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Art History [Wiley] (Theory of Culture. Art - Historiography. Literary and Cultural Theory.)

Bulletin of Latin American Research [Wiley] (General Literature).

Conflict, Security and Development [Taylor and Francis] (...provides an analytical and empirically informed treatment of the linkages between issues of security and development in contemporary international relations. It places emphasis on the need to examine issues of security and development in their mutual interaction rather than as separate areas of academic enquiry and policy-making.

...bridges traditional development and security studies through its focus on cross-cutting policy agendas, and also establishes connections with related disciplines, including anthropology, political economy and regional studies. The journal fills this analytical gap with fresh, objective and intellectually provocative research and also offers a forum for the cross-fertilisation of ideas and for reasoned and rigorous debate between the academic and policy communities in the North and South.)

Contemporary French and Francophone Studies [Taylor and Francis] (...publishes the latest and best production of those involved in the field of 20 th and 21 st century French and Francophone studies, whether academics, novelists, poets, artists, filmmakers, photographers, or philosophers, to name only those. In the process, the journal aims to reflect the increasingly interdisciplinary direction taken by the field and by the humanities in general. published five times per year, with four issues dedicated to specific themes and a fifth issue, the “Open Issue,” accepting submissions on a full spectrum of issues. We encourage submissions from a wide range of contributors from across the disciplines, ranging from established academics and personalities to graduate students and non-academics. It publishes original research articles, essays, round tables, interviews, and occasional pieces of fiction and poetry.)

Critical Quarterly [WileyOnline] (Poetry. Literary criticism, cultural studies, poetry and fiction).

Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction [Taylor and Francis] (...Since its inception in the 1950s, Critique has consistently identified the most notable novelists of our time. Readers go to Critique for critical essays on new authors with emerging reputations. We now consider “contemporary” literature to be by any author who made their career in or after the 1950s. Our focus is on adult or literary fiction in the form of novels, short stories, hypertext, and graphic fiction, originally published in or available translated into English. While we do not publish essays about theory, we welcome theoretically informed approaches to contemporary fiction; the essays we publish draw on existing scholarship and emphasize the analysis of contemporary fiction.)

Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa [Taylor and Francis] ( published bi-annually by Routledge. Current Writing focuses on recent writing and re-publication of texts on southern African and (from a 'southern' perspective) commonwealth and/or postcolonial literature and literary-culture. Works of the past and near-past must be assessed and evaluated through the lens of current reception.

Submissions are double-anonymized peer-reviewed by at least two referees of international stature in the field. The journal is accredited with the South African Department of Higher Education and Training.)

Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift fur Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte [Springer] (the leading journal of German language and literary studies. Since its first publication in 1923, the DVjs has played a major role in shaping the development of the discipline. The four issues per year offer interdisciplinary articles from the fields of literary studies, philosophy and cultural history. They reflect the current tendencies of the subject and fulfil highest scholarly standards. The journal is committed to publish articles that go beyond the increasingly short-lived publication practice of our day. In justified cases, this includes the publication of longer articles. Thus, the DVjs remains true to its mission of providing a forum for professional exchange and the discussion of broader methodologies in literary and cultural studies, making it indispensable for students and teachers alike.)

English Studies [Taylor and Francis] (...For more than a century, English Studies has been one of the defining publications in the field of ‘English’. Unique in the range and quality of its coverage, it attracts contributions from leading scholars worldwide on the language, literature and culture of the English-speaking world from the Early Medieval period to the present day. The foremost position of English Studies in many of these areas is widely recognized by its international readership and its listing in the Clarivate Analytics Arts & Humanities Citation Index®
The six or seven articles in each regular issue of the journal are supplemented by five or six substantial reviews of major new publications. English Studies also publishes at least two special issues per volume, providing in-depth coverage of carefully selected topics of interest to the global English Studies community. Previous special issues have included: A Feminist Renaissance in Early Medieval English StudiesMetamodernismEcocriticism and NarrativeShakespeare and TheoryStylometry and Authorship Attribution.

Readers can rely on the journal to offer them scholarship of the highest quality, and to keep them informed of the latest developments in a varied and fast-evolving field. Scholars will find in English Studies a publication outlet with a reputation for excellence, allowing them to reach an audience of peers across the globe. In its editorial policy, this peer-reviewed journal, supported by a board of internationally respected Advisory Editors, combines a healthy respect for tradition with a keen interest in the latest innovative approaches.)

European Journal of English Studies [Taylor and Francis] (...presents work of the highest quality in English literature, linguistics and cultural studies from the multidisciplinary and multicultural perspective that characterises the study of English in Europe. Rather than producing miscellanies of essays from across the disciplines, the aim of the journal is to publish substantial scholarly and critical interventions, from a variety of perspectives, on chosen themes, and thereby to influence the agenda in its disciplines. A research journal, written by and for specialists from all parts of the disciplinary spectrum of English Studies in Europe and beyond, EJES is also addressed to academics interested in the dialogical and plurivocal development of their subject and in innovative work outside their own area of expertise. To this end, it also offers non-specialists examples of recent approaches and new ways of conceiving and engaging the field of English studies. The journal places a high premium on readability, discussion of controversial issues, and the inclusion of a wide range of disciplinary, cultural and theoretical perspectives.

Pronounced 'edges', EJES appears three times a year. Individual issues are devoted to specific themes, proposed by guest editors, and designed to attract cutting-edge research from across and between the disciplines that make up English Studies in Europe and beyond. Themes should therefore be designed to invite as broad a range of interpretations as possible. EJES does not normally publish volumes of conference proceedings, however we are prepared to consider proposals so long as an equal opportunity is given for contributions from scholars who did not participate in the conference. A substantial book review section keeps readers informed about new publications in the field. 'The cause is Europe . . . The cause is also English Studies in the broadest sense of that term . . . Moreover, the cause is debate.' (Editorial, EJES 1.1). The full EJES editorial policy can be found below.)

German Life and Letters [Wiley] (European Literature. German Literature - History and Criticism. Literary and Cultural Theory.)

Journal For Eighteenth-Century Studies [Wiley] (18th-century English literature)

Journal of Language, Literature and Culture [Taylor and Francis] (...The Journal of Language, Literature and Culture (formerly known as AUMLA) is the journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association. For sixty years, the journal has been an important part of the academic culture of the humanities, in countries around the world but especially so in Australia and New Zealand. It aims to publish stimulating, well-written, authoritative peer-reviewed articles on all topics relevant to the broad fields of language, literature and culture. It is consciously eclectic and diverse in its range of content: works ancient and modern; all languages and literatures; and is open to a broad interpretation of text and culture. It serves a wide cross-section of interests and backgrounds, enabling the journal to place a priority on clear writing and readability. The journal is international in focus and content, and attracts contributors from universities all over the world.)

Journal of Postcolonial Writing [Taylor and Francis] (... an academic journal devoted to the study of literary and cultural texts produced in various postcolonial locations around the world. It explores the interface between postcolonial writing, postcolonial and related critical theories, and the economic, political and cultural forces that shape contemporary global developments. In addition to criticism focused on literary fiction, drama and poetry, we publish theoretically-informed articles on a variety of genres and media, including film, performance and other cultural practices, which address issues of relevance to postcolonial studies. In particular we seek to promote diasporic voices, as well as creative and critical texts from various national or global margins.)

Literature Compass [Wiley] (Comparative & World Literature. Introductions to Literature. Publishes original, peer-reviewed surveys of current research from across the entire discipline, with the aim of providing topical and significant research on a monthly basis. Eight focus areas: 19th Century Networks; Contemporary: Other Voices, Other Data; Global Antiquity to Late Medieval; Global Circulation Project; Late Medieval to Early Modern; Modernist Geographies; The Long 18th Century.)

Milton Quarterly [Wiley] (17th-century English literature)

Neohelicon [SpringerLink] (all aspects of comparative and world literature, critical theory and practice. In the discussion of literary historical topics (including literary movements, epochs, or regions), analytical contributions based on a solidly-anchored methodology are preferred).

Neophilologus [Springer] (An International Journal of Modern and Medieval Language and Literature. international peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of Anglophone, Francophone, Germanophone, and Hispanic language and literature, both modern and medieval. Topics of interest include literary theory, comparative literature, philology and textual criticism. The languages of publication are (modern) English, French, German, and Spanish.)

Orbis Ltterarum [Wiley] (Literary Criticism and History

postmedieval [Springer, Palgrave Macmillan] (" ... Cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal in medieval studies that aims to bring the medieval and modern into productive critical relation. The journal will work to develop a present-minded medieval studies in which contemporary events, issues, ideas, problems, objects, and texts serve as triggers for critical investigations of the Middle Ages. Further, we are concerned to illuminate the deep historical structures - mental, linguistic, social, cultural, aesthetic, religious, political, sexual, and the like - that underlie contemporary thought and life, and therefore, we are also interested in attending to the question of the relation of the medieval to the modern (and vice versa) in different times and places. We want to also demonstrate the important value of medieval studies and the longest possible historical perspectives to the ongoing development of contemporary critical and cultural theories that remain under-historicized. Finally, we will advocate for and support the continuing development, from any and all disciplinary directions, of historicist, materialist, comparatist, and theoretical approaches to the subjects of the Middle Ages"--About this journal, viewed Apr. 23, 2010.)

Renaissance Studies [Wiley] (Renaissance English Literature).

The Russian Review [Wiley] (European Literature. Keywords: Slavic studies; Russia, culture, history, literature, society, studies, social, sciences, gender, Marxism, post-structuralism, Soviet, union, Moscow, communism, glasnost, theory, journal, article, periodical, analysis, review.)

The German Quarterly [Wiley] (European Literature. German Language - Study and Teaching.) 

The Journal of Popular Culture [Wiley] (Theory of Culture. Literary and Cultural Theory.)

 Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik [Springer] (Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik (LiLi) (“Journal for Literary Studies and Linguistics”) has been offering a programmatic bridge between German linguistics and German literary studies since 1971. All issues are published in alternate editions as topical issues of modern literary studies, medieval studies and linguistics, focusing on media and cultural studies and combining theoretical and historical approaches. The Labor (“Laboratory”) section contains research contributions in German or English language that are independent of the respective thematic issue and contribute to the transitional area between Germanic linguistics, German literary studies, and cultural studies.)


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Ampersand  [SienceDirect] (language use and communication among bi/multilingual individuals and groups) Scopus: 80th percentile, #191 rank out of 1001.

Analytic Philosophy [Wiley] (Epistemology, Ethics, Language, Linguistics, Logic, Philosophy) Scopus: 53rd percentile, #332 rank out of 718.

Arabian Archaeology & Epigraphy [Wiley] (Archaeology, Antiquity, General Arts & Humanities)

Argumentation [Springer] (international and interdisciplinary journal that gathers academic contributions from a wide range of scholarly backgrounds and approaches to reasoning, natural inference and persuasion: communication, classical and modern rhetoric, linguistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, psychology, philosophy, formal and informal logic, critical thinking, history and law. Its scope includes a diversity of interests, from philosophical, theoretical and analytical to empirical and practical topics.)

Assessing Writing [Elsevier] (Assessing Writing publishes articles, book reviews, conference reports, and academic exchanges concerning writing assessments of all kinds, including traditional ('direct' and standardised forms of) testing of writing, alternative performance assessments (such as portfolios), workplace sampling and classroom assessment. The journal focuses on all stages of the writing assessment process, including needs evaluation, assessment creation, implementation, and validation, and test development; it aims to value all perspectives on writing assessment as process, product and politics (test takers and raters; test developers and agencies; educational administrations; and political motivations.))

Brain and Cognition [Elsevier] (Coverage includes, but is not limited to memory, learning, decision making, emotion, perception, movement, music or praxis in relationship to brain structure, function or development. Scholarly articles on environmental influences—social, physical, catastrophic—on aspects of brain and cognition are also welcome.)

Brain and Development [Elsevier] (Brain and Development is the Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Child Neurology, and is aimed to promote clinical child neurology and developmental neuroscience.)

Brain and Language [ScienceDirect] (psychology, linguistics and neuroscience) Scopus: 95th percentile, #45 ranked of 1001.

Children's Literature in Education [Springer] (a key source of articles on all aspects of children's literature for more than 50 years) Scopus: 94th percentile, #55 ranked of 982.

Classroom Discourse [Taylor and Francis] (... an international, peer reviewed journal that provides a forum in which research from language and education disciplines can be combined.

The Journal focuses on research that considers discourse and interaction in settings where activity is deliberately organised to promote learning. While most papers focus on the discourse of classrooms, others report research in more informal, naturalistic settings in which, while learning is certainly still taking place, it is not occurring in the typical and ‘traditional’ space of a classroom. Examples might include online tutorials, peer-peer interactions of work-in-progress, and dialogues between ‘trainer and trainee’ in a workplace context.

In order to deal with the range of phenomena identified in the Journal’s wide interpretations of both ‘classroom’ and ‘discourse’, contributions are invited from across the range of theoretical perspectives and research methods. Thus, articles are welcomed which use such perspectives as ethnomethodology, conversation analysis, discursive psychology, multimodal analysis, systemic functional linguistics, genre theory, studies on ‘voice’, identity studies, critical discourse analysis (CDA), sociocultural theory, cultural-historical activity theory, communities of practice, linguistic ethnography and linguistic anthropology, and poststructuralist discourse analysis.

The Journal invites contributions from researchers working in any educational setting, in any subject, at any educational level, anywhere in the world. Work reporting on international and inter-disciplinary research is especially welcome.)

Computational Intelligence [Wiley] (research in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Covering a wide range of issues - from the tools and languages of AI to its philosophical implications - Computational Intelligence provides a vigorous forum for the publication of both experimental and theoretical research, as well as surveys and impact studies. The journal is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of AI workers in academic and industrial research.)

English for Specific Purposes [Elsevier/ScienceDirect] (English For Specific Purposes is an international peer-reviewed journal that welcomes submissions from across the world. Authors are encouraged to submit articles and research/discussion notes on topics relevant to the teaching and learning of discourse for specific communities: academic, occupational, or otherwise specialized. Topics such as the following may be treated from the perspective of English for specific purposes: second language acquisition in specialized contexts, needs assessment, curriculum development and evaluation, materials preparation, discourse analysis, descriptions of specialized varieties of English, teaching and testing techniques, the effectiveness of various approaches to language learning and language teaching, and the training or retraining of teachers for the teaching of ESP. In addition, the journal welcomes articles and discussions that identify aspects of ESP needing development, areas into which the practice of ESP may be expanded, possible means of cooperation between ESP programs and learners' professional or vocational interests, and implications that findings from related disciplines can have for the profession of ESP. The journal also carries reviews of scholarly books on topics of interest to the profession.)

English Teaching: Practice and Critique [Emerald] (Scholarship related to English literacies that are grounded in critical perspectives and a range of contexts, including classrooms, communities, national policies, and wider educational constituencies. The journal encourages international and comparative approaches to topics and issues.)

English Teaching & Learning [Springer] (ETL is an international journal with readership comprised of both teachers and researchers in the field of EFL who work in primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, as well as in the state and private sectors. In addition to teachers and researchers, readers include teacher trainers, administrators and policy makers occupying positions of responsibility and management in ELT programs and projects.)

Foreign Language Annals [Wiley] (FL Teaching and Learning)

International Journal of Applied Linguistics [Wiley] (Language and Linguistics)

International Journal of Early Childhood [Springer] (The International Journal of Early Childhood (IJEC) provides an important voice for research with young children and children’s early education and care, across various social and cultural contexts, with a focus on children aged from birth to 8 years.)

Journal of English for Academic Purposes [Elsevier/ScienceDirect] (The Journal of English for Academic Purposes provides a forum for the dissemination of information and views which enables practitioners of and researchers in EAP to keep current with developments in their field and to contribute to its continued updating. JEAP publishes articles, book reviews, conference reports, and academic exchanges concerning the linguistic, sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic description of English as it is used for the purposes of academic study and scholarly exchange. A wide range of linguistic, applied linguistic and educational topics may be treated from the perspective of English for academic purposes; these include: classroom language, teaching methodology, teacher education, assessment of language, needs analysis; materials development and evaluation, discourse analysis, acquisition studies in EAP contexts, research writing and speaking at all academic levels, the sociopolitics of English in academic uses and language planning.)

Journal of Linguistic Anthropology [Wiley] (The Journal of Linguistic Anthropology is devoted to exploring and understanding the many ways in which language shapes, and is shaped by, various aspects of social life, from face-to-face interaction to global-level phenomena. The Journal of Linguistic Anthropology (JLA) publishes articles and other materials based on anthropological study of language and language-related issues—particularly ethnographic research concerned with the relationships among language, society, and culture.)

Journal of Logic, Language and Information [Springer] (Computational linguistics; Human information processing; Language and Logic)

Journal of Psycholinguistic Research [Springer] (The Journal of Psycholinguistic Research covers a broad range of approaches to the study of the communicative process, including: the social and anthropological bases of communication; development of speech and language; semantics (problems in linguistic meaning); and biological foundations. It also examines the psychopathology of language and cognition as well as the neuropsychology of language and cognition).

Journal of Sociolinguistics [Wiley] (Ethnographic, variationist, constructivist and sociology of language traditions are welcomed, as are papers from the social psychology of language, anthropological linguistics, discourse analysis, language and gender studies, pragmatics and conversational analysis.)

Language Learning: A Journal of Research in Language Studies [Wiley] (Anthropology, Education, Ethnography, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Psychology, Sociolinguistics, Sociology)

Language Policy [Springer] (policymaking processes worldwide)

Literature Compass [Wiley] (Literature and Literary Theory, Cultural Studies)

Mind & Language [Wiley] (The phenomena of mind and language are currently studied by researchers in linguistics, philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, cognitive anthropology and cognitive archaeology. Mind & Language brings this work together in a genuinely interdisciplinary way.) Scopus: 96th percentile, #27 rank out of 718.

Natural Language & Linguistic Theory [Springer] (generative studies on the syntax, semantics, phonology, morphology, and other aspects of natural language; surveys of recent theoretical developments).

Studia Linguistica [Wiley]. (general linguistics, such as syntax, morphology, phonology, semantics, pragmatics, psycholinguistics and computational linguistics. linguistics, language, discourse, morphology, acquisition, phonology, syntax, phonetics, semantics, theory, computational, philosophy, grammar, theoretical, linguistic, construction, journal, research, analysis, periodical, review, article, book).

Studia Logica: an International Journal for Symbolic Logic [Springer] (Studia Logica publishes original papers on various logical systems, which utilize methods of contemporary formal logic, such as those of algebra, model theory, proof theory and others. More specifically, the journal offers articles on topics in general logic (as defined in 1991 Mathematical Subject Classification) and on applications of logic to other branches of knowledge such as philosophy, the methodology of science or linguistics.)

Syntax [Wiley]. (Theoretical linguistics. Syntax publishes a wide range of articles on the syntax of natural languages and closely related fields. The journal promotes work on formal syntactic theory and theoretically-oriented descriptive work on particular languages and comparative grammar. 
 also publishes research on the interfaces between syntax and related fields such as semantics, morphology, and phonology, as well as theoretical and experimental studies in sentence processing, language acquisition, and other areas of psycholinguistics that bear on syntactic theories.)

Topics in Cognitive Science [Wiley] (a joint topic across all subfields in cognitive science. It thus provides a platform for presenting a topic with both greater depth and scope, and ideally from a broader range of perspectives, than stand-alone articles typically can.)

Transactions of the Philological Society [Wiley] (Study of language and languages)

The Modern Language Journal [Wiley] (Linguistics and Language, Language teaching and learning)

World Englishes [Wiley] (Language and Linguistics, Anthropology)

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British Educational Research Journal [Wiley] (The British Educational Research Journal is an international peer reviewed medium for the publication of articles of interest to researchers in education and has rapidly become a major focal point for the publication of educational research from throughout the world. The Journal is interdisciplinary in approach, and includes reports of case studies, experiments and surveys, discussions of conceptual and methodological issues and of underlying assumptions in educational research, accounts of research in progress, and book reviews.)

Early Childhood Education Journal [Springer] (Early Childhood Education Journal is a professional publication of original peer-reviewed articles that reflect exemplary practices in the field of contemporary early childhood education. Articles cover the social, physical, emotional, and intellectual development of children age birth through 8, analyzing issues, trends, and practices from an educational perspective. The journal publishes feature-length articles that skillfully blend theory, research, and practice; descriptions of outstanding early childhood programs worldwide; as well as quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research. Early Childhood Education Journal is of interest not only to classroom teachers, child care providers, college and university faculty, and administrators, but also to other professionals in psychology, health care, family relations, and social services dedicated to the care of young children.)

English Teaching: Practice & Critique [Emerald] (English Teaching: Practice and Critique promotes research and scholarship related to English literacies that are grounded in critical perspectives and a range of contexts, including classrooms, communities, national policies, and wider educational constituencies. The journal is focused on critical scholarship that investigates systems of power related to the teaching of English literacies in both multilingual and English-dominant settings. English Teaching: Practice and Critique aims to support authors from a range of backgrounds in identifying matters of common concern and to foster broad professional communities and networks. Thus, the journal encourages international and comparative approaches to topics and issues.)

Higher Education [Springer] (Recognized as the leading international journal on higher education studies, this publication examines educational developments throughout the world in universities, polytechnics, colleges, and vocational and education institutions. It reports on developments in both public and private higher education sectors.)

Interchange [Springer] (Interchange, an externally refereed educational quarterly, explores educational theory, research, analysis, history, philosophy, policy, and practices. The journal fosters exchanges among practitioners, policy makers, and scholars and provides a forum for ideas and opinions on issues and trends in education.)

Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy [Wiley] (Education - Literacy, Reading)

Journal of Reasearch in Reading [Wiley] (research focusing on literacy. It is a peer-reviewed journal principally devoted to reports of original empirical research in reading and closely related fields (e.g., spoken language, writing), and to informed reviews of relevant literature. The Journal welcomes papers on the learning, teaching, and use of literacy in adults or children in a variety of contexts, with a particular focus on psychological and educational approaches. )

Literacy [Wiley] (Language and Linguistics, Education)

Prospects [Springer] (Prospects provides comparative and international perspectives on key current issues in curriculum, learning, and assessment. The principal features of the journal are the innovative and critical insights it offers into the equitable provision of quality and relevant education for all; and the cross-disciplinary perspectives it engages, drawing on a range of domains that include culture, development, economics, ethics, gender, inclusion, politics, sociology, sustainability, and education.)

Reading Research Quarterly [Wiley] (Education, Developmental Psychology, Multidisciplinary research on Reading)

Review of Education [Wiley] (Review of Education is an international peer reviewed journal for the publication of major and substantial articles of interest to researchers in education. It is a growing focal point for the publication of educational research from throughout the world, and on topics of international interest. It is one of the journals in the major portfolio of publications produced by the British Educational Research Association. The Journal specialises in publishing substantial papers (8,000–20,000 words) in order to give authors the opportunity to describe major projects or ideas more fully than would otherwise be possible.)

The Reading Teacher [Wiley] (Education, Linguistics and Language, Teaching Reading)

TESOL Journal [Wiley] (TESOL Journal (TJ) is a refereed, practitioner-oriented electronic journal based on current theory and research in the field of TESOL. TJ is a forum for second and foreign language educators at all levels to engage in the ways that research and theorizing can inform, shape, and ground teaching practices and perspectives. Articles enable an active and vibrant professional dialogue about research- and theory-based practices as well as practice-oriented theorizing and research.)

TESOL Quarterly [Wiley] (TESOL Quarterly, a professional, refereed journal, was first published in 1967. The Quarterly encourages submission of previously unpublished articles on topics of significance to individuals concerned with English language teaching and learning and standard English as a second dialect. As a publication that represents a variety of cross-disciplinary interests, both theoretical and practical, the Quarterly invites manuscripts on a wide range of topics, especially in the following areas: psychology and sociology of language learning and teaching; issues in research and research methodology; testing and evaluation; professional preparation; curriculum design and development; instructional methods, materials, and techniques; language planning; professional standards. Because the Quarterly is committed to publishing manuscripts that contribute to bridging theory and practice in our profession, it particularly welcomes submissions that address the implications and applications of research in, for example, anthropology; applied and theoretical linguistics; communication education; English education, including reading and writing theory; psycholinguistics; psychology; first and second language acquisition; sociolinguistics.)

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Classics (Ancient Cultures)

International Journal of the Classical Tradition [Springer] (The first journal exclusively dedicated to the reception of Greek and Roman antiquity by other cultures, from the ancient world to the present time, International Journal of Classical Tradition's primary focus is on the creative use of the ancient Greco-Roman heritage in a broad range of scholarly endeavors. Articles are published in five languages. The journal includes articles, short notes, research reports, review articles, and news of the field. The official journal of the International Society for the Classical Tradition.)

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African Identities [Taylor and Francis] (...provides a critical forum for the examination of African and diasporic expressions, representations and identities. The aim of this journal is to open up various horizons in the field: to encourage the development of theory and practice in a wider spread of disciplinary approaches; to promote conceptual innovation and to provide a venue for the entry of new perspectives. The journal focuses on the myriad of ways in which cultural production creates zones of profound expressive possibilities by continually generating texts and contexts of reflexive import. African Identities accepts the following types of article: original articles, book reviews.)

Art History [Wiley] (Theory of Culture. Art - Historiography. Literary and Cultural Theory.)

Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies [Taylor and Francis] (... a peer-reviewed publication of the National Communication Association. CC/CS publishes original scholarship that situates culture as a site of struggle and communication as an enactment and discipline of power. The journal features critical inquiry that cuts across academic and theoretical boundaries. CC/CS welcomes a variety of methods including textual, discourse, and rhetorical analyses alongside auto/ethnographic, narrative, and poetic inquiry. The journal especially invites essays that are intellectually innovative, reflexive, and relevant to democratic concerns in their examination of culture and communication. CC/CS promotes critical reflection on democratic ideals by drawing attention to areas such as:
• Historical, material, and economic conditions
• Nation, Polity, and Private and/or Public Sphere
• Identities (e.g., class, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, sexuality, etc.) and Identity Politics
• Neo-colonial, Post-Colonial, and Globalization Contexts
• Technology and New Media
• Resistance and Protest.)

Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies [Taylor and Francis] (...

Critical Quarterly [WileyOnline] (Poetry. Literary criticism, cultural studies, poetry and fiction).

Culture, Theory and Critique [Taylor and Francis] ( a refereed, interdisciplinary journal for the transformation and development of critical theories in the humanities and social sciences. It aims to critique and reconstruct theories by interfacing them with one another and by relocating them in new sites and conjunctures. This reconceptualisation of critical theories is achieved by:

  • assessing how well theories emerging from particular spatial, cultural, geographical and historical contexts travel and translate into new conjunctures;
  • confronting theories with their limitations and aporias through immanent critique or application to specific social, political or cultural phenomena;
  • interfacing theories from different intellectual, disciplinary and institutional settings.

Given its interdisciplinary character, Culture, Theory and Critique will appeal to anyone working at the interface between disciplines such as anthropology, critical geography, critical race and ethnic studies, cultural studies, ecology, gender, sexuality and queer studies, historiography, literary theory and criticism, film studies, media studies, philosophy, postcolonialism, science and technology studies, social and political theory and visual culture.)

Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism [Taylor and Francis] (...explores the relationship between literary, artistic and popular culture and the various conceptions of the environment articulated by scientific ecology, philosophy, sociology and literary and cultural theory. We publish academic articles that seek to illuminate divergences and convergences among representations and rhetorics of nature – understood as potentially including wild, rural, urban and virtual spaces – within the context of global environmental crisis.)

The Journal of American Culture [Wiley]. (Popular Culture - Unites States.)

The Journal of Popular Culture [Wiley] (Theory of Culture. Literary and Cultural Theory.)

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International Journal of Digital Humanities [SpringerLink] (... is a peer-reviewed academic journal with a focus on digital media and the development, application and reflection of digital research methodology in the Humanities. It is concerned with the history, current practice and theory of Digital Humanities. The journal publishes original research articles and reviews on topics including, but not limited to

- Digital cultural heritage with a special focus on born digital documents / archives

- Data visualization, information retrieval, statistical analysis, big data

- Natural language processing, named entity recognition, topic modelling, text mining

- Digital scholarly editing

- Semantic web technology, network theory

- 3D modelling, digital visualization

- Teaching Digital Humanities )



Agenda: a Journal about Women and Gender [Taylor and Francis]

Australian Feminist Studies [Taylor & Francis] (national and international feminist debate, genuinely inter-disciplinary in nature)





African Studies [Taylor and Francis] 

Citizenship Studies [Taylor & Francis] (Citizenship Studies is an academic journal that takes the discourse and practice of citizenship as an object of critical inquiry. This includes the affects, economies, ideologies, spatialities, subjectivities, and temporalities relevant to contending articulations of citizenship. We seek submissions that are responsive to forms of domination and control in relation to citizenship, as well as to modes of resistance and transformation. The journal addresses historical and contemporary questions of concern to various publics; it aims to cover a wide geographical scope and encourages approaches that attempt to move beyond methodological nationalism. We seek submissions that make original theoretical and empirical contributions and encourage interdisciplinary perspectives covering the fields of anthropology, cultural studies, geography, history, international studies, politics, political-economy and sociology.)

Communication and Democracy [Taylor and Francis] (... a peer-reviewed publication of the National Communication Association. Communication and Democracy welcomes the submission of manuscripts that engage areas of research that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • the study of values and practices connected to the “freedoms” typically associated with the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment: freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, freedom of association, freedom of religion;
  • communication-based analyses of the establishment and maintenance of democracies;
  • rhetorical studies of political institutions, elections, political parties, legal and judicial discourse, and civil society;
  • communication-based analyses of democratic practices, theory, and culture;
  • communication-based studies of social justice activism that contributes to democracy and/or democratic life;
  • examinations of democracy and democratic practice in varied contexts (e.g., the workplace, media institutions, the military).

Contemporary Levant [Taylor and Francis] (... is an international peer-reviewed, multi disciplinary journal of the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL), a British Academy-sponsored institute. The journal publishes original research on contemporary politics, society and culture in the Levant region, its diasporas and neighbouring countries that have a clear relevance to it. The journal aims to foster research agendas that engage with and reflect current and emerging issues in the region. With the aim of maintaining a balance between empirical research and theoretical developments, the journal welcomes scholarly contributions from various disciplines including: anthropology, sociology, politics, religion and theology, cultural studies, modern history, social geography, media, film studies and literature.)

Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies [Taylor and Francis] (... is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal operating at the crossroads of contemporary work in the humanities and social sciences in the following areas of research, theory and politics:

• Theories of colonialism, settler colonialism, occupation, and postcolonialism
• The histories, impact, and long-term effects of imperialism and colonialism on all aspects of society
• The role of culture in the operation of imperialism and in the formations of national resistance
• Contemporary Marxist philosophy and related cultural theory
• The economics of neo-colonialism and neoliberalism and their effects on the global South
• Liberation struggles, past and ongoing
• The political and cultural struggles of Indigenous, “fourth-world”, and nomadic peoples
• The philosophy and theory of indigeneity
• Genocide, conflict intervention and resolution, human rights and humanitarian ethics
• Contemporary slavery, child soldiers, refugees, camps and detention centres
• Diaspora, migration, immigration
• Ecological imperialism, violence, and activist counter-strategies
• The role of religion and culture in contemporary political formations
• Philosophies of religion and secularism
• Cultural and global issues in law, colonial law, occupier law
• The contemporary politics of race, caste and ethnicity; indigeneity; gender and sexuality
• Languages, especially “minor” languages, and translation
• Philosophy of translation and translation theory
• Theoretical, philosophical, and analytical questions of postcolonial and world literatures, art, photography, cinema and music. ( Note: in general Interventions does not accept articles that offer analysis of a single novel, story, or film, unless the study uses the individual work as a way into discussing wider social, political, historical, literary, philosophical or theoretical questions.) 
Interventions is indexed in the Clarivate Analytics Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities Citation Indices.

Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies [Taylor and Francis]

Postcolonial Studies [Taylor and Francis] (... is the first international journal dedicated to exploring the colonial encounter and the variety of ways in which colonial relations and processes shaped and continue to shape the global world order.

In the context of world history, the colonial encounter was a violent event whose legacies thread through to the present. Colonialism structures relationships between peoples in a multitude of ways. It gives rise to distinct bodies of literature and art, as well as political subjectivities and brutal economic inequalities. Colonial relationships and broader processes of coloniality are investigated from a range of cross-disciplinary perspectives. Postcolonial theory offers distinct critical perspectives on diverse circumstances historically and in the present. Postcolonial Studies is a leading forum for timely interventions and searching debates that traverse, but are not limited to, settler colonialism and indigenous-settler relations, nationalism, citizenship, statelessness, political violence, gender and sexuality, displacement and migration, climate justice and environmental ethics, human/non-human relations, decolonising movements, aesthetics, and poetics of colonial engagement.

Postcolonial Studies welcomes original, creative, and challenging submissions of diverse lengths and formats. The journal publishes research that is theoretically insightful and specifically grounded. It aims to generate dialogue and debate between theorists, writers, artists, and activists in support of world-changing relationships transnationally.)





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Social Sciences

Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology [Springer Nature] (Human Behaviour Periodicals) Scopus: not listed

Addiction [Wiley] (Social Work & Criminology) Scopus: 94th percentile, #32 rank out of 529.

Addiction Biology [Wiley] (Substance abuse periodicals) Scopus: 88th percentile, #62 rank of 529

Addictive Behaviors [ScienceDirect] (psychology, sociology, psychiatry, epidemiology, social policy, medicine, pharmacology and neuroscience) Scopus: 90th percentile, #27 rank out of 292.

Addictive Behaviors Reports [ScienceDirect]. (Addictive Behaviors Reports is a companion title to Addictive Behaviors. This open access, peer-reviewed journal is online only and offers an interdisciplinary forum for the publication of research in addictive behaviors).Scopus: 88th percentile, #33 rank out of 292.

Adolescent Research Review [Springer] (inter-disciplinary periodical on adolescents) Scopus: 95th percentile, #18 rank out of 426)

Adultspan Journal [Wiley] (Social Work & Criminology) Scopus: 24th percentile, #259 rank out of 341.

Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Multidisciplinary Research and Practice across the Lifespan [Springer]  (diagnosis and interventions across the lifespan) Scopus: 71st percentile, #122 rank out of 426.

African Archaeological Review [Springer] (original research, reviews, essays on African archaeology) Scopus: 90th percentile, #34 rank out of 335.

African and Black Diaspora: an International Journal [Taylor and Francis] (a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed international journal that seeks to broaden and deepen our understanding of the lived experiences of people of African descent across the globe by publishing theoretically and historically informed as well as empirically grounded works in the social sciences and humanities that are intellectually challenging and illuminating.) 

African Development Review [Wiley] (Development Studies, Policy  (...) High quality articles analyzing recent critical issues relating to Africa's economic and social development) Scopus: 71st percentile, #83 rank out of 287.

African Journalism Studies [Taylor & Francis]

Ageing International [Springer] (focus on caregiving, cognitive impairment and dementia, long-term care, and intergenerational relationships) Scopus: 49th percentile; #173 rank out of 344.

Aggressive Behavior [Wiley] (Social Work & Criminology). Scopus: 86th percentile, #52 rank out of 376.

Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research [Wiley] (Social Work & Criminology)

American Anthropologist [Wiley]

American Ethnologist [Wiley] (Anthropology, Ethnography, Ethnology.  social and cultural anthropology in the broadest sense of the term. The journal’s articles combine ethnographic specificity with original theoretical thinking, conveying the relevance of the ethnographic imagination to the contemporary world.)

Analyses of Social Issues & Public Policy [Wiley] (Social Sciences)

Annals of Anthropological Practice [Wiley]

Anthropocene [ScienceDirect] (nature, scale and extent of interactions between people and earth processes and systems) Scopus: 84th percentile, #68 rank out of 437.

Anthropology & Education Quarterly [Wiley] (Anthropology, Education)

Anthropology and Humanism [Wiley]

Anthropology of Consciousness [Wiley] (Anthropology, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, et al.)

Anthropology of Work Review: AWR [Wiley] (Anthropology, Ethnography, Labour)

Anthropology Today [Wiley] (Anthropology, and as applied in intersecting disciplines, e.g. Development, Education, Medicine)

Antipode [Wiley] (human geography) ("Antipode is committed to the new, the innovative, the creative, and the heretofore unthought radical edges of spatial theorisation and analysis. Its papers are groundbreaking, their clear arguments develop geographical thinking, and they do much more than simply add examples to support what we already know. Antipode papers reflect upon and extend the debates of our time, pushing literatures, knowledge and politics to and beyond their extant boundaries, exploring new themes and agendas, and putting new research or critical analysis to work to make interventions in the order of things.")  Scopus: 95th percentile. #8 rank out of 164.

Applied Cognitive Psychology [Wiley] (seeks to publish the best papers dealing with psychological analyses of memory, learning, thinking, problem solving, language, and consciousness as they occur in real-world contexts). Scopus: 83rd percentile; #75 rank out of 440.

Applied Research in Quality of Life [Springer] (The aim of this journal is to publish conceptual, methodological and empirical papers dealing with quality-of-life studies in the applied areas of the natural and social sciences.) Scopus: 78th percentile; #13 rank out of 58.

Asian Social Work and Policy Review [Wiley] (Social Work)

Archaeological Papers of the American Archaeological Association [Wiley] (Archaeology)

Archaeological prospection [Wiley] (Archaeology, interdisciplinary)

Archaeometry [Wiley] (Physical and biological sciences that underpin Archaeology, Anthropology and Art History)

Argumentation [Springer] (Argumentation is an international and interdisciplinary journal that gathers academic contributions from a wide range of scholarly backgrounds and approaches to reasoning, natural inference and persuasion: communication, classical and modern rhetoric, linguistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, psychology, philosophy, formal and informal logic, critical thinking, history and law. Its scope includes a diversity of interests, from philosophical, theoretical and analytical to empirical and practical topics.)

Australasian Journal on Ageing [Wiley] (Social Work, Health Sciences, Social Sciences)

Canadian Journal of African Studies [Taylor and Francis] (it is a bilingual multidisciplinary journal committed to facilitating the dissemination of social science research by Africanists world-wide. It is one of only two international journals in African studies which has consistently published in both English and French.)

Child and Family Social Work [Wiley] (Social Work, Social Sciences)

City [Taylor and Francis] (City is multi-, trans-disciplinary and holistic, drawing on work from academics in geography, the social sciences, the political economy, philosophy, cultural studies, and the humanities, as well as from policy makers, the multitude of actors - including practitioners, activists, organizers, writers, artists, ecologists, planners, and architects - who play key roles in sustaining and constructing cities and urban futures.)

Cognition [ScienceDirect] (theoretical and experimental papers on the study of the mind; wide readership from many disciplines) Scopus: 97th percentile, #22 rank out of 1001.

Cognitive Development [ScienceDirect] (on the development of cognition including, but not limited to, perception, concepts, memory, language, problem-solving, metacognition, and social cognition) Scopus: 47th percentile, # 179 ranked from 343.

Criminology [Wiley]

Criminology and Public Policy [Wiley] (Criminology)

Economic Anthropology [Wiley] (Anthropology, Archaeology, Sociology, & history, among others)

ETHOS: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology [Wiley] (scholarly articles dealing with the interrelationships between the individual and the sociocultural milieu, between the psychological disciplines and the social and cultural disciplines.)

Evolutionary Anthropology: issues, news and reviews [Wiley] (Anthropology, Archaeology)

Feminist Anthropology [Wiley]

General Anthropology [Wiley]

Human Arenas: an Interdisciplinary journal of psychology, culture, and meaning. [Springer] (The aim of this journal concerns the interdisciplinary study of higher psychological functions (as topic of a general theory of psyche from the perspective of cultural psychology) in human goal-oriented liminal phenomena in ordinary and extraordinary life conditions. The journal is organized around topics and arenas of human activity, rather than the traditional boundaries of academic disciplines. It will explore human arenas from the point of view of historical foundations, methodology, epistemology, and the intersection of disciplines. Human Arenas promotes an innovative mix of theoretical and empirical studies, as well as qualitative and quantitative approaches based on “small data,” that is, the analysis of crucial and meaningful data, rather than the inductive accumulation of large empirical “evidence.”)

The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice [Wiley] (Criminology)

Identities: global studies in culture and power. [Taylor & Francis] (...Questions of culture and cultural identity have emerged at the core of issues of social and political division, contestation and transformation across the globe and between and within nation-states in recent years.

...explores the formation and transformation of racial, ethnic, national, transnational and postcolonial identities in the contemporary world. It locates culture, representations and identities as key sites for processes of domination, struggle and resistance, recognising their intersection with other forms of social division and identification.

Identities provides an interdisciplinary space for new theoretically informed empirical research and critical analysis which opens up questions of race, ethnicity and culture. It draws on and brings together insights from anthropology, cultural studies, sociology, social policy, cultural geography, political science and social psychology. Identities seeks to engage established and emerging scholars in the field in contributing high quality articles, special issues, commentaries and debates which address key questions of culture and identity with which the journal is engaged.)

International Journal of African Reneissance Studies [Taylor and Francis] (... is a forum for scholarship on the challenges facing Africa today and seeks to promote research, policy analyses and teaching that locate African people at the centre of the development agenda. The journal covers multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary approaches in examining the African Renaissance and the repositioning of Africa within the world system. It is committed to producing and using knowledge to empower and strengthen Africa, its people and its Diaspora.

Articles published in IJARS cover a broad range of socio-political and natural sciences, the humanities and other disciplines and topics including capacity building, conflict, development, ecology, economics, education, gender, governance, health, identity, land reform, language, law, leadership, politics and social policy. In geographical terms, the journal covers both the African continent and the Diaspora.

IJARS publishes academic research articles, essays, editorials, notes and book reviews. It also has two special sections, Imbizo and The Record, publishing additional documents of importance, such as speeches, lectures and peace accords.

IJARS is accredited with the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in South Africa and with the International Bibliography for Social Sciences (IBSS).)

International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders [Wiley] (all aspects of speech, language, communication disorders and speech and language therapy.)

International Journal of Social Welfare [Wiley] (Social Work, Social Sciences)

Journal for the Anthropology of North America [Wiley] 

Journal of Adult Development [Springer] (interdisciplinary journal covering development in early adulthood, midlife, and later adulthood. The Journal supports innovative theoretical and empirical articles that help direct the future of our field. Critical issues include the importance of life-long education, work and family changes, and physical and mental health influencing adult development. In addition, the impact of personality, emotions, cognition, and biomarkers are areas of interest. The Journal of Adult Development emphasizes the importance of interindividual differences and contextual issues influencing adult development. Interventions that promote optimal development throughout the adult life span are also welcome.)

Journal of Family Theory and Review [Wiley] (Family Studies, Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology)

Journal of Financial Crime [Emerald] (Criminology)

Journal of Forensic Sciences [Wiley] (Criminology)

Journal of International Migration and Integration [Springer] (multidisciplinary peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes original research papers and policy discussions that enhance the understanding of immigration, settlement and integration and that contribute to policy development. The Journal consistently covers an array of subject areas including labor market integration; refugee status in various nations; adaptation strategies of immigrants in industrialized settings; racial and gender variations in migration; the role of social work in the integration of new citizens; and retention of ethnic and older national identities in new environments. These are issues of concern throughout the world. The journal looks at the social world with a fresh vision enhanced by the basic and applied social sciences.)

Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology [Wiley] (sociocultural anthropology, social archaeology, sociolinguistics, ethnohistory, bio-physical anthropology—as well as for scholars of cognate disciplines—who are engaged in the critical study of social and cultural processes in Latin America and the Caribbean.)

Journal of Linguistic Anthropology [Wiley]  (Anthropology, Culture, Ethnography, Language, Society)

Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences [Wiley]. (The Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, international journal devoted to the scientific, institutional, and cultural history of the social and behavioral sciences. The journal publishes research articles, book and media reviews, and news and notes that cover the development of topics, concepts, events, and issues in the core disciplines of psychology, anthropology, sociology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis, economics, linguistics, communications, political science, medicine, health, and the neurosciences).

Museum Anthropology [Wiley] (Museum Anthropology, Anthropology, Museum, Heritage, Ethnography)

Oxford Journal of Archaeology [Wiley]

Political and Legal Anthropology Review: PoLAR [Wiley] (Anthropology, Law, Political Sciences)

Social Policy and Administration [Wiley] (Social Policy)

Transforming Anthropology [Wiley] (publication of the Association of Black Anthropologists, Transforming Anthropology advances scholarship across the four fields and beyond. We seek contributions that reflect the dynamic, transnational, and contested conditions of the social worlds, and work that pushes the boundaries of discipline and genre. The publication interrogates the contemporary and historical construction of social inequities based on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, nationality and other invidious distinctions. We remain committed to publishing material that generates dialogues among communities of scholars, activists, artists, and the people with whom they work.)

WIREs: Forensic Science (Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews) [Wiley] (Criminology)

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