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.


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.

Submissions to Romance Notes undergo a double-blind independent peer review process. Therefore, authors should not include their name or academic affiliation in the article text or abstract documents, and may instead upload a separate attachment.

Because our online 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 refer to the three guideline documents below for further information:

OJS-Submissions Guide

OJS-Registration Guide

OJS-Decision Response Guide

Submissions will be received by:

Oswaldo Estrada, Editor of Romance Notes &
Heather Minchew, Managing Editor of Publications
Department of Romance Studies
Dey Hall, CB#3170
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3170.


Contributing authors must subscribe to Romance Notes upon acceptance for publication and will receive one (1) print copy of the issue in which the author’s article appears, as well as an electronic file. 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 are available on JSTOR.

Journals past and present are also available to participating institutions from EBSCO.


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