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

Journals Needing a Post on This Site

  • 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)
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