Frequently Asked Questions
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 author fee or journal subscription?
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 typically expect to get a response within 3-5 months from (re)submission. Please note that failure on the part of the author to adhere to the journal’s submission requirements (such as length limits or MLA 9th edition citation style) will result in a delay in the evaluation process.
**We are currently experiencing delays in our review process due to limited availability of readers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please allow an additional 1-3 months, for a total of 4-8 months from (re)submission to decision.**
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?
We can now accept payment via credit card. Large transactions may incur a 3% convenience fee. You may pay invoices or shop for subscriptions and single issues at https://payments.romlpub.unc.edu/. You may also pay by mailing a check to our office. We can accept payment via bank transfer, if necessary, but most authors prefer to avoid bank fees associated with electronic wire transfers. The wire transfer instructions are available upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the necessary information.
5. My question is not answered on this page nor anywhere else on this website.
Feel free to write email@example.com 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).