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Romance Philology

Editor: Barbara De Marco
Publishing Manager: Loes Diercken
Publisher: Brepols
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Print ISSN: 0035-8002
Online ISSN: 2295-9017

2 issues/year

Method of peer review
single-blind undertaken by (a) specialist member(s) of the Board or (an) external specialist(s)

Romance Languages, Vernacular Languages, History of Language, Linguistics, Transmission of Texts, Literary History and Criticism, Ethnolinguistics, Philology, Romance Literature, Latin Literature, Medieval Literature

Accepts Contributions in Open Access


Defining philology in its broadest sense, Romance Philology is broad and deep in its coverage: fields of enquiry include late Latin, the medieval literatures of the Romance languages, historical and general linguistics, and textual criticism. In recent years, particular emphasis has been placed on the development of the Romance languages in the Americas. Two issues are published each year, one in the autumn and one in the spring. In the half century of its publication, Romance Philology established an international reputation as one of the most prestigious journals dedicated to the linguistic history and medieval literature of the Romance languages.

En définissant la philologie dans son sens le plus large, Romance Philology couvre un champ vaste et profond qui inclut le latin tardif, la littérature médiévale des langues romanes, la linguistique générale et historique et la critique textuelle. Ces dernières années, l’accent a été mis sur le développement des langues romanes sur le continent américain. Deux numéros sont publiés chaque année, à l’automne et au printemps. Dans le demi-siècle qui a suivi sa fondation, Romance Philology a acquis une réputation internationale comme étant une des revues les plus prestigieuses dédiées à l’histoire linguistique et la littérature médiévale des langues romanes.

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    Editorial Board
    Barbara De Marco (Editor-in-Chief), University of California, Berkeley
    Jerry R. Craddock, University of California, Berkeley
    Peter F. Dembowski, University of Chicago
    Edward F. Tuttle, University of California, Los Angeles
    Harvey Sharrer, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Advisory Board
    Marcello Barbato, Universita di Napoli l’Orientale
    Christine Ferlampin-Acher, Universite de Rennes
    Sanda Golopentia, Brown University
    John N. Green, University of Bradford
    Saverio Guida, Universita di Messina
    John L. Hayes, University of California, Berkeley
    Dieter Messner, Universitat Salzburg
    David A. Pharies, University of Florida
    Elizabeth Wilson Poe, Tulane University


    Romance Philology (RPh), founded in 1947 by Yakov Malkiel, continues to concern itself with medieval Romance literatures and the linguistic history of the Romance languages. The editorial board welcomes articles on medieval Romance literatures, historical Romance linguistics, and textual criticism, including editions of medieval texts.
    Languages accepted: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish, as well as English; authors whose native language is not English should note that translation into English is not required and is, in fact, discouraged by editorial policy.
    Final acceptance of an article requires the author to have a current subscription to the journal. For further details, see "Guidelines for Submission to Romance Philology":

    Contact Information/Submissions
    Manuscript submission: Before sending manuscripts, authors are advised to consult with the Editor-in-Chief, Barbara De Marco, using the following email address:
    All authors, especially those whose native language is not English, are reminded that Romance Philology publishes contributions in German and in the major Romance languages, as well as in English; translation into English is not required, and is, in fact, discouraged by editorial policy. All contributions are edited thoroughly for style and substance. Conformity with the style sheet is required only upon final acceptance of the manuscript for publication.  Articles are not rejected on the basis of their conformity with the style sheet. Detailed directions on style and formatting will be provided to an author whose article successfully passes the peer review.

    Reviews and review articles are commissioned by the Editor in consultation with members of the Editorial and Advisory Boards. Books for review should be sent to the attention of Jerry R. Craddock, at the following address:
    Romance Philology
    c/o Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese
    5319 Dwinelle Hall
    University of California
    Berkeley, CA 94720

    Peer Review Procedure
    Method of peer review: Anonymous peer review, as well as review by the editorial board.
    Articles are evaluated on the basis of the style of presentation, on the relevance of the article to broader topics in Romance philology, and on the potential interest of any particular article to a readership that may specialize in either literature or linguistics.

    Guidelines for Authors
    A detailed stylesheet for RPH can be found at:

    Licencing & Copyright
    This journal offers different licence options. A standard licence gives Brepols an exclusive licence for all published content. Gold Open Access articles will be published under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International Licence.
    For these articles copyright remains with the authors. Please discuss with your Publishing Manager if you or your funding body require an alternative licence. See our dedicated webpages for further details on our open access options at, and our self-archiving policies at

    Ethics, Malpractice and Authorship Statement

    All articles are digitally archived in Portico


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    International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance

    International Medieval Bibliography


    L'Année philologique

    MLA International Bibliography

    Periodicals Contents Index

    RILM: Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale

    Scimago Journal & Country Rank SJR


    Web of Science - Arts and Humanities Index



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