About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Founded in 1996, Interlitteraria is the annual peer-reviewed journal of the Chair of Comparative Literature of Tartu University and the Estonian Association of Comparative Literature. Interlitteraria publishes original articles in English, French, German and Spanish, in the field of comparative literature. Preference is given to papers that focus on intercultural contexts of literary phenomena. Interlitteraria also publishes translations into the above-mentioned languages of articles which have earlier appeared in other (less widely-known) languages.

The maximum length of an article is 6000 words. Interlitteraria's issues are both monographic (e. g. gathering articles based on the papers of the EACL international conferences) and free topic (enabling the journal to develop a variety of themes). Annually, a volume in two fascicles is published. The annual deadline for manuscript submission is January 31.

The journal does not charge APCs or submission charges.


Revue annuelle à comité de lecture fondée en 1996, Interlitteraria est publiée par la chaire de Littérature comparée de l'université de Tartu et l'Association estonienne de littérature comparée. Interlitteraria publie des articles originaux en anglais, en allemand, en français et en espagnol, touchant principalement le domaine de la littérature comparée. On attend de préférence des recherches sur les contextes interculturels des phénomènes littéraires. Interlitteraria publie aussi des traductions dans une des quatre langues mentionnées ci-dessus d'articles déjà parus dans d'autres langues moins répandues.

La longueur d'un article ne doit pas excéder 6000 mots. Interlitteraria publie des volumes monographiques (actes des colloques internationaux de l'Association estonienne de littérature comparée) et d'autres regroupant des articles sur des thèmes libres. Un volume annuel se compose de deux fascicules. La date limite de remise des manuscrits est le 31 janvier pour une publication dans l'année.


Interlitteraria wurde im Jahr 1996 als international begutachtete Zeitschrift am Lehrstuhls für vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft der Universität Tartu und der Assoziation der Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft in Estland gegründet. Interlitteraria veröffentlicht englische, französische, deutsche und spanische Originalartikel, vornehmlich aus dem Bereich der vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft. Bevorzugt werden Abhandlungen, die sich den interkulturellen Kontexten literarischer Erscheinungen widmen. Außerdem publiziert Interlitteraria auch Übersetzungen bereits in weniger verbreiteten Sprachen veröffentlichter Artikel.

Das Manuskript in einer der oben genannten Sprachen sollte 6000 Wörter nicht überschreiten. Interlitteraria erscheint abwechselnd als Themenheft (etwa basierend auf den internationalen Konferenzen der Assoziation der Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft in Estland) und als thematisch freie Nummer (wobei eine Vielzahl unterschiedlicher Themen möglich ist). Jährlich erscheint ein Band mit zwei Heften. Abgabefrist für die Artikel ist der 31. Januar jeden Jahres.


Fundada en 1996, Interlitteraria es la revista anual con arbitraje de expertos promovida por la Cátedra de Literatura Comparada de la Universidad de Tartu y la Asociación Estonia de Literatura Comparada. Interlitteraria publica artículos originales en inglés, francés, alemán y español relativos al campo de la literatura comparada. Tienen preferencia los estudios sobre los contextos interculturales del fenómeno literario. Interlitteraria ofrece asimismo traducciones a las cuatro lenguas mencionadas de artículos aparecidos anteriormente en idiomas de menor divulgación.

La extensión máxima se fija en 6.000 palabras. Los números de Interlitteraria pueden ser monográficos (p.e. compilaciones de artículos basados en las ponencias presentadas a los congresos de la AELC) o de temática abierta (lo cual permite el desarrollo de contenidos variados). Cada año aparece un número en dos volúmenes. La fecha límite para el envío de originales es el 31 de enero.

Peer Review Process

All submissions are peer reviewed (double blind peer review).

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 and Publication Malpractice Statement

The journal adheres to the following publication ethics and malpractice statement issued by the University of Tartu Press. 


1. Publication and authorship

- All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process by at least two international reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper.

- The factors that are taken into account in review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability and language.

- The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.

- If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.

- Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.

- No copyright infringement, plagiarism or presentation of fraudulent data is alllowed.

- No same research can be published in more than one journal

- All papers include a list of references and, if applicable, a list of financial supporters.


2. Authors' responsibilities

- Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.

- Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.

- Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.

- Authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process.

- Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.

- All authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.

- Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.

- Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.

- Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.


3. Reviewers' responsibilities

- Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.

- Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author.

- Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

- Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the author.

- Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

- Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.


4. Editors' responsibilities

- Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.

- Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.

- Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.

- Editors should have a clear picture of a research's funding sources.

- Editors should base their decisions solely one the papers' importance, originality, clarity and relevance to publication's scope.

- Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason.

- Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.

- Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.

- Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.

- Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.

- Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions, they should have proof of misconduct.

- Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.