Focus and Scope

Studies in Gothic Fiction is devoted to the study of Gothic from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to the present day. The journal is not limited to literary studies, and encourages the publication of articles on other Gothic-related media, such as film, television, and video games. It is also interested in the relationship between Gothic and the arts, such as theatre, music, and other visual arts.

Publication Frequency

Articles and other content are published as part of an issue with its own Table of Contents.

Studies in Gothic Fiction is a bi-annual publication. The first issue is published in late spring, and the second issue is published in late autumn.

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.

Journal Archiving

The journal’s publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

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  • DOAJ registration will be completed for our journals on an individual basis as soon as possible.
  • To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal utilises the Portico service to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.
  • Journal content is also made available via Cardiff University’s institutional repository, ORCA.

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Studies in Gothic Fiction is supported by National University.

Journal History

The journal was founded and initially edited by Dr. Franz Potter, Associate Professor at the National University, in San Diego, USA. Dr. Potter assembled a strong editorial board team, and three volumes (two issues each) were published under his management. The journal was initially hosted by Zittaw Press, but the partnership ended in 2013. Our journal is currently supported by the National University, and is available online for free. At the end of 2014, Dr. Potter stepped down as editor and Dr. Enrique Ajuria Ibarra took over his duties. Studies in Gothic Fiction aims to cover the wide range of themes and periods of interest to Gothic scholars: from the origins of Gothic fiction to our present day in literature, the arts, and the media.