Research activities

We host two major journals in Hispanic and Latin American studies. We are also home to Francofil, the international French studies discussion list, and the Liverpool Online Series: Critical Editions of French Texts.

Colleagues in French, German and Hispanic studies are editors of Modern Languages Open, the new open-access platform run by Liverpool University Press. French also provides the general editor for LUP’s extensive French and Francophone Studies book series.

Modern Languages Open

Modern Languages Open (MLO) is a peer-reviewed platform for the open-access publication of research from across the modern languages to a global audience.

Bulletin of Hispanic Studies

The Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (BHS) is the foremost journal published in Britain devoted to the languages, literatures and civilisations of Spain, Portugal and Latin America. It is recognised across the world as one of the front-ranking journals in the field of Hispanic scholarship.

Bulletin of Latin American Research

The Bulletin of Latin American Research (BLAR) publishes original research of current interest on Latin America, the Caribbean, inter-American relations and the Latin American Diaspora from all academic disciplines within the Social Sciences and Humanities.

French and Francophone Studies

French and Francophone Studies, published by Liverpool University Press, aims to provide a forum for new research on modern and contemporary French and francophone cultures and writing.


Francofil is the major French Studies discussion list in the Anglophone world (in French and English). It provides a collective discussion and information space for scholars and teachers working in all areas of French and Francophone studies.

Liverpool Online Series: Critical Editions of French Texts

The aim of the Liverpool Online Series is to establish a resource-bank of critical editions and/or translations of French texts. 

Research in Esperanto  

The University of Liverpool has been a centre for Esperanto since the movement began. Find out more about our Esperanto research activities.