Founded in 1888, the Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society was published in four series up to 1982. In 2000, the journal became Romani Studies. Under the sponsorship of the Gypsy Lore Society (formerly Gypsy Lore Society, North American Chapter), Romani Studies features articles on the cultures of groups traditionally known as Gypsies as well as Travelers and other peripatetic groups. These groups include, among others, those referring to themselves as Ludar, Rom, Roma, Romanichels, Sinti and Travelers. The journal publishes articles in history, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, art, literature, folklore and music, as well as reviews of books and audiovisual materials.
Petre Matei, “Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania,
Julieta Rotaru, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris
Book Review Editor
Małgorzata Kołaczek, Jagiellonian University
Colin Clark, University of the West of Scotland
Viktor Elšík, Charles University in Prague
Juan Gamella, University of Granada
Hristo Kyuchukov, University of Silesia
Elena Marushiakova, University of St Andrews
William New, Beloit College
Tatiana Zachar Podolinská, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Veselin Popov, University of St Andrews
Raluca Bianca Roman, University of St Andrews
Carol Silverman, University of Oregon
Daniel Škobla, Slovak Academy of Sciences
David Smith, Anglia Ruskin University
Sofiya Zahova, University of Iceland
Sheila Salo, 1990 - 1999
Yaron Matras, 1999 - 2017
Kimmo Granqvist, 2017 – 2019
Colin Clark and Daniel Škobla 2019 - 2020
Elena Marushiakova and Colin Clark 2020-2022
Romani Studies is published by Liverpool University Press on behalf of the Gypsy Lore Society.
Romani Studies appears twice a year.
Manuscripts and editorial correspondence should be sent to email@example.com.
Beginning in 2023 Romani Studies will be an Open Access journal, supported by Gypsy Lore Society membership fees.. Society members also receive a quarterly newsletter and discounts on other society publications. Annual membership is $50. See Membership Information to join the society.
For pricing and other information on institutional subscriptions, contact Liverpool University Press.
Tel: 0151 795 1080 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm UK time)
Also see http://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/loi/rost#info.
Romani Studies is abstracted or indexed in America: History and Life, Anthropological Index Online, Anthropological Literature, Historical Abstracts, IBZ/IBR, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, International Current Awareness Series, Linguistic Bibliography, Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, MLA Bibliography, RILM, Scopus, and Sociological Abstracts.
Current issues of Romani Studies are also indexed in electronic format by OCLC FirstSearch and by RLIN's Eureka. Periodicals Contents Index indexes the tables of contents of the journal, 1888-1990. These services may be consulted in libraries.
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Digitized copies of the Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society, 1888-1999, are now available at http://www.hathitrust.org. A catalog, or bibliographic, search, and an experimental full-text search both cover these issues of the Journal. The Journal issues are scanned from copies at the University of Michigan, Indiana University, University of California, and Princeton University.
HathiTrust is a digital repository for research libraries in the United States. Its partners currently number 25 university libraries.
To access the Journal, go to the HathiTrust web site. There is no need to log in. The Gypsy Lore Society has created a Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society collection within the HathiTrust Digital Library. You can search the collection independently of the rest of the repository. To use the collection, go to the HathiTrust home page and click on “collections” on the top menu. In “find a collection” enter “Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society.” Enter your search term in “search in this collection.” Select a result; the search term should appear in “search in this text.”
Full text digital files of the Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society, 1888-1995, are part of Collection 6 of Chadwyck-Healey/ProQuest’s Periodicals Archive Online. The database is due to be updated through 1999 in 2010. This service may be consulted in libraries.
Full text digital files of Romani Studies (continuing Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society) for 2000 to the current issue are available at libraries through EBSCO’s databases Academic Search Complete, Academic Search Premier, Academic Source Complete, Academic Source Premier, Advance Placement Source, EBSCO MegaFILE, and Humanities International Complete; as well as Swets ALPSP Learned Journals Collection and SwetsWise. ProQuest’s Arts and Humanities Full Text, Social Science Journals and 5000 International collections begin in 2004. Wilson’s Humanities Full Text, OmniFile Full Text Mega, OmniFile Full Text Select, and OmniFile V Full Text include Romani Studies beginning with 2008. EBSCO Electronic Journal Service and Project Muse Premium have Romani Studies beginning with 2009.
Paid-up members of the Gypsy Lore Society may consult full-text issues of Romani Studies from 2000 on at http://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/loi/rost. Contact Turpin Distribution, Liverpool@turpin-distribution.com, to get your username and password.
Back issues for series 5, volumes 1-15 of the Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society and Romani Studies (continuing Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society) are available from the Gypsy Lore Society at $8 per issue to Gypsy Lore Society members in US and Canada, $18 elsewhere; $15 to non-members in US and Canada, $25 elsewhere. Contact Treasurer, Gypsy Lore Society, 5607 Greenleaf Road, Cheverly MD 20785; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You may order by using the Membership Form.
Back issues for series 5, volume 16 on, are available from Turpin Distribution, Pegasus Drive, Stratton Business Park, Biggleswade, SG18 8TQ, UK. Email: Liverpool@turpin-distribution.com.
The first three series of the journal, 1888-1973, are available on microfilm through Thomson Gale Primary Source Microfilm, 12 Lunar Drive, Woodbridge, CT 06525, USA.
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