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EBHR overview

The European Bulletin of Himalayan Research (EBHR) was founded by the late Richard Burghart in 1991 and has appeared twice yearly ever since. It is edited on a rotating basis between France (CNRS), Germany (South Asia Institute) and the United Kingdom (SOAS). From 2019 to 2023, the EBHR is hosted at the Centre for Himalayan Studies at CNRS in France.

Tristan Bruslé (CNRS), Stéphane Gros (CNRS), Philippe Ramirez (CNRS)

Associate editor
Arik Moran (University of Haifa), Book reviews editor

Bernadette Sellers (CNRS)

The EBHR publishes in English with the aim of reaching a large audience around the world. The subjects covered by the journal range from geography and economics to anthropology, sociology, philology, history, art history, archaeology, and history of religions. This multidisciplinarity has so far defined the journal in its mission to be a publication outlet for Himalayan studies at large, across areas of specialty within the field of human and social sciences.

In terms of geographical scope, the journal has published material that covers the Himalayas within a broad definition and not limited to the geological region, but taken to include the Karakorum, Hindukush, Ladakh, southern Tibet, Kashmir, north-west India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, and north-east India.

Publishing with and reading the EBHR is free of charge and all journal content is licensed under the Creative Commons License CC BY 4.0. Back issues are available on the Digital Himalaya platform here. We are currently transitioning the EBHR to an online and fully open access publication platform and will promote the journal’s dedicated website as we launch the first online issue.

The EBHR is published with the support of the Institut des sciences humaines et sociales (InSHS) of the CNRS.

We welcome individual submissions that fall within the following categories:

  • Articles (peer-reviewed): manuscripts should range between 8,000 and 10,000 words, and must include a full list of cited references, as well as a 200-word abstract at the beginning of the document with a list of 5-6 keywords.
  • Research Notes (peer-reviewed): these are more limited in scope than conventional articles. Manuscripts are expected to be up to 4,000 words long and to consist of an in-depth discussion of a particularly timely or topically relevant issue, and can take the form of an opinion piece. Essays are selected by the EBHR editors for their academic cogency and timeliness, and are peer-reviewed.
  • Conference Reports (reviewed by editors): the journal welcomes reports of approximately 1,500 words about conferences relevant to the field of Himalayan studies from a broad perspective and ideally submitted within one year following the event.
  • Review Essays (reviewed by editors): these are scholarly reviews of recent publications or exhibitions, which provide a more robust discussion than a conventional book review. The journal particularly welcomes comparative reviews of a selection of up to four recent publications that can be constructively cross-examined.
  • Book Forum (reviewed by editors): the editors may occasionally commission a forum around a recent publication: several scholars will therefore be invited to offer comments with the aim of producing a constructive criticism of the work. These comments will be sent to the author who will be invited to respond.
  • Book Reviews (editors reviewed): book reviews of recent publications are included in each issue of the journal.
  • Dissertations Abstracts: once a year a list of recently defended doctoral dissertations will be published with an abstract and list of keywords. The aim is to disseminate recent scholarly work in a timely manner and before it appears in published form.
  • Announcements: conferences, workshops, etc.

If you wish to submit a manuscript for publication feel free to contact the editors or directly submit your text. For all contributions, when preparing your manuscript for submission to the EBHR, please observe the style guidelines (see link below). The EBHR uses the University of Oxford Style Guide (accessible here or upon request) as the arbiter of manuscript style issues. For spelling we use the Oxford English Dictionary.

For any further enquiry about publishing in the EBHR, please contact the editors at editors [at]

EBHR Style Guidelines (click on the icon to download)

ISSN 0943-8254