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Journals and journal articles

Journals (also known as periodicals or serials) are published on a regular basis (e.g. weekly or monthly). 

Each journal issue contains a number of articles, written by different authors. Individual issues published over a period of one year are often bound together into a volume. Journals differ in quality and reputation; peer reviewed journals are usually regarded as high quality. 

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Key Journals for English Literature and Creative Writing

American Literary History
Online 1989 to present
Ariel: a Review of International English Literature
Print 2006 to present
Online 1970 to present
C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writings
Online 2016 to present (open access)
Canadian Literature: a Quarterly of Criticism and Review
Online 2001 to present
Contemporary Women's Writing
Online 2007 to present
Critical Inquiry
Print 2006 to present
Online 1974 to 2012
Critical Quarterly
Print 1996 to 2015
Online 1990 to present
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction
Online 1952 - 1954, 1956, 1958 to present
Dark Horse: Scotland's Transatlantic Poetry Magazine
Print 2017 to present
Essays in Criticism
Online 1951 to present
Gothic Studies
Online 1999 to present
Interventions: The International Journal of Postcolonial Studies
Print 2006 to present
Online 1998 to present
Jamaica Journal
Print 2010 to 2016
Online 1968 to 2010
Journal of Commonwealth Literature
Online 1971 to 1998, 1999 to present
Journal of Postcolonial Writing
Online 2005 to present
Journal of Screenwriting
Online 2010 to present
Journal of Writing in Creative Practice
Online 2007 to present
Life Writing
Online 2004 to present
Magma Poetry
Online 1996 to present (open access)
Modern Fiction Studies
Online 1955 to present
Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings
Print 2012 to present
Mslexia: for Women Who Write
Print 2017 to present
Online 2002 to present
New Literary History
Online 1969 to present
New Writing: International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing
Online 2004 to present
The North: a Magazine of Poems, Articles, Reviews and Features
Print 2017 to present
Paragraph: A Journal of Modern Critical Theory
Print 2006 to present
Online 1998 to present
PN Review [Poetry Nation]
Online 1998 to present
Poetics Today
Online 1979 to present (1 year delay)
Poetry Review
Print 2017 to present
Sexualities: Studies in Culture and Society
Online 1998 to present
Shearsman Magazine: for the Best in Contemporary Poetry
Online 2005 to present (open access)
Twentieth Century Literature: A Scholarly and Critical Journal
Online 1955 to present
Victoriographies: Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-1914
Print 2011 to 2016
Online 2011 to 2017
Victorian Studies
Online 1974 to present
Online 1997 to present
Women: a Cultural Review
Online 1997 to present