HISPANÓFILA AND ROMANCE NOTES

How are journal submissions evaluated?
How long will it take for my work to be evaluated?
If my work is accepted, will I receive a complimentary copy of the journal in which my essay is published?
I am an international author or currently outside of the United States. How do I pay for my journal subscription and/or offprint order?
My question is not answered on this page nor anywhere else on this website.

 

1.  How are journal submissions evaluated?

Both journals are peer-reviewed, refereed publications by scholars who specifically work in the areas treated in the submission. Both Romance Notes and Hispanófila submissions are double-blind. This means that the author will not know the evaluator’s identity. Likewise, the evaluator will not be provided any information about the author. For this reason, all personal contact or identifying information should be removed from the article text.

 

2.  How long will it take for my work to be evaluated?

We highly value the author’s time and do our best to provide prompt evaluations. Readers are asked to complete their evaluations within 1-1.5 months. Due to processing time, however, authors can expect to get a response within 3-5 months from submission.

 

3.  If my work is accepted, will I receive a complimentary copy of the journal in which my essay is published?

All authors whose work is accepted are required to pay a subscription fee to the respective journal and will receive one (1) print copy of the journal in which his or her article appears. Additionally, all authors will receive a PDF copy of his or her published article.  

 

4.  I am an international author or currently outside of the United States. How do I pay for my journal subscription and/or offprint order?

At this time, we are unable to accept cash, credit cards, or debit cards as forms of payment. If you have access to a U.S.-based checking account, it would be preferable to issue a check from that account. Many authors will rely on friends or colleagues with U.S.-based checking accounts who make a payment in their name simply to avoid bank fees associated with electronic wire transfers. If this is not an option, we have specific wire transfer instructions available upon request. Please email romlpub@unc.edu to receive the necessary information.

 

5. My question is not answered on this page nor anywhere else on this website.

Feel free to write romlpub@unc.edu with any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have that are relevant to either of our academic journals, Romance Notes or Hispanófila, or our book series, the North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures (NCSRLL).