About this Journal
Eighteenth-Century Fiction (ECF) is an international, peer-reviewed quarterly published in French and English devoted to the critical and historical investigation of literature and culture of the period 1660-1820. The ECF editors solicit a variety of approaches on a wide range of relevant cultural materials, publishing essays that conceive of fiction broadly and expand the frameworks of critical, historical, and theoretical discussion. Please visit the following "Reviews" link for the latest ECF book reviews. Reviews Free to Read.
Since the journal's inception, Eighteenth-Century Fiction (ECF) editors have focused on publishing the best scholarship on the early novel, concentrating on the period 1700-1800. Articles are published in both English and French in order to provide a venue for important new scholarship in this field that is regularly produced in both languages. Articles about the fiction of other languages are welcomed, and comparative studies are particularly encouraged. ECF publishes scholarly articles and book reviews from Canada and around the world, including contributors from Australia, New Zealand, the US, the UK, and France, among others, and its editorial board reflects this international commitment.
ECF is generously supported by the McMaster University Faculty of Humanities and the Department of English and Cultural Studies, and by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
January 2012: The Council of Editors of Learned Journals/CELJ selected ECF as the recipient of the 2011 CELJ Voyager Award. Long-time editorial board member Deidre Lynch represented ECF at a special CELJ awards ceremony, during the annual MLA convention, on Thursday, 5 January 2012. The CELJ presenters mentioned the quality and originality of ECF's contributions to eighteenth-century studies, stressing the journal's interdisciplinarity.
The Voyager Award recognizes excellence in any journal, in any humanities discipline, covering the period between 1500 and 1800. This award is the second honour that the CELJ has given Eighteenth-Century Fiction: ECF was named the runner-up in the "Best Special Issue" category of the 2007 CELJ competition for the "War/La Guerre" issue (Fall-Winter 2006-7, vol. 19, no.1–2).
ECF has been accepted for indexing in Thomson Reuters Web of ScienceSM, the largest and one of the most comprehensive citation indices available. Eighteenth-Century Fiction is covered in Arts and Humanities Citations Index® and Current Contents®/Arts & Humanities. Visit Web of Science. ECF is also indexed in EBSCO Academic Search Elite, Academic Search Premier, American Humanities Index (AHI), Canadian Reference Centre, Electronic Journals Service, Historical Abstracts Humanities Index; Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL); Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA); China Education Publications Import & Export Corporation (CEPIEC); CrossRef; Microsoft Academic Search; Google Scholar; Project MUSE; Swetswise Online Content; Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.
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CONTACT: The Editor, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, McMaster University, CNH-421, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4L9; tel. (905) 525-9140, ext. 27123; fax (905) 777-8316; . See General Submission Rules.
Editors: Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins –
Peter Walmsley –
Managing Editor: Jacqueline Langille –