About the Journal

Lyon 1518
From Ovid. Metamorphoseos: Lyon 1518. New York: Garland Publishing, 1976.
Reprinted with permission of Garland Publishing.



Journal of Iberian and Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies 


Co-Editors (founding):

Jorge Marcone

Thomas M. Stephens


Editorial Advisory Committee

Dámaris Otero-Torres

Margaret H. Persin

Lourdes Vázquez


Edited in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in cooperation with the Scholarly Communication Center. Published and archived in the Scholarly Communication Center of the Rutgers University Libraries. Supported by the faculty and staff of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

Arachne@Rutgers: Journal of Iberian and Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies at: https://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/projects/arachne/index.html is an electronic journal (ISSN: 1098-6936) published biannually at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Its conceptualization lies in the basic tenet that traditional publication has been limited by the dual constraints of time and print on paper. This journal will offer a multidimensional, multimedia platform from which to promulgate current literary and cultural research relating to the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America.

This e-journal encourages scholars to prepare materials that maximize the usefulness of the Internet, which allows the use of features not normally accessible in traditional publications. Authors will be able to utilize video clips, music, URL websites/hyperlinks, and in-motion graphics, as well as traditional text, citations and sidebars (in a pop-up format for ease of access), and bibliographic references. In this way, the journal will allow readers to work not in a lock-step environment, but rather in the non-linear manner that has become the hallmark of the Internet.

Each number will have a theme whose very nature will be interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary. The publication schedule will revolve around a calendar proposed by the Co-Editors. The first number of each calendar year will see the publication of articles from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese's annual Distinguished Lecturer Series, whose invited speaker-scholars of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies give presentations reflecting a given theme. The second number will be monographic; that is, the Co-Editors will invite a distinguished scholar to serve as guest editor for an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary issue. This guest editor will then select the articles in order to prepare them for publication. The Co-Editors will assist the guest editor in appropriate formatting, but the guest editor will otherwise be responsible for all other editorial work.

The following list outlines some of the policies to which Arachne@Rutgers adheres.

1. All articles must:

a. Be written in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Catalan.

b. Be sent in an easily readable electronic form, usually Word or WordPerfect for Windows (best saved as .rtf).

c. Follow a standard citation and bibliographic format (MLA style preferred).

2. Articles published in Arachne@ Rutgers are protected by copyright retained by the authors. If a paper published in Arachne@Rutgers is re-issued, with permission of the author, the work will be identified in the subsequent publication as having first been published in Arachne@Rutgers. Downloads of specific portions of articles are permitted for research and personal use, but not for commercial use or resale. Authors and guest editors are solely responsible for acquiring permission to use all copyrighted and other legally protected materials.

3. For questions of content, contact the Co-editors:

Jorge Marcone (jmarcone@spanport.rutgers.edu)

Thomas M. Stephens (tstephens@spanport.rutgers.edu)