Historical Life Course Studies 2024-02-01T09:02:47+01:00 Marja Koster Open Journal Systems <p><em>Historical Life Course Studies</em> is the electronic journal of the European Historical Population Samples Network (EHPS-Net) and is published by the International Institute of Social History (IISH). The journal is the primary publishing outlet for research involved in the conversion of existing European and non-European large historical demographic databases into a common format, the Intermediate Data Structure, and for studies based on these databases. The journal publishes both methodological and substantive research articles.</p> Editorial 2024-02-01T09:02:47+01:00 Paul Puschmann Joana Maria Pujadas-Mora Eva van der Heijden <p>In this new editorial of <em>Historical Life Course Studies</em> key shifts are discussed. We welcome Joana Maria Pujadas-Mora as new co-editor in chief and Eva van der Heijden as associate editor. We thank Luciana Quaranta for her contributions to the development of the journal. Over the past years,<em> Historical Life Course Studies</em> has experienced substantial growth in terms of output and impact. The journal got indexed in Scopus and an application for admission to the Web of Science is pending. Social media engagement and upcoming video releases further enhance the journal's outreach. Gratitude extends to sponsors for Diamond Open Access support, as well as to all authors, reviewers, and readers who jointly contribute to the success of <em>Historical Life Course Studies</em>. The editors look with confidence to the future and hope to welcome many submissions over the next years.</p> 2024-02-06T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Paul Puschmann, Joana Maria Pujadas-Mora, Eva van der Heijden