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Focus and Scope

The International Journal of Young Adult Literature (IJYAL) aims to foster new scholarship covering the theory, critical interpretation, literary history, and cultural production of young adult literature from all parts of the world. This journal acknowledges the growth of the field of YA and takes it seriously as a subject of literary enquiry. Areas covered include theoretical work, considerations of form, genre, theme or style, author studies, comparative analysis, explorations of reception and response, and publication histories. Young adult literature is understood in broad terms, and all research investigating the literary or narrative qualities of other popular forms or media is welcomed.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published annually online in the autumn/fall. Submissions are welcome at any point in the year, but the Editorial Team will circulate a call for papers with specific deadlines for each issue.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Archiving Policy

 The journal’s publisher, Fincham Press, is responsible for ensuring that the content is accessible. To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal is archived by Fincham Press, University of Roehampton. If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please email for support, or contact your server directly.


The International Journal of Young Adult Literature is kindly supported by Fincham Press and the Department of English and Creative Writing, University of Roehampton.

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