Focus and Scope

Narrative Works (ISSN: 1925-0622) is an online, peer-reviewed, open-access, interdisciplinary journal committed to exploring the complex role of narrative in countless aspects of human life. Just as narratives commonly concern many topics at once (emotions, relationships, beliefs, etc.), so “narrative” itself can be understood in numerous ways–in terms, for instance, of narrative theory, narrative inquiry, narrative analysis, or narrative practice. For such reasons, scholarship on narrative often reflects, and connects, a wide range of academic disciplines and professional fields. Disciplines represented in Narrative Works include, but are not limited to, psychology, sociology, anthropology, gerontology, literary studies, gender studies, cultural studies, religious studies, social work, education, healthcare, ethics, theology, and the arts.

Articles appearing in Narrative Works concern a range of contexts, topics, and themes; employ a variety of approaches and methodologies; and represent individual or collaborative work by theorists, researchers, or practitioners. Whatever the discipline or approach, however, the articles explore in some way the narrative complexity of human life, display a sound theoretical foundation, reflect a good grasp of recent and relevant narrative scholarship, and are accessible to readers who are not specialists in the writer's discipline.

Peer Review Process

Articles submitted for publication in Narrative Works will be sent (with all identifying information removed) to at least two reviewers with appropriate expertise. Reviewers will recommend that the article be published, published with specific revisions, or not published. Authors will be sent a copy of the reviewers’ comments, with all identifying information removed.

Publication Frequency

Narrative Works is published twice a year, in spring and fall.

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.

Sources of Support

  • Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Narrative
  • Érudit

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