Founded in 1959 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Romance Notes is published three times a year. The journal welcomes the submission of innovative, interdisciplinary articles on Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian literature and culture. We highly encourage submissions that present original approaches to the study of gender and feminism, historical memory, literary history and theory, popular culture, film, colonialism and postcoloniality, postnationalism and globalization. Romance Notes does not accept unsolicited book reviews.


(Please note online system maintenance beginning Wednesday, August 23rd at 8PM. We ask you not to make any new submissions until Friday, August 25th.)

Articles can be written in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, and English. The articles should be 3,000 to 5,000 words in length and should consist of original material not published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Romance Notes strictly adheres to MLA style and citation format with a bibliographic list including all “Works Cited” at the end of the essay. We only accept online electronic submissions.  All articles should be accompanied by an abstract of 100 or fewer words.

Because our system is new and in the beta stage, we appreciate any feedback on any bugs or confusion you may experience. We have linked below three instructional documents to help guide you through the registration and submission process, as well as, future actions.

Submit your electronic submission at:

Please note that, during the summer months, our response time will be slower than usual. We will return to full activity following August 20.

Please refer to the three guideline documents below for further information:

OJS-Submissions Guide

OJS-Registration Guide

OJS-Decision Response Guide

Address your submissions to:

Oswaldo Estrada, Editor of Romance Notes
Department of Romance Languages,
CB#3170 Dey Hall

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3170.


Contributing authors must subscribe to Romance Notes at the time their article is published.
The institutional subscription is $55.00, the individual subscription is $45.00, and the student subscription is $30.00.

Institutions interested in subscribing to the journal may do so at $55.00 per volume year. Back issues and single copies of the journal are also available for purchase at $25.00 + shipping. 54.1cover

Book Reviews:

Romance Notes does not accept unsolicited book reviews.

Online Access:

Current issues may be accessed electronically on Project MUSE through subscribing libraries. Back issues will be launched in Fall 2012. Journals past and present are also available to participating institutions from EBSCO.


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