Founded in 1971, Recherches germaniques is dedicated to literature, cultural history and the history of ideas in German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). The journal also considers colonial issues and German Orientalism. Articles, which may be in French, German or English, cover historical periods from the Middles ages to the present day. Published by the Presses universitaires de Strasbourg, Recherches germaniques publishes two issues a year and a themed special issue. The journal is inaugurating its site on OpenEdition by making its three latest issues available in full open access.