Editorial Policy

Presentation of the journal

The journal Etudes Médiévales Anglaises (ÉMA, ISSN : 0240-8805) is published by the French Higher Education Society for the Study of Medieval England (AMAES). The journal was founded in 1972 under the name Bulletin des Anglicistes Médiévistes (BAM). Originally conceived as a tool for communication within the society, the journal has gradually evolved to become an international scientific journal, publishing many authors unaffiliated to the society. To reflect that change, in 2018, the journal changed its name.


Chief Editor

The Chief Editor of the journal is the president of AMAES, currently Colette Stévanovitch.

Assistant Editor

The Assistant Editor is the AMAES secretary in charge of publications, currently Nolwena Monnier.

Editorial Board

The Assistant Editor is assisted by an editorial board, which collaborates with her to define the themes of the next issues and to ensure that issues are published on time and according to the standards of the journal. Its current members are Claire Vial, Fanny Moghaddassi, Tatjana Silec and Elise Louviot.

Scientific Board

The scientific board guarantess the scientific qualities of the articles published. Its current members are :

Agnès Blandeau, Université de Nantes

Florence Bourgne, Université Paris-Sorbonne

Leo Carruthers, Université Paris-Sorbonne

Jean-Marc Chadelat, Université Paris-Sorbonne

Jean-Paul Debax, Université Toulouse II - Jean Jaurès

Catherine Delesse, Université de Lorraine

Juliette Dor, Université de Liège

Petya Ivanova, Université de Genève

Brian Lowrey, Université de Picardie

Stephen Morrison, Université de Poitiers

Jean-Pascal Pouzet, Université de Limoges

Catherine Royer-Hemet, Université du Havre

Colette Stévanovitch, Université de Lorraine

René Tixier, Université de Toulouse II - Jean Jaurès

Fabienne Toupin, Université de Tours



The journal is concerned with all aspects of medieval England. It is an interdisciplinary journal, which welcomes all methodological and theoretical approaches. Publications in the fields of literature, philology, linguistics, history and art history are especially welcome. While Old and Middle English texts take pride of place, other areas also fall within the scope of the journal: Anglo-Latin and Anglo-Norman texts, representations of medieval England in other corpora, modern and present-day medievalisms, political or cultural connections between medieval England and the rest of the British Isles or the continent.

Contents and periodicity

The languages of the journal are French and English. Two issues are published every year. Since 2018, each issue contains several papers focusing on the same theme. Some issues also contain book reviews.

Evaluation and submission process

For each issue, a call for papers is widely circulated beforehand. Current calls for papers may be found on our website.

Each article is submitted to double-blind review, within 3 months of receiving the paper.

The definitive acceptance of the paper is conditional on the author taking into account the revisions required by the editorial committee.

Authors are not charge for submitting or publishing their paper with us.

Proposals for book reviews may be submitted directly to the Assistant Editor at any time.


Rights and Duties

The author of the article guarantees that its contents are original and do not include any plagiarized material (including texts previously published by the same author). All sources used in the paper must be identified correctly and any significant contribution by a third party must be explicitly acknowledged (in some cases, it can be naming that person as a co-author). If an image is included, the author must ensure that they are authorized to publish it in their article.

The author authorizes the journal to publish their article in the printed edition of the relevant issue and, in digital format (two years after the initial publication), on the Persee platform, as part of our partnership with them.

The author guarantees that they will not republish their article (in part or in its entirety) in another publication without first obtaining the authorization of the journal Études Médiévales Anglaises.

The experts assessing the papers guarantee that they will formulate their comments in a constructive and polite manner.

The editorial board of the journal guarantee that all articles submitted on time will be evaluated fairly and anonymously, and that the author will be informed of the result of that evaluation, be it positive or negative.

The editorial board guarantees that accepted papers will be published in the relevant printed issue of the journal and that they will be passed on to Persee so that they can be published digitally two years after the initial publication.

The journal Études Médiévales Anglaises authorizes the author to make the final published version of their article available on a public online archive one year after the initial publication. The version made available online must clearly indicate the bibliographical references of the issue in which the paper was originally published.