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 70+ 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):

African American Review

American Anthropologist

American Ethnologist

American Quarterly

Anthropological Theory

Anthropology Quarterly

Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory

The Black Scholar

boundary 2: an international journal of literature and culture


Camera Obscura

Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture

Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature Studies

Critical Inquiry

Cultural Anthropology

diacritics: a review of contemporary criticism

Dickens Studies Annual

differences: a journal of feminist studies

Disability Studies Quarterly

Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race

Eighteenth-Century Life

Eighteenth-Century Studies

The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation

ELH (English Literary History)

Essays in Romanticism


French Studies

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies

Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History


ITYOPIS Northeast African Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (NEAJ)

Journal of African American History

Journal of Africana Religions

Journal of the American Academy of Religion (JAAR)

Journal of Japanese Studies

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies

Journal of the American Academy of Religion (JAAR)

Journal of Postcolonial Writing

Journal of Women’s History

Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief

MELUS (Multi-ethnic Literature of the United States)

Modern Philology



Nineteenth-Century French Studies

Nineteenth Century Literature

Oxford Literary Review

Philosophy and Literature

PMLA (Publication of the Modern Language Association)

Political & Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR)

Public Culture

Race and Class

Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation


SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism

Social Text

Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society

Theology and Sexuality

Transforming Anthropology

Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature

Victorian Literature and Culture

Victorian Review

Victorian Studies

Victorians Institute Journal

Yale French Studies