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Focus and Scope

Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780–1840 is a peer-reviewed online open access academic journal that publishes the highest quality academic work on Romantic literature and print culture, informed in particular by a focus on rare works overlooked writers. Subject matter includes manuscripts, printed works and digital developments, and the journal has featured a range of innovative and substantive outputs in its history. As such, the journal aims to encourage interdisciplinary approaches to literary study through the lens of book history, digital humanities and emergent methodologies.

The journal publishes both themed and open issues. All contents are subject to peer and editor review. New issues are published annually, in the first instance.

Publication Frequency

Articles and reports are typically published as part of an issue with its own Table of Contents; however, they may be previewed prior to the launch of the full issue.

Reviews are published as and when they are completed, and then are collected in the next published issue.

Blogs are published when completed by the author.

The journal will be published annually in the first instance, with the aim of biannual publication in future.

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publicly available.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

  • Journals are indexed by Google Scholar and available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.
  • DOAJ registration will be completed for our journals on an individual basis as soon as possible.
  • To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal utilises the Portico service to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.
  • Journal content is also made available via Cardiff University’s institutional repository, ORCA.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.


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The journal commenced publication as Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text in 1997, before being relaunched as Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780–1840 in 2005. In this time, the journal evolved from an online newsletter showcasing Romanticism research in Cardiff University to an fully peer-reviewed journal featuring submissions from a range of international scholars. The editorial panel has grown to feature leading scholars in the field from around the world. Beginning with the publication of essays and reports, the journal began incorporating book reviews in 2005 and regular blog posts in 2013.

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