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About TCLA

About TCLA


TCLA (digital version ISSN 2297-1874, printed version ISSN 2504-2238) originally operated (before Brexit) as a collaborative Swiss-British academic journal. Its initial publication took place in London, encompassing both electronic and hardcopy formats through RECEPTIO Academic Press Ltd. Since 2019, TCLA has exclusively embraced Open Access as its distribution model. As of August 2023, the journal is under the auspices of the Parisian Bibliothèque de l'Oprom (


TCLA is dedicated to the exploration of theoretical and empirical scientific research within the realm of humanities. We extend an open invitation to researchers interested in sharing their scientific achievements to contribute to our publication.

Since Christmas 2022, the Research Centre for European Philological Tradition (RECEPTIO) has faced a malicious and aggressive social media campaign. This campaign originated from the center's founder's revelation regarding a profit-driven network of individuals involved in the trade of medieval manuscripts. As a result of these disclosures, the publishing house experienced a series of cyberattacks and physical assaults spanning seven months. Consequently, it became necessary to change the center's web presence and physical location.

The Research Centre for European Philological Tradition has been actively involved in the digital reconstruction of fragmented manuscripts, with a particular focus on Books of Hours. The majority of our publications in 2022 and 2023 have revolved around these significant efforts. The publishing house has since been dissolved and has been taken over by the French Organization for the Protection of Medieval Manuscripts (OProM). OProM, too, has faced threats and has taken measures to report its primary aggressors. Publications, including the TCLA Journal, are now managed and published by the Bibliothèque de l'OProM.


Our Journal’s title has been chosen to recall, a little nostalgically, Teoria e Critica / Theory and Criticism, an academic journal co-founded by Luciano Rossi in 1972. 

TCLA is present in the following repertoires: JDBWorldCat, ROAD1, ROAD2

and Plato, List of Platinum OA Journals of Switzerland

The journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.  

The reviewers are independent of the authors, i.e. not affiliated with the same institution.


Scientific Committee 2023

Roberto Antonelli, Sapienza Università di Roma, Presidente Accademia dei Lincei

Romeo BufaloUniversità della Calabria

Mercedes Brea, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Furio Brugnolo, Università di Padova

Alfonso D'Agostino, Università degli Studi di Milano

Anna Pia Filotico, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3

Philippe Guérin, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3

Lucia Lazzerini, Università degli Studi di Firenze

Leena Löfstedt (Emerita, University of California at Los Angeles)

​Pilar Lorenzo Gradín, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Raffaele Pinto, Universitat de Barcelona
Antoni Rossell, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Lucinia Speciale, Università del Salento 

Beatrice Stasi, Università del Salento

Agostino Ziino, Università di Roma, Torvergata

As 2024 commemorates the centenary of the birth of esteemed philologist Giuseppe Tavani, who published his final book in collaboration with our institution, our scientific committee has made the decision to establish an honorary award in his name.

Videos of the official presentation of our journal at the Accademia Urbana della Arti in Rome

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Editorial Standards


TCLA aims to foster a vast academic interest in Literature and Arts, and publishes a wide range of researches on Literature studies, Art theory, Culture and History of Arts and latest findings and achievements from experts and scholars all over the world. Each issue contains special subsections around specific subject areas. The aim of the thematic sections is to provide a viewpoint on a given issue and suggest new approaches or avenues of research. The preparation of a thematic section is entrusted to two members of the editorial staff, who jointly formulate the angle of approach to the theme. Except for the inaugural issue, there are 2 to 10 articles per section. Calls for contributions will be also published on the Journal's website and in newsletters sent through internet. Send a title, 300-word abstract, and a short bio to

NOTA BENE: TCLA uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.  To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity.  

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