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This page provides pointers to a selection of journals bought or subscribed to by the Library which are of particular French interest. The journals are listed according to subjects, with brief summaries of their contents. Each journal listed below may be found by searching the Library's ejournals page, where access requirements can be found.



Karthago is an archaeological journal dedicated to the ancient civilisations of North Africa (protohistory, Punic, Greek and Roman worlds). It also analyses the relation between ancient Maghreb and the rest of the Mediterranean region.

Mélanges de l'école française de Rome

This journal, started in 1881 with Mélanges d'archéologie et d'histoire, publishes studies in history and archeology, centered on Italy and the western basin of the Mediterranean, from ancient times to the present. It is divided in different series: Antiquité, Italie et Méditerranée, Moyen-Age, and Moyen Age-Temps modernes.

Revue archéologique de narbonnaise

Founded in 1968, this journal publishes in-depth articles, notes and documents about monuments and archaeological discoveries. It covers ancient Gallia Narbonensis, from Gallo-Roman times to the end of Antiquity.


Revue d'histoire de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale (et des conflits contemporains)

Revue d’histoire de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale has published 144 issues from 1950 and 1986 about the origins of the conflict, politics and strategies, battles led by states and individuals. Studies and accounts came from authors from various countries. In 1987 the scope of the Revue was extended beyond World War II, as the new title of the journal emphasises: Revue d’histoire de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale et des conflits contemporains.

Revue historique

The Revue historique publishes in-depth articles in French and other languages, some «Mélanges » which highlight new historical problems revealed in recent works, and many book reviews. Some issues are dedicated to a main theme. Articles cover all areas of history, from Antiquity to modern times, in various fields (economic, political, social, religious and cultural). The journal accepts contributions from different schools of thought,. It aims to disseminate established historical facts as well as recent research.

Vingtième Siècle. Revue d'histoire

The French academic journal, Vingtième Siècle. Revue d'histoire deals with contemporary history, from the 1890s to today. It publishes original articles in all fields of historical research. Its goal is to allow readers to better understand the contemporary world by linking the results of these historical studies to questions of relevance today. The journal aims to bring the findings of French and foreign historical research not only to academics and university students but also to the interested general public. The journal provides the reader with a rigorous approach to questions of historical interest.

Language and Linguistics

Bulletin de la Société de Linguistique de Paris

Published annually, the journal contains two separate volumes: one of articles, and one dedicated to the review of books recently published in linguistics. The journal's coverage includes most traditional subdisciplines within linguistics: historical linguistics (with a strong tradition of Indo-European studies and comparative grammar), linguistic typology, theoretical and descriptive linguistics, history of linguistics, natural language processing, language acquisition.

French Review

This official journal of the American Association of Teachers of French has the largest circulation of any scholarly journal of French studies in the world. The Review publishes articles and reviews on French and francophone literature, cinema, society and culture, linguistics, technology, and pedagogy six times a year. Every issue includes a column entitled "La Vie des mots," an exploration of new developments in the French language.

Journal of French Language Studies

Journal of French Language Studies, sponsored by the Association for French Language Studies, encourages and promotes theoretical, descriptive and applied studies of all aspects of the French language. The journal brings together research from the English- and French-speaking traditions, publishing significant work on French phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis and semantics, sociolinguistics and variation studies. Most work is synchronic in orientation, but historical and comparative items are also included. Studies of the acquisition of the French language, where these take due account of current theory in linguistics and applied linguistics, are also published. Issues include survey articles reviewing the state of the art in a major field, as well as squibs on modern usage in French and a major book review section.


Études françaises

French-language journal of criticism and theory. It examines French-language literature and the relationships between the arts and the human sciences, discourse and writing. Each issue concentrates on a specific theme and presents diverse studies. While aimed particularly at specialists of French and Québécois literature, Études françaises addresses anyone with an interest in literature.

Revue de littérature comparée

Peer-reviewed journal devoted to the comparative study of European and international literature from a historical, theoretical and methodological perspective. The range of themes and topics with which the journal engages not only place it at the forefront of comparative literary research in France and beyond, but also make it an invaluable research and reference tool for literary scholarship in general.

Revue d’histoire littéraire de la France

The Revue d’histoire littéraire de la France publishes articles and information concerning French literature from the 15th century to the present day. It seeks to provide original and objective information: biographies of authors; history of publications - how they were received and their interpretations; study of sources, genres, themes and leitmotifs. Considerable space is given to reviewing recently published works and critical editions, thereby offering a panorama on current research.

Middle-Eastern Studies


Muséon: Revue d’Études Orientales is a peer-reviewed academic journal of linguistics and oriental studies. The journal is published biannually by Peeters Publishers. Articles are in English, French, German, or Italian. It is specialised in Christian East and the beginning of Islam, with mainly studies on Arabic, Armenian Coptic, Ethiopian, Georgian, Greek and Syriac texts. It also publishes articles about biblical sources, ancient Near-East and the Byzantine world.

Revue d’égyptologie

The Revue d’égyptologie is a scholarly journal published annually by the Société Française d'Égyptologie with the support of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the Centre National du Livre. It covers different aspects of the cultures who lived along the river Nile, from prehistory up to the Coptic period. History, archaeology, and art history are discussed in articles written in French and English, German and Italian, and relate to the presentations done at the three annual meetings.

Revue des Études Juives

The Revue des Études Juives is a French quarterly academic journal of Jewish studies, established in July 1880 at the École pratique des hautes études, Paris, by the Société des Études Juives. It is currently published by Peeters Publishers. The journal covers research and prints unpublished texts concerning all aspects of Judaism (religion, history, literature, social studies, anthropology), among others documents relative to the history of the French Jews. Nearly every issue also contains a special bibliographical section devoted to reviews of current works on Judaism.


Études philosophiques

Études philosophiques is a thematic quarterly journal covering classic great philosophers, contemporary authors, and actual and historical philosophical questions.

Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale

The Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale publishes thematically-based issues on the major questions currently in debate within the international philosophical community. Faithful to its principles, the journal offers an independent perspective, not tied to any particular school of thought. For certain authors and philosophical currents, the review also includes the fruits of contemporary research.

Revue Philosophique de la France et de l'Étranger

The Revue Philosophique de la France et de l'Étranger is an academic journal founded in 1876 and is published by Presses universitaires de France. Thanks to its wide range of collaborations, it has participated in the founding of modern psychology in France. Each volume offers articles written by researchers as well as reviews of recent publications in philosophy.

Religion and Theology

Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions

Started in 1956 and currently published by Editions de l'EHESS, Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions has three objectives: to promote a comparative perspective, broadened by all religions, both living and dead; to encourage collaboration between all social sciences in order to shed light on the many facets of the phenomenon of religion; and to welcome the exposition of theoretical developments in research. The journal is bilingual (French and English) and occasionally trilingual (Spanish). It publishes two thematic issues and two bibliographic issues per year.

Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales

The Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales / Forschungen zur Theologie und Philosophie des Mittelalters (formerly Recherches de Théologie Ancienne et Médiévale of the Abbaye Mont César) provides a forum for original, high-quality research on all aspects of theology and philosophy from Augustine and the Early Middle Ages up to late scholasticism. Recent articles have included highly focused studies on particular facets of the medieval philosophical or theological tradition, broader reconsiderations of received views in the history of medieval theology and philosophy, and editions of texts and manuscript studies. Articles are supplemented on a regular basis by a «Report on Research», in which a particular set of issues of current discussion is presented in light of relevant publications, and a «Review of Literature», which gives a selective overview of the year's new publications. Languages of publication are English, French, and German. The journal is a co-production of the Thomas-Institut (University of Cologne) and the De Wulf-Mansion Centre (Catholic University of Leuven). All articles submitted for publication are double-blind peer-reviewed.

Revue théologique de Louvain

The Revue théologique de Louvain deals with all fields of theology. It includes Articles and Notes (where academics can disseminate their research), Comptes rendus (thorough analysis of major works), Notices bibliographiques (information about current theological publications), Chroniques (presentation of the activities of the Faculty of Theology of Leuven and elsewhere), and once a year an Index international des dissertations doctorales en théologie et en droit canonique.


Ethnologie française

Ethnologie française publishes analyses of events in society which are shaping today's culture. It publishes each year one issue centred on one European country and specifically comprising articles by authors from this country. The journal investigates our understanding of how we relate to our world. Building on field studies and setting them in perspective, the journal tests the tools we use to talk about modern day society. Moreover, the way in which it reviews relevant published works is designed to face up to the challenges brought to light by history, philosophy, and linguistics.

Recherches féministes

Recherches féministes is an annual interdisciplinary French-language journal dedicated to the latest developments in the field of feminist studies. The journal is aimed at all those interested in change in gender relations and in the production of knowledge. It constitutes an essential source of information for teaching, research, and feminist action. The journal publishes articles, research papers, book reviews, bibliographies, and dossiers on the great questions debated in the feminist movement.

Revue Française de Sociologie

Revue Française de Sociologie is a quarterly journal published with support from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). It aims at publishing work that furthers knowledge of the social world and the development of conceptual and technical instruments in the service of that knowledge. With its readership of professional scientists, the Revue Française de Sociologie provides an open forum for sociological thought and plays an important role in promoting French and French-language sociological research. Since 2001, the journal has further developed this role by inaugurating an annual selection of Revue articles in English translation. The Revue Française de Sociologie covers all areas of the discipline and publishes a variety of texts, including theoretical and empirical studies, reviews of research questions and book reviews. Issues are regularly focused, wholly or partially, on a single subject or question.