A Journal of the History of Rhetoric

ISSN: 0734-8584
eISSN: 1533-8541
Frequency: Quarterly
Published: February, May, August, November

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The journal publishes articles, book reviews, and bibliographies which further the aims of the Society as stated in its Constitution (Article Two):

  • The purpose of this society is to promote the study of both the theory and the practice of rhetoric in all periods and languages and its relationships with poetics, philosophy, politics, religion, law, and other aspects of the cultural context.
  • Official languages of the Society are English, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish.


Manuscripts submitted to Rhetorica should not be under consideration elsewhere. Because the identity of authors is concealed from evaluators of manuscripts, each manuscript should contain a separate title page containing the title of the essay and the author’s name, mailing address, email address, and phone and fax numbers. The author’s identity should not otherwise be revealed in the manuscript. The title should be repeated on the first page of the text. The manuscript should be accompanied by a 100-word abstract.

Manuscripts, including text, quotations, and notes, must be double-spaced throughout. Notes should appear at the end of the manuscript. Quotations of more than 100 words should be set as separate paragraphs indented from the left margin. The complete editorial guidelines which must be followed are included in the detailed style sheet, which is available from the editor or which can be consulted on the ISHR-website:  Rhetorica Style Sheet 02 07 2013

All manuscripts are to be sent electronically as a word-file and a pdf.-file to Marc van der Poel, Radboud University Nijmegen, Faculty of Arts, Dept. of Classics (GLTC), P.O. Box 9103, 6500 HD Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Email: m.v.d.poel@let.ru.nl

Manuscripts in French are to be sent also to Marie-Pierre Noël, UFR I, Département des langues anciennes, Route de Mende, 34199Montpellier cedex 5, France. Email: marie-pierre.noel@wanadoo.fr

Manuscripts in German are to be sent to Manfred Kraus, Philologisches Seminar, Universität Tübingen, Wilhelmstraβe 36, 72074 Tübingen, Germany. Email: manfred.kraus@uni-tuebingen.de

Manuscripts in Italian are to be sent to Luigi Spina, via A. Bonci 6, 40137 Bologna, Italy. Email: luigi.spina@unina.it

Manuscripts in Spanish are to be sent to Dra. Luisa Puig, Centro de Poética, Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mèxico, Circuito Mario de la Cueva s.n. Ciudad Universitaria, Zona Cultural, Delegación Coyoacán México D.F., C.P. 04510. Email: lpuig@sirem.com.mx

Books for review should be submitted to David Marshall, Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh, 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (email: dlm91@pitt.edu) or to the associate editor for the relevant language.


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