Aims & Scope
Eighteenth-Century Fiction (ECF), entering its 25 publishing year in 2012, leads international publication of scholarship on the early novel and is the only quarterly devoted to eighteenth-century fiction. Publishing an average of 22-24 articles a year in four issues, including one highly illustrated special issue, the editors exercise a rigorous peer review of submissions and also solicit reviews of relevant books. Please visit the following "Reviews" link for the latest ECF book reviews. Reviews Free to Read.
Since the journal's inception, the ECF editors have focused on publishing the best scholarship on the early novel, concentrating on the period 1700-1800. We also consider submissions on late seventeenth-century or early nineteenth-century materials or topics, particularly when they are discussed in connection with some aspect of the eighteenth century. In its early years, ECF published mostly formalist scholarship on canonical authors. Since 2003, in consultation with the McMaster community, the journal's editorial board members, and other scholars in the field, we have expanded the editorial vision of ECF to reflect changes in the discipline. We now actively solicit and strive to publish a variety of approaches on a wide range of cultural materials.
The journal's editorial team publishes articles in both French and English in order to provide a venue for important new scholarship in this field that is regularly produced in both languages. Furthermore, as a journal with an editorial board that reflects an international commitment, we publish scholarly articles and book reviews from Canada and around the world, including contributors from Australia, New Zealand, the USA, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, South Korea, and Japan.
Publishing electronically as well as in print has dramatically increased the readership of ECF: in October 2001, we went online with the research database hub of EBSCO Information Services; in October 2006, we became available on the intimate and focused hub of Project MUSE; and in January 2008, we began offering single electronic subscriptions (both institutional and individual) through our subscription agent, the University of Toronto Press.
Editors: Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins –
Peter Walmsley –
Managing Editor: Jacqueline Langille –
Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Chester New Hall 421
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