Modern Language Review
A journal publishing 4 issues per year
Modern Language Review is the flagship journal of the Association, and is available to all individual members as part of their subscription. MLR is one of the oldest journals in its field, maintaining an unbroken publication record since its foundation in 1905, and publishing more than 3,000 articles and 20,000 book reviews. The General Editor is Derek Connon.
Each volume consists of four issues, published in January, April, July, and October of each year. Its 1000+ annual pages are divided roughly equally between articles, predominantly on medieval and modern literature in the languages of Europe, and over 500 reviews of books in these areas. All contributions are in English. Articles are chosen not only for their scholarly worth and originality but also, as far as possible, for their potential interest to a wider readership in other disciplines. No correspondence is published, nor are advertisements carried.
Contributions on English subjects submitted to Modern Language Review or the Yearbook of English Studies (other than those for special numbers of the Yearbook) will be considered for both publications interchangeably.
Articles and books for review should be sent to the Editor concerned:
Books for review. Each issue of Modern Language Review carries a substantial reviews section. Publishers wishing to submit books for review should send them to the relevant editor (see the table of addresses above).
Sample. Originally published in Modern Language Review 97.4 (2002), Peter Davies's article Eine Sprechmaschine bin ich (click on the title to read the PDF) considers the German Communist poet Johannes R. Becher's version of Majakovskij's epic poem 150 000 000.
Editorial. The Assistant Editor, Dr John Waś, manages the production of MLR.
History. MLR began in October 1905 under the General Editorship of John G. Robertson, and was initially published by Cambridge University Press. The MHRA, founded in the final months of the First World War, took on the journal's editing from volume 17 (1922) and became the publisher of record from volume 60 (1965). For a fuller account, see Malcolm Cook's introduction to the centenary supplement One Hundred Years of MLR.
Institutional subscriptions. Our institutional journal subscriptions for 2018 are being handled by Turpin Distribution. (Note that this is a change from 2017, which was handled by the Current Scholarship Program of JSTOR.) Please use the above link for details of regions and pricing in USD, UKP or EUR.
It continues to be possible for libraries to subscribe to five of our journals (AS, MLR, PS, SEER and YES) as a package: see this link.
Individual subscriptions. Individual subscriptions are available only to members of the Association, and are priced at $50.00; members may alternatively subscribe to MHRA's entire JSTOR Current Scholarship library, including MLR, for $55. (Membership is easy to arrange by following this link and the annual fee is only £12.50/$20.) Students registered for a higher degree can obtain entirely free electronic access for up to three years by becoming Postgraduate Associates (free of charge).
Copyright forms. If your article or review is accepted by this journal, then you will be asked to sign this copyright form (follow the link to read it in PDF form). The reasons we ask you to assign copyright to MHRA are as follows:
Open access. MHRA supports Open Access under the Green Route, with an embargo of 12 months. Under this model, if your Contribution is accepted for publication you may make a ‘closed’ deposit of your accepted manuscript in your academic institution’s digital repository upon acceptance. Full open access to the accepted manuscript is then permitted 12 months after publication.
Licensing content. All requests for permission to reproduce material first published in MHRA books and journals beyond the scope of fair use/fair dealing and the provisions of relevant collective licensing agreements should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please give specific details of the proposed new publication and the permission you require, including: media (print/electronic); print run; selling price; market; language.