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Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric

ISSN: 0734-8584

eISSN: 1533-8541

Frequency: Quarterly

Published: February, May, August, November

THE RHETORICA PRIZE to be announced at the Biennial Congress. Click here for details.


The journal publishes articles, book reviews, and bibliographies which further the aims of the Society as stated in its Constitution (Article Two):

  • The purpose of this society is to promote the study of both the theory and the practice of rhetoric in all periods and languages and its relationships with poetics, philosophy, politics, religion, law, and other aspects of the cultural context.
  • Official languages of the Society are English, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish.


Manuscripts submitted to Rhetorica should not be under consideration elsewhere. Because the identity of authors is concealed from evaluators of manuscripts, each manuscript should be absent of author name or email address. The author’s identity should not otherwise be revealed in the manuscript. The title should be repeated on the first page of the text. The manuscript should be accompanied by a 100-word abstract.

Manuscripts, including text, quotations, and notes, must be double-spaced throughout. Notes should appear at the end of the manuscript. Quotations of more than 100 words should be set as separate paragraphs indented from the left margin. The complete editorial guidelines which must be followed are included in the detailed style sheet, which is available from the editor or which can be consulted on the ISHR-website: Rhetorica Style Sheet.

All manuscripts are to be uploaded through ScholarOne Manuscripts at: Please note that all authors whose papers are accepted for publication are required to sign an Author Agreement.

Books for review should be submitted to David Marshall, Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh, 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (email: or to the associate editor for the relevant language.

Download a copy of submission guidelines here


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