Reviews of Peer-Reviewed Journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences

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.

Journals Reviewed

The following 90+ journals (in alphabetical order) are reviewed on this blog (based on the advice in Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success):

  1. Advances in Group Processes
  2. African American Review
  3. American Anthropologist (stub)
  4. American Ethnologist
  5. American Journal of Philology
  6. American Journal of Sociology
  7. American Political Science Review
  8. American Quarterly
  9. American Sociological Review
  10. Applied Linguistics
  11. Anthropological Theory (stub)
  12. Anthropology Quarterly
  13. Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory
  14. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care
  15. Black Scholar, The
  16. boundary 2: an international journal of literature and culture
  17. Callaloo
  18. Camera Obscura
  19. Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture
  20. Comparative Literature
  21. Comparative Literature Studies
  22. Critical Inquiry
  23. Cultural Anthropology
  24. Cultural Critique (stub)
  25. diacritics: a review of contemporary criticism
  26. Dickens Studies Annual (stub)
  27. differences: a journal of feminist studies (stub)
  28. Disability Studies Quarterly (stub)
  29. Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race
  30. Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
  31. Eighteenth-Century Fiction
  32. Eighteenth-Century Life
  33. Eighteenth-Century Studies (stub)
  34. ELH (English Literary History) (stub)
  35. Essays in Romanticism
  36. Essays in French Literature and Culture
  37. Ethnicities (stub)
  38. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal
  39. French Forum
  40. French Review
  41. French Studies
  42. Gender and Society
  43. Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal (stub)
  44. GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies
  45. Holocaust and Genocide Studies (stub)
  46. Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History
  47. Identities (stub)
  48. International Journal of Science Education (A)
  49. ITYOPIS Northeast African Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (NEAJ) (stub)
  50. Journal of African American History
  51. Journal of Africana Religions
  52. Journal of American History
  53. Journal of Black Studies
  54. Journal of Japanese Studies
  55. Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies (stub)
  56. Journal of Marriage and Family
  57. Journal of Modern Literature
  58. Journal of Moral Theology
  59. Online Social Networks and Media
  60. Journal of Politics
  61. Journal of Postcolonial Writing
  62. Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
  63. Journal of the American Academy of Religion (JAAR)
  64. Journal of the American Musicological Society
  65. Journal of the Society for American Music
  66. Journal of Women’s History
  67. Linguistic Typology
  68. Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief
  69. MELUS (Multi-ethnic Literature of the United States)
  70. Mindfulness
  71. MLN (Modern Language Studies)
  72. Modern Philology
  73. Modernism/modernity
  74. Modernist Cultures
  75. Music and Letters
  76. Music Theory Spectrum
  77. Narrative
  78. Nineteenth Century Literature (stub)
  79. Nineteenth-Century French Studies
  80. Oxford Literary Review (stub)
  81. Philosophy and Literature
  82. PMLA (Publication of the Modern Language Association)
  83. Political & Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR) (stub)
  84. Politics and Gender (stub)
  85. Politics, Groups, and Identities
  86. Public Culture
  87. Psychological Bulletin
  88. Race and Class
  89. Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation
  90. Representations
  91. Romance Notes
  92. SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900
  93. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  94. Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism
  95. Social Forces
  96. Social Studies of Science
  97. Social Text
  98. Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society
  99. SubStance
  100. Theology and Sexuality
  101. Transforming Anthropology
  102. Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature (stub)
  103. Victorian Literature and Culture (stub)
  104. Victorian Review (stub)
  105. Victorian Studies (stub)
  106. Victorians Institute Journal
  107. Western History Quarterly
  108. Women in French Studies
  109. Yale French Studies

Journals Needing a Post on This Site as of September 2022

  • New Literary History (#1 journal in literature according to Google Metrics in 2019)
  • Modern Language Quarterly (#8 journal in literature according to Google Metrics in 2019)
  • Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction (#9 journal in literature according to Google Metrics in 2019)
  • Modern Fiction Studies  (MFS) (#10 journal in literature according to Google Metrics in 2019)
  • Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature (#11 journal in literature according to Google Metrics in 2019)
  • Contemporary Literature (#15 journal in literature according to Google Metrics in 2019)
  • CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture (#17 journal in literature according to Google Metrics in 2019)
  • Children’s Literature Association Quarterly (#18 journal in literature according to Google Metrics in 2019)
  • Marvels & Tales (#20 journal in literature according to Google Metrics in 2019)