to an anonymous peer-review process which decides about admission to the journal. Articles published in this journal are summarized and listed in HISTORICAL ABSTRACTS and AMERICA: HISTORY AND LIFE-

Since 2011, the ZUG is listed in the ranking of the European Science Foundation in the prime category INT1 (www.esf.org). Also, in 2008 it was included in the Europe-an Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS).
This not only confirms the ZUG’s high international visibility and its influence on vari-ous fields of research, but also its regular international citation.

The complete back issues of the ZUG are made available for online reading free of charge for our members in the archive of the publisher de Gruyter.

Submitting an article for publication

Manuscripts containing a maximum of 12000 words can be submitted in English or German.
Starting with volume 2/2017, we manage articles and reviews in the ZUG with the online database ScholarOne of our publisher de Gruyter . We would like to ask you to register there and submit your manuscript through this portal.
The purpose of the database is to guarantee to you and us a smooth review and publishing process and to facilitate easier communication between authors and editors. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions on using ScholarOne.

Manuscripts are subject to a double-blind peer review process after an initial inspection by the editors. We therefore ask you to submit articles initially without any indication of the author’s identity. After the final decision, authors are asked to revise their articles for publication observing the instructions of the ZUG stylesheet.
The submission of articles via email to the editorship
is still possible.

Requesting a book for review

Books for review can be requested from the GUG’s office. Deadlines for reviews are 15 December (for the first issue of the following year) or 15 June (for the second is-sue of the current year). Further information and an up-to-date list of all books available for review can be found here: here