Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

At the Edge is a peer-reviewed, open access online journal that showcases the work of emerging scholars, particularly in the field of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and culture, or on Romanticism very broadly defined.

At the Edge welcomes submissions from a wide variety of critical, theoretical, and interdisciplinary perspectives. In addition to essays that take more traditional approaches to literary and cultural research and writing, we strongly encourage innovative and creative forms of scholarly engagement that expand the genre of academic writing to reflect the changes and possibilities of publishing in a digital environment.

In order to foster an ongoing, participatory, and collaborative forum for our contributors and our readers, we also welcome reviews of recently published books and articles in the field, and especially reviews of the essays contained in our issues. Reviews may be formal, though readers are also welcome to engage in critical dialogue with our contributors using the built in reading tools.


Section Policies


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Publication Frequency

At the Edge will be published annually.


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.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


ISSN: 1923-4996