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Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Editor :

Joseph Michael Sommers, Central Michigan University

48 (2023)
Children's Literature Association Quarterly publishes first-rate scholarship in children's literature studies. Each issue features an editorial introduction, juried articles about research and scholarship in children's literature, and book reviews. The Quarterly is available to members of the Children's Literature Association (ChLA) as a benefit of membership.
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Journal Details

48 (2023)
Print: 0885-0429
Online: 1553-1201

The editors of the ChLA Quarterly will consider scholarly articles on all aspects of children’s literature at any time. Articles submitted for publication should be 20-25 pages in length and should conform to MLA style. Please send completed essays by e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format to

Please also submit electronically a cover sheet indicating the author's name and address. Identifying information should appear at no other place in the essay. For all submissions, please double-space all texts, notes, and bibliography; do not justify right margins or use a footnote/endnote program.

We will not consider work that is under submission elsewhere or that has been published previously. The Quarterly uses a double-anonymous evaluation system: we will not share the identity of the author with the readers, nor the readers’ identities with the author.

Books for review should be sent directly to the book review editor:

Mark I. West
English Department
UNC - Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28223

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

Peer Review Policy

The Children’s Literature Association Quarterly’s policies on submission are as follows: The journal accepts original work only (no reprints) and asks submitters to confirm that the essay in question is not under consideration at any other venue, although revised versions of portions of dissertation chapters are acceptable if the piece has not been published elsewhere. Normally the journal publishes only scholarly articles rather than interviews, short pieces, etc.; any exceptions to this policy are generated by the editors rather than by contributors sending unsolicited work.

All submissions are read by the editor and associate editors and assessed for suitability. Weak or unsuitable submissions receive an editorial report as part of the rejection email. Potentially publishable submissions undergo a double-blind peer review process with two outside reviewers. Articles are assessed for originality, value of contribution to the field, and quality of writing. Reviewers are asked to recommend either acceptance, acceptance with revisions, revision and resubmission, or rejection. “Acceptance with revisions” typically involves a clearance read from one or both of the original readers. “Revision and resubmission” involves sending out the revised manuscript to two readers, possibly but not necessarily the original ones. In all cases, the journal asks reviewers to complete their reports within four weeks of their receipt of the manuscript, with the aim being to advise the contributor of the editors’ decision within three months from the date of submission. Typically, an accepted article would see print between twelve and eighteen months from submission or resubmission.

Accepted articles undergo final approval and initial copy editing at the hands of the editor, with a second round of editing done by JHUP’s professional copy editor. Authors review both rounds of edits and the first proofs; revised proofs are reviewed by the editors only.


Joseph Michael Sommers, Central Michigan University

Associate Editors

Sonya Sawyer Fritz, University of Central Arkansas 
Amanda M. Greenwell, Central Connecticut State University 
Krystal Howard, California State University-Northridge

Book Review Editor

Mark I. West, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Editorial Assistant

Sierra Clark, Truman State University

Editorial Consultants

David Donkor, Texas A&M University 
Monica Flegel, Lakehead University 
Lisa Rowe Fraustino, Eastern Connecticut State University 
Allison Giffen, Western Washington University 
Marnina Gonick, Mount Saint Vincent University 
Michael Howarth, Missouri Southern State University 
Zoe Jaques, University of Cambridge 
Kim Kattari, Texas A&M University 
Jo Keroes, San Francisco State University 
Meena Khorana, Morgan State University 
Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, University of Tübingen 
Gillian Lathey, University of Roehampton 
Rose Lovell-Smith, University of Auckland 
Julia Mickenberg, University of Texas at Austin 
Emer O’Sullivan, Leuphana University of Lüneburg 
Eric Tribunella, University of Southern Mississippi 
Annette Wannamaker, Eastern Michigan University 
Christine Wilkie-Stibbs, Warwick University

Children's Literature Association Officers 2020-2021

Thomas Crisp, Georgia State University, President 
Elizabeth Rose Gruner, University of Richmond, Vice-President/President-Elect 
Karen Chandler, University of Louisville, Past President 
Eric L. Tribunella, University of Southern Mississippi, Treasurer 
Maude Hines, Portland State University, Secretary

Children’s Literature Association Board of Directors

Michelle Pagni Stewart, Mt. San Jacinto College 
Scott Pollard, Christopher Newport University 
Derritt Mason, University of Calgary 
Chris McGee, Longwood University 
Lara Saguisag, City University of New York Staten Island 
Althea Tait, SUNY Brockport 
Naomi Hamer, Ryerson University 
Cristina Rhodes, Shippensburg University 
Angel Daniel Matos, Bowdoin University 
Victoria Ford Smith, University of Connecticut

Books for review should be sent directly to the Book Review Editor:

Mark I. West
English Department
UNC - Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28223

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

Abstracting & Indexing Databases

  • Clarivate Analytics
    • Web of Science
  • EBSCOhost
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale)
    • Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies
  • Gale
    • Book Review Index Plus
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
  • OCLC
    • ArticleFirst, vol.18, no.4, 1994-vol.36, no.4, 2011
    • Electronic Collections Online, vol.30, no.1, 2005-vol.36, no.4, 2011
  • ProQuest
    • Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database, 4/1/2004-, dropped
    • Library & Information Science Collection, 04/01/2004-
    • Library Science Database, 04/01/2004-
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • Professional ProQuest Central, 04/01/2004-
    • ProQuest 5000, 04/01/2004-
    • ProQuest Central, 04/01/2004-
    • Research Library, 04/01/2004-
    • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale)
    • SciTech Premium Collection, 4/1/2004-, dropped
    • Social Science Premium Collection, 04/01/2004-
    • Technology Collection, 4/1/2004-, dropped

Abstracting & Indexing Sources

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

Source: Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.

0.1 (2022)
0.3 (Five-Year Impact Factor)
0.00042 (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 quarterly in Spring, Summer, and Winter

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

Print circulation: 682

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