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.

This is the first general issue since SSL 43.2; previous issues, including the special issues on Scottish-Russian Literary Relations since 1900 ( SSL 44.1) and Reworking Walter Scott ( SSL 44.2) remain available through the browse link on the left of this page.

Submissions are invited for future issues; information and guidance about submitting articles is given on the Aims and Scope page (linked on the left); further detail is given under Rights and Permissions. The journal is published both in digital and print format, with free full-text access for the entire journal run (vols. 1-45.1, 1963-2019). Since August 2012, the site has totaled well over 300,000 full-text article downloads. The link on this page for Print Subscriptions also provides information about three related series, Scottish Poetry Reprints, South Carolina Scottish Literature Studies, and an occasional series publishing special lectures.

As of January 2020, the digital SSL provides downloads only for individual items, discontinuing the option to download complete volumes. All articles have their own URLs and remain accessible through the search function on the right of this page, or from the volume/issue contents pages from the browse function. Library catalogers should note that the URLs for these volume/issue contents pages are noted in updated metadata pages for the discontinued links to full volumes.

Current Issue: Volume 45, Issue 1 (2019)

Front Matter


Preface to SSL 45.1
Patrick Scott and Tony Jarrells




A New Janet Hamilton Manuscript
Robert MacLean and Gerard Carruthers

Book Reviews

Back Matter