The Byron Journal

The Byron Journal

  • ISSN (Online) : 1757-0263
  • ISSN (Print) : 0301-7257
  • Language : English
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The Byron Journal is an international publication published twice annually by Liverpool University Press on behalf of The Byron Society, London. The journal publishes scholarly articles and notes on all aspects of Byron's writings and life, and on related topics.

Since its inception in 1973, the journal has become widely read in many different countries. Apart from providing the leading international forum for authorities on Byron and news of significant events and conferences in the Byron year, the journal also reviews all major works on the poet and prides itself on the speed with which new books are reviewed. Contributions for all parts of the journal and suggestions for review are always welcome.

The Byron Society is a member of the Alliance of Literary Societies.

All Byron Society events are open to non-members, though prices may vary. If you are interested in an event and would like to attend, or would like more details, please email For a complete list of upcoming events please visit The Byron Society website.

The Byron Journal is indexed and abstracted in Scopus. 

Byron Society PhD bursary
The Byron Society invites applications for a PhD bursary for new and existing PhD students. Please see here for more information. 

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.

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Editor: Mirka Horova (Charles University)

Editorial Board:
Bernard Beatty (Liverpool & St Andrews)
Geoffrey Bond, O.B.E., D.L., LL.D, F.S.A.
Richard Deakin 
Dr Peter Francev (Reviews Editor) 
Clare Hooper (Liverpool University Press)
Dr Mirka Horova (Editor)
Dr Christine Kenyon Jones (King's College London)
Dr Emily Paterson-Morgan (Director)
Dr Alan Rawes (Manchester)
Kenneth Robbie (Chairman)
Dr Jonathon Shears (Keele)
Dr Joanna Taylor (Manchester)

Advisory Editors:
Professor Sir J. Drummond Bone (Arts and Humanities Research Council)
Dr Stephen Cheeke (Bristol)
Professor Caroline Franklin (Swansea)
Professor Peter Graham (Emeritus, Virginia Tech)
Dr Gavin Hopps (St Andrews)
Dr Anthony Howe (Birmingham City)
Professor Tom Mole (Edinburgh)
Professor Jane Stabler (St Andrews)
Professor Andrew Stauffer (Virginia)

Contributions should be original and should not have been previously published in any form, including all forms of electronic publication. Contributors are required to assign copyright to Liverpool University Press.

Download The Byron Journal's Guidelines for Contributors >

Please note that your paper must conform to the MHRA style. Please consult the guide which can be found at

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Subscription Rates
2 issues per year (standard subscription includes online access from 2005)

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Members: Members of The Byron Society (London) and The Byron Society of America receive the journal and access to the full online archive as part of their membership.

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

Book Reviews
Please contact the Reviews Editor, Dr Peter Francev, at  
Books for review should be sent by post to: Dr Peter Francev, PO Box 5809 Sugarloaf, California 92386 USA   
OR Dr Peter Francev, English Department, Victor Valley College, Building 21, 18422 Bear Valley Road, Victorville, California 92395, USA 

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Editorial Queries
Please send all editorial correspondence to The Editor, Dr Mirka Horova.


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Available Content

Volume 50 (2022)
Volume 49 (2021)
Volume 48 (2020)
Volume 47 (2019)
Volume 46 (2018)
Volume 45 (2017)
Volume 44 (2016)
Volume 43 (2015)
Volume 42 (2014)
Volume 41 (2013)
Volume 40 (2012)
Volume 39 (2011)
Volume 38 (2010)
Volume 37 (2009)
Volume 36 (2008)
Volume 35 (2007)
Volume 34 (2006)
Volume 33 (2005)
Volume 32 (2004)
Volume 31 (2003)
Volume 30 (2002)
Volume 29 (2001)
Volume 28 (2000)
Volume 27 (1999)
Volume 26 (1998)
Volume 25 (1997)
Volume 24 (1996)
Volume 23 (1995)
Volume 22 (1994)
Volume 21 (1993)
Volume 20 (1992)
Volume 19 (1991)
Volume 18 (1990)
Volume 17 (1989)
Volume 16 (1988)
Volume 15 (1987)
Volume 14 (1986)
Volume 13 (1985)
Volume 12 (1984)
Volume 11 (1983)
Volume 10 (1982)
Volume 9 (1981)
Volume 8 (1980)
Volume 7 (1979)
Volume 6 (1978)
Volume 5 (1977)
Volume 4 (1976)
Volume 3 (1975)
Volume 2 (1974)
Volume 1 (1973)