Founding Editor (vols. 1–36): G. Ross Roy, University of South Carolina
Editor (from vol. 37): Patrick Scott, University of South Carolina
Editor (from vol. 37): Tony Jarrells, University of South Carolina

Studies in Scottish Literature, founded in 1963 and based at the University of South Carolina since 1965, was the first refereed scholarly journal in its field, and remains among the top Scottish literature journals internationally, publishing new research and critical debate on all periods of Scottish literature. Submissions are invited for future issues; please consult the Aims and Scope page before submitting. The journal is currently published twice a year, in both digital and print format, with free full-text access for the entire journal run (vols. 1-43:1, 1963-2017). Since the first tranche of digitized volumes was released in August 2012, over a quarter of a million full-text articles have been downloaded. The link on this page for Print Subscriptions also provides information about two related series, Scottish Poetry Reprints and South Carolina Scottish Literary Studies.

NOTE: Please scroll down this page to find later sections of this unusually long issue. The main sections are: 1. the SSL Debate or Symposium about the recent BBC Poll for "Scotland's Favourite Novel?," with 18 short contributions, guest-edited by Willy Maley; 2. five full-scale articles, on Gavin Douglas, James Beattie, Robert Burns, Tom Scott, and Anne Marie Di Mambro; 3. an SSL Research Symposium, with four papers on New Developments in Robert Burns Bibliography, guest-edited by Gerard Carruthers and Robert Betteridge; 4. two shorter notes, on a 17th century poem and on Digital Resources for Scottish Neo-Latin Writing; and 5. book reviews.

Current Issue: Volume 43, Issue 2 (2017)

Front Matter


Preface to SSL 43:2
Patrick G. Scott and Anthony Jarrells



Matthew Fitt, But n Ben A-Go-Go (2000)
Caroline McCracken-Flesher



Book Reviews

Back Matter