Traduzione e scrittura nel Medioevo europeo
     topic: philologies  
  • e-ISSN 2785-5708
  • Periodicity biannual
  • Permalink
  • Language it, fr, en
Aims & Scope

Modern languages and literary traditions developed in medieval and modern Europe in continuity with Latin and its written transmission. This is particularly evident in texts until at least the end of the fifteenth century. The relation of modern Europe with its Latin roots, combined with the study of the cultural relations established among the differing linguistic cultures of medieval Europe – Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Germanic, Slavonic – will help us understand this chapter of European cultural history, as will the study of written culture that enabled their transmission. We need to understand how this mise en écriture happened, what form did the texts materially take, how were the writing systems within Latin scripts revised in order to accomodate languages that had never been written before.

TranScript will provide a forum for discussion on the translation of cultures from orality to script, and across differing traditions, with particular reference to the centuries spanning the 11th to the 15th.We believe that a fruitful interaction between philology, textual criticism and paleography may provide a renewed approach and perhaps a new methodology, open also to anthropology and culture studies to help understand the foundations of modern Europe, its languages and its literary traditions. We also believe that the potential unleashed for research by digital humanities in terms of the number of texts available for interrogation and the possibility of study across media might also contribute significantly to the advancement of our studies.

TranScript will also publish special issues devoted to individual topics.

We accept contributions in all Romance languages, in English and in German.

General info

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    Antonio Montefusco, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

    Vice Editors
    Alvise Andreose, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italia    
    Eugenio Burgio, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Nadia Cannata, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italia    
    Chiara Concina, Università degli Studi di Verona, Italia    
    Elisa Guadagnini, Istituto di Linguistica computazionale «Antonio Zampolli» – CNR, Italia    
    Maddalena Signorini, Università degli Studi di Roma «Tor Vergata», Italia    

    Scientific Board
    Étienne Anheim, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, CRH/EHESS, France    
    Peter Burke, University of Cambridge, UK    
    Marina Buzzoni, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Valerio Cappozzo, University of Mississippi, USA    
    Mattia Cavagna, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgique    
    Alejandro Coroleu Lletget, ICREA-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, España    
    Marco Cursi, Università degli Studi di Napoli «Federico II», Italia    
    Claudio Galderisi, Université de Poitiers, Centre d’études supérieures de civilisation médiévale, CESCM, France    
    Francisco M. Gimeno Blay, Universitat de València, España    
    Ana Gómez Rabal, Institució Milà i Fontanals, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, España    
    Benoît Grévin, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS, France    
    Cristiano Lorenzi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Alessandra Petrina, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italia    
    Pavlína Rychterová, Institut für Mittelalterforschung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, IMAFO, Österreich    
    Xavier-Laurent Salvador, Université Paris 13, France    
    Margaret J.M. Sönmez, Middle Eastern Technical University, METU, Ankara, Turkey    
    Lorenzo Tomasin, Université de Lausanne, UNIL, Suisse    
    Giulio Vaccaro, Istituto di Storia dell’Europa mediterranea – CNR, Italia    
    Fabio Zinelli, École Pratique des Hautes Études, EPHE/PSL, France    
    Alessandro Zironi, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Italia    

    Editorial Board
    Sara Bischetti, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, Italia    
    Maria Conte, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Agnese Macchiarelli, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Irene Reginato, Université de Nantes, France    
    Samuela Simion, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Gaia Tomazzoli, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italia    

    Managing Editor
    Michela Rusi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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Peer review

Every article published by ECF was accepted for publication by no less than two qualified reviewers as a result of a process of anonymous reviewing (double-blind peer review).

The reviewers are independent of the authors and not affiliated with the same institution.

The Journal’s/Series’ Scientific Director guarantees the proper execution of the peer review process for every article published in the Journal/Series. The evaluation is conducted in accordance with the following criteria:
Revision policies for the different sections:

  • Complete volume/issue: subject to peer review
  • Monographs/essays/articles: subject to peer review
  • Introductions, prefaces: no peer review
  • Reviews: no peer review
  • Editorials: no peer review
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Editorial Guidelines
  • listEditorial Guidelines

    To be published all manuscripts must comply with the following guidelines. In case of blatant violation of the guidelines, the editor (ECF) can suspend at any time the manuscript’s publication.

    The instructions for the preparation of your manuscript, its abstract and its bibliography, are an integral part of the requirements for the manuscript submission. They are downloadable from the menu ‘Publish with us’ at the item ‘Editorial Guidelines’.

    • Manuscript Preparation
    • Document Basic Structure
    • Document Composition
    • Source Citation System
    • General Bibliography

    To find out more, please contact Edizioni Ca’ Foscari’s editorial staff at

  • call_to_actionCall for papers

    TranScript is an international, peer reviewed journal, publishing high-quality, original research. If you wish to submit a paper for publication, please send your abstract (maximum 1500 incl. spaces) with a summary bibliography by September 15th 2021. Accepted contributions (no word limit) should be sent to, or submitted online by October 15th 2021. Please refer to Edizioni Ca’ Foscari style guidelines:

    TranScript publishes contributions in all Romance languages, English and German.

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    Ethical Code of TranScript

    TranScript is a peer-reviewed scientific journal whose policy is inspired by the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Ethical Code. See the Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

    Publisher responsibilities  

    The Publisher must provide the Journal with adequate resources and the guidance of experts, in order to carry out its role in the most professional way, aiming at the highest quality standard.

    The Publisher must have a written agreement that defines the relationship with the owner of the Journal and/or the Editor-in-Chief. The agreement must comply with the Code of Behavior for Publishers of Scientific Journals, as established by COPE.

    The relationship among the Editor-in-Chief, the Editorial Board and the Publisher is based on the principle of publishing independence. 

    Editors responsibilities 

    The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board of TranScript alone are responsible for the decision to publish the articles submitted.

    Submitted articles, after having been checked for plagiarism by means of the anti-plagiarism software Compilatio that is used by the University and is made available to us, will be sent to at least two reviewers. Final acceptance presumes the implementation of possible amendments, as required by the reviewers and under the supervision of the TranScript Editors.

    The TranScript Editors and Editorial Board must evaluate each submitted paper in compliance with the Journalʼs policy, i.e. exclusively on the basis of its scientific content, without discrimination of race, sex, gender, creed, ethnic origin, citizenship, or the scientific, academic and political position of the Authors. 

    If the TranScript Editors and Editorial Board notice (or receive notifications of) mistakes or inaccuracies, conflict of interest or plagiarism in a published article, they will immediately warn the Author and the Publisher and will undertake the necessary actions to resolve the issue. If necessary, they will withdraw the article or publish a recantation. 

    Authors responsibilities


    Authors must follow the Guidelines for Authors to be downloaded from the TranScript website. 

    No multiple submissions

    Authors must explicitly state that their work is original in all its parts and that the submitted paper has not been previously published, nor submitted to other journals, until the entire evaluation process is completed. Since no paper gets published without significant revision, earlier dissemination in conference proceedings or working papers does not preclude consideration for publication, but Authors are expected to fully disclose publication/dissemination of the material in other closely related publications, so that the overlap can be evaluated by the TranScript Editors. 


    Authorship must be correctly attributed; all those who have given a substantial contribution to the design, organisation and accomplishment of the research the article is based on, must be indicated as Co-Authors. The respective roles of each co-author should be described in a footnote. The statement that all authors have approved the final version should be included in the disclosure.

    Conflicts of interest and financing

    Authors, under their own responsibility, must avoid any conflict of interest affecting the results obtained or the interpretations suggested. The TranScript Editors will give serious and careful consideration to suggestions of cases in which, due to possible conflict of interest, an Author’s work should not be reviewed by a specific scholar. Authors should indicate any financing agency or the project the article stems from. 


    Authors must see to it that all works consulted be properly quoted. If works or words of others are used, they have to be properly paraphrased or duly quoted. Citations between “double quotes” (or «angled quotation marks» if the text is written in a language other than English) must reproduce the exact wording of the source; under their own responsibility, Authors should carefully refrain from disguising a restyling of the source’s wording, as though it was the original formulation. 

    Ethical Committee

    Whenever required, the research protocols must be authorised in advance by the Ethical Committee of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. 


    When Authors find a mistake or an inaccuracy in their own article, they must immediately warn the TranScript Editors, providing all the information needed to make the due adjustments. 

    Reviewers responsibilities


    By means of the peer-review procedure, reviewers assist the TranScript Editors and Editorial Board in taking decisions on the articles submitted. They are expected to offer the Authors suggestions as to possible adjustments aimed at improving their contribution submission. 

    Timing and conflicts of interest

    If a reviewer does not feel up to the task of doing a given review, or if she/he is unable to read the work within the agreed schedule, she/he should notify the TranScript Editors. Reviewers must not accept articles for which there is a conflict of interest due to previous contributions or to a competition with a disclosed author (or with an author they believe to have identified). 


    The content of the reviewed work must be considered confidential and must not be used without explicit authorisation by the author, who is to be contacted via the editor-in-chief. Any confidential information obtained during the peer review process should not be used for other purposes.

    Collaborative attitude

    Reviewers should see themselves not as adversaries but as advocates for the field. Any comment must be done in a collaborative way and from an objective point of view. Reviewers should clearly motivate their comments and keep in mind the Golden Rule of Reviewing: “Review for others as you would have others review for you”. 


    Reviewers should report any similarity or overlapping of the work under analysis with other works known to them.