Journal of Romance Studies

Journal of Romance Studies

  • ISSN (Online) : 1752-2331
  • ISSN (Print) : 1473-3536
  • Language : English
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Journal of Romance Studies is published in association with the Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London

The journal promotes innovative critical work in the areas of linguistics, literature, performing and visual arts, media, material culture, intellectual and cultural history, critical and cultural theory, psychoanalysis, gender studies, social sciences and anthropology. 

Journal of Romance Studies' primary focus is on those parts of the world that speak, or have spoken, French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese, but articles referring to other languages and cultures are also encouraged. Articles published in the journal cross national and disciplinary boundaries in order to stimulate new ways of thinking about cultural history and practice. Three themed issues and one open issue are published each year.

Journal of Romance Studies is indexed/abstracted in: 

  • A Current Bibliography on African Affairs (Sage)
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
  • Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
  • IBR – International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (De Gruyter)
  • IBZ – International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences (De Gruyter)
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Periodicals Index Online (Chadwyck-Healey)
  • Scopus (Elsevier) 

Code of Conduct
LUP is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. We therefore ask that all contributors and reviewers adhere to the COPE Core Practices. More info can be found on the COPE website.

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

There are currently no Calls for Papers for Journal of Romance Studies.

General Editors
Charles Burdett, Institute of Modern Languages Research
Joseph Ford, Institute of Modern Languages Research

Managing Editor
Sara Charles

Editorial Advisory Board
Catherine Davies, University of London
Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool
Simon Gaunt, King's College London
Adalgisa Giorgio, University of Bath
Dominic Glynn, City University of Hong Kong
Stefano Jossa, Royal Holloway London
Abigail Lee Six, Royal Holloway London
Bernard McGuirk, University of Nottingham
Paulo de Medeiros, University of Warwick
Hilary Owen, University of Manchester
Joan Ramon Resina, Stanford University
Ellen Sapega, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Naomi Segal, Birkbeck, University of London
Paul Julian Smith, City University of New York
Judith Still, University of Nottingham
Susan Rubin Suleiman, Harvard University

Authors should submit articles (6,000 to 8,000 words) as word attachments, along with a 100-150 word abstract, 6 to 8 keywords, and a biographical note (approximately 100 words) by e-mail to the General Editors, Charles Burdett and Joseph Ford.

All text in the article should be double spaced with 2.5 cm margins and numbered pages. Notes should be kept to a minimum and placed at the end of the text. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. 

Authors are kindly invited to consult the JRS Style Guide when drafting their articles.

Special Issues 

Journal of Romance Studies publishes up to three special issues a year on a wide range of themes bearing relation to languages, literature and culture. Proposals for themed special issues in any of the areas covered by the journal are welcome.

Special issues normally consist of 6 or 7 articles (6,000 – 8,000 words each in length) preceded by an introduction. In the first instance, prospective editors of special issues should contact the general editors of the journal to provide a rationale for the issue and a list of intended contributors. 

The general editors will be able to give some indication of potential publication dates. However, it is only when final copy of the special issue is submitted for peer review that a firmer indication can be given. Editors of special issues should also bear in mind that since articles are submitted to rigorous double-blind peer review, it is not possible to guarantee that all articles will be accepted for publication. It is their responsibility to ensure that contributors to their special issue are made aware of this. 

If an insufficient number of articles is accepted to compose a special issue, the general editors may suggest grouping those that have passed peer review into a research cluster as part of a mixed issue. 

Ethics Statement

Authors published in Journal of Romance Studies certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field.
While every effort is made by the publishers and the editorial board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned.
For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete Ethics Statement.

Subscription Rates
4 issues per year (standard subscription includes online access from 2001).

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How to subscribe:
Email or telephone +44 (0)151 795 1080.

Editorial correspondence should be addressed to the General Editors, Charles Burdett and Joseph Ford.

Charles Burdett and Joseph Ford, 
General Editors, Journal of Romance Studies
Institute of Modern Languages Research
School of Advanced Study, University of London
Senate House, Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

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Available Content

Volume 22 (2022)
Volume 21 (2021)
Volume 20 (2020)
Volume 19 (2019)
Volume 18 (2018)
Volume 17 (2017)
Volume 16 (2016)
Volume 15 (2015)
Volume 14 (2014)
Volume 13 (2013)
Volume 12 (2012)
Volume 11 (2011)
Volume 10 (2010)
Volume 6 (2006)