Estudios Irlandeses is the scholarly journal of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies (AEDEI). Open accessed, it is published online once a year, around St Patrick’s Day, covering a broad scope of interdisciplinary approaches within the field of Irish studies. The journal also accepts cutting edge and innovative proposals for the publication of special issues by reputed scholars in the field of Irish studies, which would appear in the Autumn.

Estudios Irlandeses publishes essays, in either English or Spanish, which engage in a critical and original way with aspects of Irish literature, history, arts and the media. Each issue includes original articles, interviews, literary translations and a comprehensive review of Irish-themed books produced the year before both in Spain and around the world.

Estudios Irlandeses is independently funded; it does not receive financial aid from any official institution or government organization. With a vision to reach a wide international audience, its mission is to offer high-quality research and knowledge relevant for a specialist and non-specialist readership. Its publication policy is subject to a double-bind peer review process and guarantees a sound, unbiased and fair evaluation conducted by an expert.

Since its foundation in 2005, the recognition of the high standard of the journal has significantly increased. Awarded with the FECYT quality seal for excellence in scientific journals, recently renewed in 2023, it is indexed in the following directories and databases: Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index, MLA, DOAJ, Academic Search Premier, Directory of Open Access Journals, MIAR, ERIHPlus, Latindex and Dialnet.

Apart from essays the journal also features regular sections devoted to:

  • A round-up of all Irish-themed books produced in Spain during the previous year.
  • Selected reviews of Irish-themed books produced internationally during the previous year.
  • A comprehensive year in review of Irish cinema
  • A comprehensive year in review of Irish film and media studies publications


The Journal welcomes:

  • Interviews
  • Up-to-date information about Irish-related forthcoming academic events.