Études romanes de Brno

ISSN 1803-7399 (print), ISSN 2336-4416 (online)

Registration no. by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic: E 18714

Aims and scope

Études romanes de Brno (abbreviated as ERB) publishes original papers from Romance languages and literatures. Papers from Romance linguistics are dedicated to synchronic as well as diachronic aspects of Romance languages, applied linguistics of Romance languages and border disciplines that pay attention to Romance languages or to Romance languages in contact with other languages. In Romance literatures it focuses on history and current situation of Romance literatures and to Romance literatures and their reflection in dramas and films that according to their origin and cultural context belong to Romance languages speaking areas.

Every issue comprises various sections. The section “Dossier thématique” contains thematically linked papers on specific aspects of Romance languages or Romance literatures, the section “Études” includes original papers that are not necessarily thematically linked and the section “Comptes rendus” contains reviews on recent books that belong to the scope of interest of the journal. Articles in “Dossier thématique“ and “Études“ are peer-reviewed (for more, see Guidelines for authors).

Papers and reviews are written in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, and eventually in other Romance languages.

Publishing schedule

Since 2009 the journal has been issued twice a year in print as well as in electronic version.

First issue is published by May 31, second issue by October 31.

Deadlines for manuscripts submission: January 31 (first issue); June 30 (second issue)

By submitting a work (hereinafter referred to as the “Work”) to the Études romanes de Brno (http://www.phil.muni.cz/journals/erb) (hereinafter referred to as the “Journal”) for the consideration for publication, the author grants the Masaryk University (hereinafter referred to as “MUNI”) a license to the Work, under the following conditions:

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Open access policy

This journal adheres the Open Access policy and is a so-called "golden" journal that publishes contributions in "Libre Open Access" mode under the terms of the Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 International license (full text available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode (CC BY-SA 4.0 International).

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Digital access and archiving policy

Full versions of all papers published in Études romanes de Brno are available in the Digital Library of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University: https://digilib.phil.muni.cz/handle/11222.digilib/112967.

Digital long-term access and archiving policy at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University

Full texts of articles are available in the Digital Library of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University (built on the DSpace platform), which is the primary source and repository of academic publications at the Faculty of Arts. The journal websites (built in Open Journal System) contain links to the fulltext articles archived in the digital library. The journal website is used mainly as a presentation platform for accessing all the information about the journal.

This approach to long-term access and digital archiving of fulltexts "in one place" (i.e., in the digital library) is a strategic decision that was adopted by the Faculty of Arts many years ago. It allows us to ensure high-quality and consistent processing of metadata as well as long-term preservation (LTP) of digital documents, enabling users to search through all the texts.

Publication fees

The journal does not have any article submission charges (ASCs) or any article processing charges (APCs). ERB is a scholarly journal financed by Masaryk University from subsidy for development of research institution.

Abstracting and indexing

Études romanes de Brno is indexed in international databases WoS (ESCI), Scopus, EBSCO, Dialnet, ERIH PLUS.

Journal history

Études romanes de Brno is a continuation of the periodical of the same name (ERB) which was published by the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University between 1965–2008 (since 1979 within the periodical series Sborník prací filozofické fakulty brněnské univerzity, řada romanistická (L) = Studia minora facultatis philosophicae universitatis Brunensis, Series romanica (L), ISSN 0231-7532).

Editorial office address

Masaryk University
Faculty of Arts
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Études romanes de Brno

Arna Nováka 1
602 00 Brno
Czech Republic

Ivo Buzek (Associate Editor)
E-mail: erb@phil.muni.cz
Phone: +420 549 493 389


Masaryk University headquarters:

Masaryk University
Žerotínovo nám. 617/9
601 77 Brno
Czech Republic
CRN 00216224

All correspondence should be sent to Editorial office address or to the Associate Editor of the journal by e-mail.