American Periodicals

A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography

About the Journal

*** American Periodicals is seeking a new editorial team–proposals due 12/2/14 ***

American Periodicals, the official publication of the Research Society for American Periodicals, is devoted exclusively to scholarship and criticism relating to American magazines and newspapers of all periods. It includes essays, notes, reviews, bibliographies, and histories on all aspects of American periodicals, from the earliest 18th-century magazines to the 21st-century ‘zines and e-journals.

American Periodicals invites submissions of scholarly essays on any aspect of American periodicals (magazines, newspapers, and other periodical publications), from the beginning of American culture to the present. Submissions that treat such topics as the editorial policy, financing, production, readership, design, illustration, and circulation of one or more periodicals are welcome, as are those that explore the position of American periodicals within the broader culture. In particular, we wlecome articles that, like the periodicals themselves, cross the boundaries of several disciplines and explore the complex ways that periodicals have shaped, and have been shaped by, American culture. Book reviews, bibliographies, and notes of professional interest will be included.






Modern Language Association International Bibliography, Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory, Communications Abstracts: An International Information Service, and Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life