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Children's Literature

Editor-in-Chief :

Lisa Rowe Fraustino, Hollins University

51 (2023)
Encouraging serious scholarship and research, Children's Literature publishes theoretically-based articles that address key issues in the field. Each volume includes articles, essays, and book reviews. Children's Literature is the annual publication of the Children's Literature Association (ChLA) and the Modern Language Association Division on Children's Literature.
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Journal Details

51 (2023)
Print: 0092-8208
Online: 1543-3374

Editorial correspondence should be addressed to:

The Editors
Children's Literature
Hollins University
P.O. Box 9677
Roanoke, VA 24020

Manuscripts submitted should conform to the style in this issue. Submission as an e-mail attachment (MS Word) is preferred. To facilitate anonymous review, the author’s name should not appear on the essay. Please provide full contact information in a separate document. Double-spacing should be used throughout text and notes.

The Hopkins Press Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found at the ethics-and-malpractice page.

Peer Review Policy

Children's Literature is the annual publication of the Children's Literature Association and the MLA Division on Children's Literature.

Essays submitted to Children's Literature should be original work that is not under review elsewhere. We will consider translations of previously published work, if the material is seen as useful for our readers. Submissions are initially reviewed by the editor. Strong submission are then sent to two reviewers. Both author and reviewers remain anonymous to each other throughout the process.

We publish theoretically-based articles that demonstrate an awareness of key issues and criticism in children’s literature. We typically require at least one round of revision in response to reviewers' comments; often published essays go through two or more rounds of revision. Accepted essay are edited by the editor, the JHUP copy-editor, and a proof reader. Authors can expect a twelve to twenty-four month time frame from first submission to publication.


Lisa Rowe FraustinoHollins University

Book Review Editor

Melissa Jenkins, Wake Forest University

Editorial Assistant

Lisa J. Radcliff, Hollins University

Children’s Literature Advisory Board

Janice M. Alberghene, Fitchburg State University  
Ruth B. Bottigheimer, SUNY at Stony Brook  
Elisabeth Rose Gruner, University of Richmond  
Margaret Higonnet, University of Connecticut  
U. C. Knoepflmacher, Princeton University  
Roderick McGillis, University of Calgary

Children’s Literature Association Officers 2016–2017

Kenneth Kidd, University of Florida, President  
Teya Rosenberg, Texas State University, Vice President/President-Elect  
Annette Wannamaker, Eastern Michigan University, Past President  
Gwen Athene Tarbox, Western Michigan University, Secretary  
Roberta Seelinger Trites, Illinois State University, Treasurer

Children’s Literature Association Board of Directors

Philip Nel, Kansas State University, 2014-2017  
Sara Schwebel, University of South Carolina, 2014-2017  
Marah Gubar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015-2018  
Joe Sutliff Sanders, Kansas State University, 2015-2018  
Eric L. Tribunella, University of Southern Mississippi, 2015-2018  
Thomas Crisp, Georgia State University, 2016-2019  
Elisabeth Gruner, University of Richmond, 2016-2019  
Jackie Horne, Independent Scholar, 2016-2019  
Nathalie op de Beeck, Pacific Lutheran University, 2016-2019

Send books for review to:  

Melissa Jenkins    
English Department    
Wake Forest University    
P.O. Box 7387    
Winston Salem, NC 27109-7387    

Email queries to:   

Review copies received by the Johns Hopkins University Press office will be discarded.

Abstracting & Indexing Databases

  • Clarivate Analytics
    • Web of Science
  • EBSCOhost
    • Biography Index: Past and Present (H.W. Wilson), vol.22, 1994-vol.38, 2010
    • Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson), 1988-
    • Education Research Complete, 1/1/1993-
    • Education Research Index, Jan.1993-
    • Education Source, 1/1/1993-
    • Humanities Abstracts (H.W. Wilson), 1/1/1988-
    • Humanities Index (Online), 1988/00-
    • Humanities International Complete, 1/1/1993-
    • Humanities International Index, 1/1/1993-
    • Humanities Source, 1/1/1988-
    • Humanities Source Ultimate, 1/1/1988-
    • Library & Information Science Source, 1/1/1972-1/1/1982
    • MasterFILE Complete, 1/1/1993-
    • MasterFILE Elite, 1/1/1993-
    • MasterFILE Premier, 1/1/1993-
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), 1/1/1988-
    • Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, 1/1/1993-
    • Professional Development Collection, 1/1/1993-
    • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale)
    • TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 1/1/1995-
  • Gale
    • Book Review Index Plus
    • Gale Academic OneFile
    • Gale Academic OneFile Select, 01/1989-
    • Gale General OneFile, 01/1989-
    • Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete, 01/1981-
    • Gale OneFile: Leadership and Management, 01/1981 -
    • InfoTrac Custom, 1/1981-
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
  • OCLC
    • ArticleFirst, vol.24, 1996-vol.39, no.1, 2011
    • Electronic Collections Online, vol.31, no.1, 2003-vol.39, no.1, 2011
    • Humanities Index (Online), 1988/00-
    • Periodical Abstracts, v.19, 1991-2011
  • ProQuest
    • Education Collection, 1/1/1991-
    • Education Database, 1/1/1991-
    • Literary Journals Index Full Text
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • Periodicals Index Online
    • Professional ProQuest Central, 01/01/1991-
    • ProQuest 5000, 01/01/1991-
    • ProQuest 5000 International, 01/01/1991-
    • ProQuest Central, 01/01/1991-
    • ProQuest Professional Education, 01/01/1991-
    • Research Library, 01/01/1991-
    • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale)
    • Social Science Premium Collection, 01/01/1991-
    • The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)

Abstracting & Indexing Sources

  • Children's Book Review Index   (Active)  (Print)
  • Children's Literature Abstracts   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • MLA Abstracts of Articles in Scholarly Journals   (Ceased)  (Print)

Source: Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.

0.4 (2022)
0.4 (Five-Year Impact Factor)
0.00007 (Eigenfactor™ Score)

Rank in Category (by Journal Impact Factor):
Note: While journals indexed in AHCI and ESCI are receiving a JIF for the first time in June 2023, they will not receive ranks, quartiles, or percentiles until the release of 2023 data in June 2024.

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Published annually in May

Readers include: Librarians, teachers, writers, scholars, and those interested in children's literature

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