Focus and Scope
Modern Languages Open (MLO) is a platform for the open access dissemination of peer-reviewed scholarship from across the modern languages to a global audience.
Current sections are: Comparative Literature; Digital Modern Languages; Film; French & Francophone; German Studies; Hispanic Studies; Italian; Linguistics; Portuguese & Lusophone; and Russian & Eastern European Languages.
Publishing under the imprimatur of a leading university press, MLO marries the editorial expertise and marketing capabilities of a publisher that has been active in the field for many decades with current digital technologies designed to facilitate open access to content under a CC-BY licence.
MLO has continuous publication.
Open Access Policy
MLO articles are published Open Access (Gold) with a CC-BY licence. Authors will be asked to pay an article processing charge (APC) after acceptance of their article. The publication fee for this is £500/$750.
Alternatively, institutions are able to become members of MLO for £2000/$3000. An MLO membership entitles scholars in a member institution to publish five articles (equivalent to a saving of £500/$750) without time limit, provided those articles pass rigorous peer review. VAT will be added where applicable.
Please contact Emma Burridge (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
Early Career Researchers (ECR)*
MLO is partly supported by the Liverpool University Press Open Access Author Fund. This is used to support open access publication by early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences. Click here for more information.
As part of this Fund, there are a small number of waivers available each year to cover publication fees for ECR authors. If you wish to apply for one of these waivers, please state this on the submission of your article and contact the relevant Section Editor to indicate your interest in an ECR waiver.
- Please note 1) submitting an application does not guarantee a waiver will be granted, 2) the waiver would be applied on the basis of ECR status at the point of submission.
*Early Career Researchers are defined as being within 8 years of the award of their PhD or 6 years of their first academic appointment.
MLO is partly supported by the Liverpool University Press Authors Fund. This is used to support open access publication by early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences. LUP authors may donate all or part of their royalties to the Fund. The Press matches all contributions. Click here for more information.
MLO welcomes the proposal and publication of Special Collections of articles around the same theme or topic within its subject areas.