Since 1908, this scholarly peer-reviewed journal of the Quaracchi Editors has been a major reference tool for scholars interested in Franciscan history.
It contains articles written in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish with priority given to the presentation/edition of previously unpublished sources.
Articles are normally published in one of the two following sections: Discussiones et documenta, for larger articles of more general interest, and Miscellanea, for shorter contributions of eventually more regional or local interest. Roughly each second year, at least one issue may contain a thematic dossier for which the Editorial Board determines the topic and invites potential contributors.
Each issue is completed by the sections Summaria (abstracts), Recensiones, Notae bibliographicae and Libri ad nos missi. In addition, the second issue of each volume contains an analytical index as well as a list of addresses of all contributors.