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Recommended Journals

Recommended Journals

This list was conceived in response to questions at a Professional Skills panel about how to select journals for publication. Students were interested to know which journals are the most recognized in their fields, and how to choose among journals that have a more general audience and those that are more specialized.

The Professional Skills committee asked faculty members in each interest group to name the most important journals in their field.  The resulting lists are not ranked nor are they exhaustive, but we hope they will serve as a guide to help you identify possible publication venues.  They can provide a starting point for your own research into the field as you decide where to submit your work.


PMLA: Papers of the Modern Language Association of America

ELH: English Literary History


MLQ: Modern Language Quarterly: A Journal of Literary History

Modern Philology

College Literature

Critical Inquiry


Renaissance Quarterly

JEGP, A Medieval Studies Journal

Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies


Chaucer Review

Studies in Philology

Philological Quarterly

Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Studies in the Age of Chaucer

New Medieval Literatures

18th Century Studies

Eighteenth Century Studies

The Age of Johnson

Eighteenth Century Fiction

Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture

The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation



Eighteenth-Century Life

Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies (formerly British Journal…)

19th Century Studies

Nineteenth-Century Literature

Novel: A Forum on Fiction

Review of English Studies

Studies in Romanticism

Victorian Studies

Modern and Contemporary Literature

Modern Fiction Studies

Journal of Modern Literature

Twentieth Century Literature


American Literature

American Literature

American Literary History

American Quarterly

Early American Literature

Arizona Quarterly

ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance

American Transcendental Quarterly

American Literary Realism

Studies in American Fiction


Bibliography and Textual Studies

The Library: The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society

Studies in Bibliography

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America

Book History

STS Journal: Textual Cultures (and its predecessor "Text")

Publishing History

Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature

Comparative Literary Studies

Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature


Critical Inquiry


Theatre Journal**

Shakespeare Quarterly**

Ethnic and Third World

Callaloo: Journal of African American Literary Studies

SAIL: Studies in American Indian Literatures

Postcolonial Studies

Race & Class

Public Culture

Research in African Literatures

Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies

Eire / Ireland: A Journal of Irish Studies

American Indian Quarterly

Law, Literature, and Culture

Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities

Law and Literature

Law Culture and the Humanities



Rhetorical Studies

Rhetoric Society Quarterly

Rhetoric and Public Affairs


Philosophy and Rhetoric

Quarterly Journal of Speech

Technical Communication

Journal of Business and Technical Communication

Technical Communication Quarterly

Technical Communication

Computers and Composition

Journal of Technical Writing and Communication

Writing Studies

College English

College Composition and Communication

Written Communication

Research in the Teaching of English

JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory

Women and Gender Studies


Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

Feminist Studies


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