About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Status Quaestionis is a Journal of the Department of European, American, and Intercultural Studies. The Department, a leading teaching and research institution which represents a broad range of Linguistic and Literary disciplines, is a space of interdisciplinary and intercultural exchange.  

The mission of SQ is to stimulate and enhance this exchange. A biannual journal that includes a Literature and a Linguistics issue – both of which are monographic – SQ is especially interested in intercultural and interlinguistic phenomena, and in questions of methodology. We believe that fields can advance only through a sustained conversation with other fields.    

Literature issues welcome contributions based on comparative approaches or emergent theoretical models. We regard “theory” as a dialogical field, unconstrained by national or disciplinary borders. We value approaches as diverse as thematic criticism and post-classical narratology, as well as the application of established models and methods to unexplored fields. We are interested, in particular, in the relation between culture and narrative or poetic forms, in the anthropological underpinnings of the literary imagination, in the reception of antiquity in modern cultures, in the debate on world literature, and in literature and myth, both historically and theoretically.    

Linguistic issues welcome contributions on language and translation. We are especially interested in pragmatics, stylistics, history of language, dialectology, literary and audiovisual translation, translation studies, as well as studies from other areas such as intersemiotic and adaptation studies, film and television studies, in their intersections with linguistic topics. Our thematic issues will have a strong lingua-cultural approach and will primarily work in applied linguistics.


Peer Review Policy

All submissions are double- blind peer reviewed.


Publication frequency

Status Quaestionis is a biannual journal. The articles in each issue consist of an abstract and the main text in PDF.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content, on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Publication Ethics

Status Quaestionis is a scientific peer-reviewed journal, upholding the ethical standards set forth in COPE: Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

All contributing parties – authors, editors and referees – must be aware of and abide by the following principles.


Publication decision

1) Evaluation process

The final decision concerning the acceptance or rejection of each article or monographic issue is taken by the Editor in Chief and the Editorial Board, based on the observations provided by two external peer reviewers. If the referees are not in agreement, a further reviewer will be consulted.


2) Fair play

The articles submitted for publication are evaluated exclusively on the basis of their content, without discrimination of any kind.


3) Privacy

The Editor in Chief, the Editorial Board and the Editorial Staff undertake not to disclose any information about submitted articles.


4) Disclosure and conflict of interests

The Editor in Chief and the Editorial Board undertake not to use for their own research any material of a submitted article without prior consent from the author.