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Submitted manuscripts will first be quality controlled by the Parallèles team. If the manuscript fails to meet the journal's basic quality standards, it will be desk rejected. If found suitable for further consideration, it will enter the peer review process. Delay from submission to publication decision is 3 months, from acceptance to publication 9 to 15 months. All peer review is double blind and submission is online via OJS. For further information, please see Checklists.

Submissions will be accepted between August 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021.

Publication date: October 2021.



Parallèles publishes one thematic issue per year, in the spring. Proposals for thematic issues are examined once a year. They should be submitted by the cut-off date of October 1, two and a half years prior to the expected publication date. The Editorial Board will communicate its decision by December 1. Proposals should be submitted via our online form, in either English or French.

Thematic issues must follow the general editorial policy of the journal (see Checklist for authors) and comprise three sections: (1) an introduction / state of the art by the guest editors, (2) articles, (3) book reviews. All contributions in the Articles section must be peer reviewed. Works discussed in the Book Reviews Section should be related to the subject of the thematic issue.

The first available slot for a thematic issue is in Volume 35:1 (2023). Deadline for proposals is October 1, 2020.

Call for special issue proposals 35:1 (2023)

Thematic issues currently under preparation:

  • Issue 32:1 (2020): Katrien Lievois & Catherine Gravet: La littérature belge francophone en traduction.
  • Issue 33:1 (2021): Michael Schreiber & Cornelia Griebel: Legal language and legal translation: Past and present.
  • Issue 34:1 (2022): Adriana Şerban & Rim Hassen: Women translators of religious texts.

For previously published thematic issues see All Issues.