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SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900

Publisher and Executive Editor :

Logan D. Browning

Volume:
Volume
61 (2021)
Frequency:
Frequency
Quarterly
SEL focuses on four fields of British literature in rotating, quarterly issues: English Renaissance, Tudor and Stuart Drama, Restoration and Eighteenth Century, and Nineteenth Century. The editors select learned, readable papers that contribute significantly to the understanding of British literature from 1500 to 1900. SEL is well known for the commissioned omnibus review of recent studies in the field that is included in each issue. In a single volume, readers might find an argument for attributing a previously unknown work to Shakespeare or de-attributing a famous work from Milton, a study...
SEL focuses on four fields of British literature in rotating, quarterly issues: English Renaissance, Tudor and Stuart Drama, Restoration and Eighteenth Century, and Nineteenth Century. The editors select learned, readable papers that contribute significantly to the understanding of British literature from 1500 to 1900. SEL is well known for the commissioned omnibus review of recent studies in the field that is included in each issue. In a single volume, readers might find an argument for attributing a previously unknown work to Shakespeare or de-attributing a famous work from Milton, a study of the connections between class and genre in the Restoration Theater, an interdisciplinary exploration of the art of the miniature and Fielding's novels, or a theoretical exposition of the "material sublime" in Romantic poetry written by women.
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Manuscripts submitted to SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900 should be submitted online at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sel

The editorial office, editors, and specialist reviewers will use the system for communication about submissions, reports, revisions, and decisions. The online process allows us to track submission and review processes more efficiently and to streamline workflow.

Please log on the Manuscript Central website. If you are a new user, you will first need to create an account to log onto the site. After logging on, use the Author Center to guide you through the steps to upload your manuscript and any additional files. For questions and a user guide, please click the “Get Help Now” button at the top right of every screen. Additional help is available through the Manuscript Central customer support team at 1-434-964-4100 or 1-888-503-1050.

In situations where electronic submission is difficult or unavailable, the editors will accept submissions via regular mail. Please contact the SEL office at 713-348-4697 or sel@rice.edu for specific guidelines.

Submission Guidelines

SEL invites historical and critical essays of moderate length (ca. 7,000 words not to exceed 8,000 words including endnotes) that contribute significantly to the understanding of English literature, 1500–1900. Typescripts should be double-spaced throughout, including inset quotations and endnotes, and should be prepared in conformity with The Chicago Manual of Style. 17th Edition. We prefer Times New Roman 12 pt. font.

We will not consider articles being simultaneously submitted elsewhere, nor will we print essays to appear in a book published within a year of scheduled publication by SEL. We encourage authors to submit a short cover letter and an abstract of 100 words or fewer with the article in the Manuscript Central system. The Author Center will prompt you to upload files for a cover letter, an abstract, or image files.

Receipt of manuscripts will be acknowledged by email. Editorial decisions often take a minimum of four months.

SEL only reviews books in a commissioned omnibus review that concludes each of our issues. We do not assign individual reviews.

For additional information, please feel to contact:

Leslie Marie Aguilar
Managing Editor
SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900
Rice University MS-46
407 Fondren Library
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
Tel: (713) 348-4697 | Fax: (713) 348-6245
www.sel.rice.edu

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

Peer Review Policy

SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900 invites historical and critical essays of moderate length (ca. 7,000 words not to exceed 8,000 words including endnotes) that contribute significantly to the understanding of English literature, 1500–1900. Submissions should be double spaced throughout, including inset quotations and endnotes, and should be prepared in conformity with the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. We will not consider articles being simultaneously submitted elsewhere, nor will we print essays to appear in a book published within a year of scheduled publication by SEL.

All manuscripts submitted to SEL should be submitted online at: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sel. The editorial office, editors, and specialist reviewers will use the system for communication about submissions, reports, revisions, and decisions. The online process allows us to track submission and review processes more efficiently and to streamline workflow. Submissions are vetted both in-house and through a blind peer review process. Editorial decisions often take four months. There is no deadline for revisions, which will undergo further review, and articles are accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information, please visit our website at www.sel.rice.edu.

Publisher and Executive Editor

Logan D. Browning

Editor Emeritus

Robert L. Patten

Diana Hobby Editorial Fellows

Paul Burch 
Brooke Clark 
Nina Elisabeth Cook 
Chaney Hill 
Sophia Martinez-Abbud 
Meredith McCullough 
Randi McInerney Mraovic 
Kelly McKisson 
Rowan Thando Morar 
Bren Ram 
Sam Fletcher Stoeltje 
Els W. Woudstra

Editorial Board

Paula Backscheider, Auburn University 
Ros Ballaster, Mansfield College, Oxford University 
Douglas S. Bruster, University of Texas at Austin 
Patrick Cheney, Pennsylvania State University 
Peter de Bolla, King's College, Cambridge University 
Heather Dubrow, Fordham University 
Katherine Eggert, University of Colorado Boulder 
Andrew Elfenbein, University of Minnesota 
Angela Esterhammer, University of Toronto 
Mary Favret, Johns Hopkins University 
Frances Ferguson, University of Chicago 
Kate Flint, University of Southern California 
Elaine Freedgood, New York University 
Barbara Fuchs,  University of California, Los Angeles 
Achsah Guibbory, Barnard College 
Coppélia Kahn, Brown University 
William J. Kennedy, Cornell University 
U. C. Knoepflmacher, Emeritus, Princeton University 
Jonathan Lamb, Vanderbilt University 
David Loewenstein, Pennsylvania State University​ 
Devoney Looser, Arizona State University 
Julia Reinhard Lupton, University of California-Irvine 
Thomas H. Luxon, Dartmouth College 
Peter J. Manning, State University of New York at Stony Brook 
Leah S. Marcus, Vanderbilt University 
Jerome J. McGann, University of Virginia 
Michael McKeon, Rutgers State University of New Jersey 
Felicity A. Nussbaum, University of California, Los Angele
Daniel O'Quinn, University of Guelph 
Curtis Perry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Adela Pinch, University of Michigan 
Anne Lake Prescott, Barnard College 
Tilottama Rajan, University of Western Ontario 
Allen Reddick, University of Zurich 
Debora K. Shuger, University of California, Los Angeles​ 
Meredith Skura, Rice University 
Bruce R. Smith, University of Southern California 
Patricia M. Spacks, Emerita, University of Virginia 
Gordon Teskey, Harvard University 
Valerie J. Traub, University of Michigan 
Herbert F. Tucker, Univeristy of Virginia 
Susan Wolfson, Princeton University

Send books for review to:

SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900
Rice University MS-46
Fondren Library
6100 Main Street
Houston TX 77005-1827

Please send book review copies to the address above. Review copies received by the Johns Hopkins University Press office will be discarded.

Abstracting & Indexing Databases

  • Clarivate Analytics
    • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    • Current Contents
    • Web of Science
  • De Gruyter Saur
    • Dietrich's Index Philosophicus
    • IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur
    • Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur
  • EBSCOhost
    • Academic Search Alumni Edition, 1/1/1975-12/31/1998
    • Academic Search Complete, 1/1/1975-12/31/1998
    • Academic Search Elite, 1/1/1975-12/31/1998
    • Academic Search Premier, 1/1/1975-12/31/1998
    • Academic Search: Main Edition, 1/1/1985-12/31/1998
    • Biography Index: Past and Present (H.W. Wilson), vol.25, 1985-vol.49, no.4, 2009
    • Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson), Oct.1983-
    • Current Abstracts, 1/1/2000-
    • Historical Abstracts (Online), 1/1/1999-
    • Humanities Index (Online), 1983/10-
    • Humanities International Complete, 1/1/1975-12/31/1998
    • Humanities International Index, 1/1/1975-12/31/1998
    • Humanities Source, 1/1/1975-12/31/1998
    • Humanities Source Ultimate, 1/1/1975-12/31/1998
    • International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text, 1/1/1999-
    • Literary Reference Center, 1/1/1975-12/31/1998
    • Literary Reference Center Plus, 1/1/1975-12/31/1998
    • Literary Reference Center: Main Edition, 1/1/1984-12/31/1998
    • MainFile, 1/1/1985-12/31/1998
    • MAS Complete, 1/1/1985-12/31/1998
    • MAS High Search: Main Edition, 1/1/1985-12/31/1998
    • MAS Ultra - School Edition (Magazine Article Summaries), 1/1/1985-12/31/1998
    • MasterFILE Complete, 1/1/1984-12/31/1998
    • MasterFILE Elite, 1/1/1985-12/31/1998
    • MasterFILE Premier, 1/1/1984-12/31/1998
    • MasterFILE: Main Edition, 1/1/1985-12/31/1998
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, 1/1/1975-12/31/1998
    • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale)
    • Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies
    • Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1983 (H.W. Wilson), 1965/03-1973/03
    • TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 1/1/1995-12/31/1998
  • Elsevier BV
    • Scopus, 2002-
  • Gale
    • Academic ASAP, 01/1987-
    • Book Review Index Plus
    • Gale Academic OneFile, 01/1987-
    • Gale Academic OneFile Select, 01/1987-
    • Gale General OneFile, 01/1987-
    • Gale in Context: College
    • Gale in Context: Elementary
    • Gale OneFile: High School Edition, 01/1987-
    • InfoTrac Custom, 1/1987-
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • Shakespeare Collection, 1/1987-
    • Student Resources in Context, 01/1987-
  • Gale In Context: Canada, 01/1987-
  • Gale in Context: High School
  • OCLC
    • ArticleFirst, vol.30, no.1, 1990-vol.51, no.4, 2011
    • Electronic Collections Online, vol.39, no.1, 1999-vol.51, no.4, 2011
    • Humanities Index (Online), 1983/10-
    • Periodical Abstracts, v.29, n.1, 1989-v.50, n.2, 2010
  • Personal Alert (E-mail)
  • ProQuest
    • Art, Design & Architecture Collection, 01/01/1989-
    • Arts & Humanities Database, 01/01/1989-
    • Arts Premium Collection, 1/1/1989-
    • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (Online), Selective
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • Periodicals Index Online
    • Professional ProQuest Central, 01/01/1989-
    • ProQuest 5000, 01/01/1989-
    • ProQuest Central, 01/01/1989-
    • Research Library, 01/01/1989-
    • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale)

Abstracting & Indexing Sources

  • Abstracts of English Studies   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Academic Index   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • MLA Abstracts of Articles in Scholarly Journals   (Ceased)  (Print)

Source: Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.

0.2 (2022)
0.2 (Five-Year Impact Factor)
0.00051 (Eigenfactor™ Score)

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"SEL, a leading journal in its field, is indispensable reading for those interested in frontier scholarship and criticism on English literature."
-J. Hillis Miller
Department of English & Comparative Literature
University of California, Irvine

"Of the important journals in my field(s)--journals like ELR, ELH, RQ, Representations--I thinkSEL is the one most committed to soliciting and printing good work by younger scholars at the graduate student and untenured faculty levels."
-Harry Berger Jr.
Emeritus Professor of Literature
University of California

"Since my introduction to SEL as a graduate student I've remained a faithful (and grateful) reader. I know of no critical essays that have been of greater value to me in understanding the trajectory of literary studies than the ones in SEL devoted to a review of recent scholarship."
-James Shapiro
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

". . . one of the few journals I consistently admire--and even read! Over these years of academic trends, it's kept its unique scholarly identity, becoming neither modish nor boring. The review essays alone are sensationally learned and helpful."
-Nina Auerbach
Department of English
University of Pennsylvania

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