Romani Studies

ROMANI STUDIES (continuing Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society)

Romani Studies is an international, interdisciplinary journal publishing modern scholarship in all branches of Romani/Gypsy studies.

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,


Managing Editor

Julieta Rotaru, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris

Book Review Editor

Małgorzata Kołaczek, Jagiellonian University

Editorial Board

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

Past Editors

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


Since 2023 Romani Studies has been an Open Access journal. Society members also receive a quarterly newsletter and discounts on other society publications. Annual membership is $50. See Membership Information to join the society.

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For pricing and other information on institutional subscriptions, contact Liverpool University Press.


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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.

Table of Contents Alerts

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Each time an issue of Romani Studies is published, Liverpool University Press will send you an e-mail alert with links to the entire issue and to individual articles published in that issue.

Here’s how to sign up.

When you join the Gypsy Lore Society or renew your membership, you will receive a message from Liverpool University Press with instructions on how to set up an account on the Liverpool University Press website, if you do not have one already. 

Sign up with the primary e-mail address you have provided to the Gypsy Lore Society. The system will recognize that you are a Gypsy Lore Society member.

Once you have an account, go to the Romani Studies homepage,

Log into your account.

Once you have logged in,  click ‘sign up to Table of Contents alerts’ via the individual journal homepages, that is, Romani Studies.

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Full-Text Access

Digitized copies of the Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society, 1888-1999, are now available at 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.

Back Issues

Members of the Gypsy Lore Society may access the Romani Studies backfile (2000-2024). When you join the Gypsy Lore Society you will receive information on activating your Liverpool University Press account and an e-mail message, "Access to your content on Liverpool University Press." See also the information under "Table of Contents Alerts," above.

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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