American Literature is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Duke University Press. First started in 1929, every issue features articles on American authors from colonial to contemporary times. The journal articles are not limited to literature; they also feature many different types of American writing. There is no one theme or focus to the articles in the journal other than the overarching theme in American literature. American Literature has a broad focus, with writers that examine literature using many different schools of literary thought.
American Studies (AMSJ) is interdisciplinary journal that published quarterly by the Mid-America American Studies Association, with its first issue published in 1960. The journal has four sponsors: the Mid-American America Studies association, the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of American Studies, and KU Libraries. The journal aims to present controversial perspectives on a wide spread of topics. In special issues, the journal concentrates on a single topic. Overall, the journal is interested in publishing authors whose input differs from the status quo.
Children’s Literature is the annual publication of the Modern Language Association Division on Children’s Literature and the Children’s Literature Association. Since 1972, the Johns Hopkins University Press has published the journal, which can be accessed electronically through the Xavier Library. Working together in creating the journal, the MLA and the ChLA desires to encourage serious scholarship and research by publishing theoretically based articles that address key issues in the field.