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Translation Studies basic bibliography

Key references in Translation Studies


  • Baker, Mona and Gabriela Saldanha (eds) (²2009). Routledge encyclopedia of translation studies. London/New York: Routledge.

  • Gambier, Yves and Luc van Doorslaer (eds) (2010-2011-2012-2013). Handbook of translation studies. 4 vols. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Online at

  • Guidère, Mathieu (2010). Introduction à la traductologie. Penser la traduction: hier, aujourd’hui, demain. 2e édition. Bruxelles: De Bouck.

  • Hermans, Theo (1999). Translation in systems. Descriptive and system-oriented approaches explained. Manchester: St Jerome.

  • Munday, Jeremy (2008). Introducing translation studies. Theories and applications. Second edition. London/New York: Routledge.

  • Pym, Anthony (2010). Exploring translation theories. London/New York: Routledge.

  • Toury, Gideon (1995). Descriptive translation studies and beyond. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

  • Venuti, Lawrence (ed.) (2004). The translation studies reader. London/New York: Routledge.

  • Williams, Jenny and Andrew Chesterman (2002). The map: a beginner’s guide to doing research in translation studies. Manchester: St Jerome.



Leading journals in the field



  • Meta : journal des traducteurs / Meta: translators’ journal (Presses de l’Université de Montréal)

  • Target (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins)

  • The translator (Manchester: St Jerome)

  • Translation studies (London: Routledge)



Bibliographical resources



  • Translation studies abstracts online (Manchester: St Jerome)

  • Translation studies bibliography (Amsterdam: John Benjamins)