About this Journal

International Research in Children’s Literature is essential reading for literary scholars in the field of children’s literature, especially those interested in applications of cultural and literary theories, comparative literatures, and the production and reception of children’s literature as a world literature. The study of children’s literature is an integral part of literary, cultural and media studies, and this scholarly journal, widely international in scope, addresses the diverse intellectual currents of this constantly expanding subject area.

The journal welcomes submissions from scholars in the field, both IRSCL members and others. Acceptance of papers is subject to rigorous international peer review and revision. The journal publishes four issues in a biennium: a general issue, a special themed issue, and two issues largely based on the most recent IRSCL Congress theme. IRCL is indexed by Thomson Reuters Arts and Humanities Citation Index and Current Contents/Arts & Humanities, by MLA and by the British Humanities Index.

Edinburgh University Press publishes International Research in Children’s Literature on behalf of the International Research Society for Children's Literature.

Editors and Editorial Board

Senior Editor

Roxanne Harde, University of Alberta, Canada

Executive Editor

Josh Simpson, University of Strathclyde, UK 

Reviews Editor

Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak, University of Wroclaw, Poland

Assistant Reviews Editor

Hazel Sheeky Bird, Newcastle University, UK

Production Assistant

Aline Frederico, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Advisory Board

Karen Chandler, University of Louisville, USA
Nina Christensen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Valerie Coghlan, independent scholar, Ireland
Macarena García González, Universidad Católica, Chile
Haifeng Hui, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Dianne Johnson, University of South Carolina, USA
Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, University of Tübingen, Germany
Lydia Kokkola, University of Oulu, Finland
Michelle Martin, University of Washington, USA
J. Elizabeth Mills, University of Washington, USA
Marek Oziewicz, University of Minnesota, USA
Sara Pankenier Weld, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Mavis Reimer, University of Winnipeg, Canada
John Stephens, Macquarie University, Australia
Lies Wesseling, ​​Maastricht University​, The Netherlands
Andrea Mei-Ying Wu, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Please send review copies to: Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Institute of English Studies
University of Wroclaw, ul. Kuźnicza 22, 50-138 Wroclaw, Poland, EU
Email: [email protected]

Society

The IRSCL is the longest established and leading international association of scholars promoting research into and the academic study of literature for children and young people. 

Founded in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1970, its official language is English but the literature studied may be in any language. IRSCL’s broad aims are: to promote academic research and scholarship into children's and youth literature, reading and related fields, present and past; to facilitate co-operation between researchers in different countries and in different branches of learning; and to enable researchers in different countries to exchange information, share discussion of professional and theoretical issues, and initiate and co-ordinate research. 

The focal event in the IRSCL programme is the Biennial International Congress, held in university cities and campuses around the world. The most recent conference, in 2007,took place at Kyoto in Japan; and articles based on the congress theme, ‘Power and Children’s Literature: Past, Present and Future’, will be published in the inaugural issues of the society’s new journal: International Research in Children’s Literature. IRSCL also encourages research and publication through a number of awards, some for early career researchers, some for distinguished and prominent scholars. 

An update on the journal, together with the story so far from the editorial team, can be found here

The IRSCL has members from the following countries:

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Canada
China
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea
Lebanon
Malaysia
Namibia
New Zealand
Northern Ireland
Norway
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Republic of Korea
Romania
Russia
Scotland
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
The Netherlands
Tunisia
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States

Please visit www.irscl.com for further information and to join the International Research Society for Children's Literature.

Indexing

International Research in Children’s Literature is abstracted and indexed in the following:

  • Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)
  • ANVUR
  • ArticleFirst
  • Australian Research Council ERA 2012 Journal List
  • British Humanities Index (BHI)
  • British Library Zetoc
  • BrowZine
  • CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • cnpLINKer
  • Current Contents®/Arts & Humanities
  • EBSCO A-to-Z
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH PLUS)
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • Literary Reference Center Plus
  • Meta Indexing
  • MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • Publication Forum (JuFo)
  • ReadCube Discover
  • Researcher
  • Scopus
  • Summon
  • TDNet
  • TOC Premier
  • Web of Science/Arts and Humanities Citation Index®
  • WorldCat Discovery

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