We give you the scuttlebutt on academic journals—aiding you in selecting the right journal for publication—in reviews that are sometimes snarky, sometimes lengthy, always helpful. Written by Princeton University graduate students and Wendy Laura Belcher.
For those who are senior scholars with Ivy connections, as this is a closed journal that does not publish “unsolicited articles.”
Yale French Studies is the “oldest English-language journal in the United States devoted to French and Francophone literature and culture.” Dozens of articles from the 1970s and 1980s have been cited hundreds of times. However, more recently, articles are cited less. In the past ten years, only five articles have been cited in the double digits. Perhaps this is evidence that restricting submissions affects the vibrancy of a journal. It is interesting that is it only in the humanities, where scholars are most trying to prove their relevance, that we see closed journals like this. WLB