About the Journal

The journal SPONDE, founded by the faculty members of the University of Zadar’s Department of Italian Studies, aims to publish research and professional papers covering a wide range of topics in the fields of linguistics, history and theory of literature, history, and culture in the broader sense and viewing the Adriatic region and its hinterlands through the lens of comparison, contact, relationship, hybridization – a perspective which has been an identifying mark of the Department for decades.

We welcome submissions relating to the languages, literatures, and cultures of the regions in the Adriatic basin and following the logic of “comparing”, in the manner of comparative literature, contact linguistics, translation studies, and cultural studies.

As regards methodology, the journal, as its name SPONDE suggests, also looks forward to encouraging the contact between different approaches and disciplines.

We accept submissions in Italian, Croatian, and English, accompanied by abstracts in both English and Italian. We might exceptionally consider papers in other languages.

Prior to publication, the papers are subject to double-blind peer review process. Submissions can fall in one of the following categories: original research paper, preliminary communication, review paper, and professional paper.

Book reviews do not undergo the peer review process; instead, the decision on publication rests with the journal’s editorial board.

Sponde is an open access journal, published on a semiannual basis. Submissions are open year-round.



University of Zadar

Mihovila Pavlinovića 1, 23000 Zadar, Hrvatska


Publishing Committee

Josip Faričić (Chair)


Address of the Editorial Board


Sveučilište u Zadru, Odjel za talijanistiku

Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV/2

23000 Zadar, Hrvatska

Tel. 023/200-721

E-mail: sponde@unizd.hr

e-ISSN: 2939-3647