Founded in 1959 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Romance Notes is published three times per 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.



Articles may be written in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, or English. The articles should be 3,000 to 5,000 words in length, including notes and works cited, and should consist of original material not published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. All articles should be accompanied by an abstract of 100 or fewer words.

Romance Notes strictly adheres to the current MLA Style Manual (8th edition), with a bibliographic list including all “Works Cited” at the end of the essay. For more information on the MLA style, please refer to the MLA Style Center website (

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.

We only accept online electronic submissionsBecause our use of Online Journal Systems (OJS) is still relatively new, we appreciate your feedback on any technical issues or confusion you may experience. We have linked below three instructional documents to help guide you through the registration and submission process.

Complete your electronic submission here:

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

OJS-Registration Guide

OJS-Submissions Guide

OJS-Decision Response Guide

Before submitting your article, please make sure that it complies with the following text preparation guidelines: RN-Final Text Prep

Preparing your article based on these guidelines allows us to expedite and streamline the publication process, should your article be accepted.

Once your work is submitted, we will acknowledge receipt via email.



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 no longer publishes 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 and Cengage/Gale.


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