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Analecta Bollandiana

Publishing Manager: Bart Janssens
Publisher: Societé des Bollandistes
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Print ISSN: 0003-2468
Online ISSN: 2507-0290

2 issues/year

Method of peer review
double-blind undertaken by a specialist member of the Board or an external specialist

Accepted Language(s):
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish

Accepts Contributions in Open Access


The journal Analecta Bollandiana was launched in 1882, initially as a complement to the Acta Sanctorum series, but it soon acquired a life of its own with articles written by Bollandists and other scholars, text editions, book reviews, etc. After 140 years it remains the main reference in the field of critical hagiography.

Since the very beginning, the journal was conceived as a continuous updating of the Acta Sanctorum series, as well as an entirely new instrument devoted to hagiographical research. Every issue contains both critical editions of hagiographical texts (Greek, Latin, Oriental), and fundamental studies about hagiography. The articles are now published in modern international languages English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, each of them being provided with an English and a French summary. A large section of each issue is devoted to book reviews and bibliography.

Such contents make the Analecta Bollandiana indispensable in any department of medieval, Byzantine, Slavonic, or Christian oriental studies, as well as of Church history, comparative religions, ethnology, and folklore.


    Bernard Joassart, S. J., Bollandiste
    Robert Godding, S. J., Bollandiste
    Xavier Lequeux, Bollandiste
    François De Vriendt, Bollandiste
    Diego Arfuch, P. S. S., associé
    Pietro D’Agostino, secrétaire de rédaction

    Theofried Baumeister, O. F. M. (Mainz)
    Sebastian Brock (Oxford)
    Tommaso Caliò (Roma)
    Paolo Chiesa (Milano)
    François Dolbeau (Paris)
    Sergey Kim (Lausanne)
    Damien Labadie (Lyon)
    Cécile Lanéry (Paris)
    Michael Lapidge (Cambridge)
    Paolo La Spisa (Firenze)
    José Carlos Martín-Iglesias (Salamanca)
    Jacques Noret (Bruxelles)
    Pádraig Ó Riain (Cork)
    Flavia Ruani (Paris)
    Herman Seldeslachts (Louvain-la-Neuve)
    Ugo Zanetti, O. S. B. (Chevetogne)



    Potential contributors are invited to submit the manuscript of previously unpublished articles to the editors writing to:

    Analecta Bollandiana publishes articles in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Papers accepted for publication are double blind-refereed by the members of our editorial board and advisory committee to ensure academic integrity. In specific cases, the board reserves the right to have recourse to external peer-reviewers.

    Peer-Review Procedure

    Analecta Bollandiana is a peer-reviewed journal. All possible contributions will be sent to experts who provide scientific feedback. The reviewers may suggest revisions to the articles and the authors are firmly invited to implement them all. The editorial board operates a double-blind peer-review.

    Guidelines for Authors

    To request a copy of the guidelines, please ask the editorial board of the journal writing to:

    Ethics, Malpractice and Authorship Statement

    All articles are digitally archived in Portico


    ATLA Religion Database

    Bibliographia Franciscana

    Bibliography of British and Irish History


    ERIH PLUS - European Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences

    IBZ / IBR Online - Internationale Bibliographie der geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur / Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur

    Index Religiosus

    Index Theologicus (IxTheo)

    International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance

    International Medieval BibliographyBibliographie de Civilisation Médiévale


    L'Année philologique

    MLA International Bibliography

    New testament Abstracts

    Periodicals Contents Index

    Scimago Journal & Country Rank SJR

    Scopus (discontinued)


    ANVUR Area 10 – Class A
    ANVUR Area 10 – Scientific
    ANVUR Area 11 – Scientific

    CIRC (C Classification in human sciences)

    Excellence of Research in Australia (ERA) journal list 2018, ARC