Journals consist mainly of articles written by scholars and researchers, reporting in detail on their original research, and "peer reviewed" by other experts before they’re published. Most are published by professional or academic organizations.
Comparative Literature Studies publishes comparative articles in literature and culture, critical theory, and cultural and literary relations within and beyond the Western tradition. It brings you the work of eminent critics, scholars, theorists, and literary historians, whose essays range across the rich traditions of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. One of its regular issues every two years concerns East-West literary and cultural relations and is edited in conjunction with members of the College of International Relations at Nihon University. Each issue includes reviews of significant books by prominent comparatists.
Identifying the best academic journals in literature is not an easy task. Here are a few quick tips on how to proceed:
1. Go the Yale Library main page and follow the path to Online Journals & Newspapers. Then click on Subjects, select Arts & Humanities and, finally, click on Literature or Language & Linguistics (if you want to find journals in literature). Unfortunately, there is no way to further sort the findings by field (cf. comparative literature) or by language (cf. journal in French, Italian, English, Spanish, etc.).
3. In WorldCat, select Advanced Search and enter author's name (last, first) as a Subject term and Limit type to: Serial Publications. Example: Search for: Montaigne as Subject and Limit type to: serial publications.
4. Check related Guide to Comparative Literature such as this one, or a Website (e.g. ENTR'REVUES) - for e.g., if you are looking for resources in French.
5. Search the following Web resources:
6. Do the following search in Orbis:
7. To search for journals on a specific author in Orbis, use Advanced Search. Search in: Subject - for an author's name (last, first); and search in Subject - for periodicals.
search for Voltaire; search in Subject
search for periodicals; serach in Subject
Here are some important journals in comparative literature:
Here you can find some Special interest/period-related journals