About the Journal

About the Journal

While Young Adult Literature is a field bursting with vitality for writers, readers, publishers, and teachers, it's time for scholarship in the form of critical studies and empirical research to closely examine the explosion of YA literature. Focusing on the scholarship of Young Adult Literature, Study and Scrutiny is a peer-reviewed journal, published biannually. 

Publication Frequency

Study and Scrutiny: Research on Young Adult Literature will be published biannually.

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.

Works published in Study & Scrutiny will be distributed under a Creative commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (CC BY-NC). By granting a CC BY-NC license in their work, authors retain copyright ownership of the work, but they give explicit permission for others to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the work, as long as the original source and author(s) are properly cited (i.e. a complete bibliographic citation and link to the S&S website), and the re-use of the work is not for commercial purposes. No permission is required from the author(s) or the publishers for such use. According to the CC BY-NC license, any reuse or redistribution must indicate the original CC BY-NC license terms of the work. 

Exceptions to the application of the CC BY-NC license may be granted at the editors’ and or authors’ discretion. Such exceptions should be granted in writing; in the absence of a written exception, the CC BY-NC license will be applied to all published works. 

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