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Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry moving to new ‘open access’ publication model

We are delighted to announce that all research articles accepted for publication in the Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry from 11 August will be ‘open access’; published with a Creative Commons licence and freely available to read online (see the journal’s Open Access Options page for available licence options).

The costs of open access publication will be covered through agreements between the publisher and the author’s institution, payment of APCs by funding bodies, or else waived entirely, ensuring every author can publish and enjoy the benefits of OA. Please see the journal’s Open Access Options page for instructions on how to request an APC waiver. See this FAQ for more information. 

  • ISSN: 2052-2614 (Print), 2052-2622 (Online)
  • Editor: Ato Quayson Stanford University, USA
  • Editorial board
The Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry is a new peer-review journal that aims to deepen our grasp of postcolonial literary history, while enabling us to stay comprehensively informed of all critical developments in the field. The journal provides a forum for publishing research covering the full spectrum of postcolonial critical readings and approaches, whether these center on established or lesser known postcolonial writers or draw upon fields such as Modernism, Medievalism, Shakespeare and Victorian Studies that have hitherto not been considered central to postcolonial literary studies, yet have generated some of the best insights on postcolonialism. The journal aims to be critically robust, historically nuanced, and will put the broadly defined areas of literature and aesthetics at the center of postcolonial exploration and critique.

Cambridge Literature blogs

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Ato Quayson - on 'Tragedy in Postcolonial Literature'