The First Decade with Routledge Journal of Postcolonial Writing

Journal of Postcolonial Writing

“The Journal of Postcolonial Writing this year celebrates its first decade with the publishers, Routledge, Taylor & Francis. This has been a bumper decade for the Journal of Postcolonial Writing which from the start filled a gap for scholars and students working in the field. The publishing infrastructure of Taylor & Francis has enabled the editors to streamline the editing process with an integrated online platform and to expand the journal's horizons by attracting new readers and contributors.

Next month the Journal of Postcolonial Writing (JPW) will celebrate the anniversary of its first decade with Taylor & Francis at the Postcolonial Studies Association (PSA) Conference, held at the University of Leicester from 7th - 9th September.” Janet Wilson and Chris Ringrose (co-editors)

Read more about the JPW 10th anniversary with Routledge here.

The following list of twenty articles represents the best and most popular from among those published in the Journal of Postcolonial Writing in the last five years. We are celebrating with free online access to all featured articles until the end of December 2015!

Simply click on the article titles below and start reading today.

Editors' Note on the First Decade of JPW with Routledge

Next month the Journal of Postcolonial Writing (JPW) will celebrate the anniversary of its first decade with Routledge, Taylor & Francis at the Postcolonial Studies Association (PSA) Conference, held at the University of Leicester from 7th - 9th September. This special occasion will be marked on the evening of 8th September with a welcome address by the founding editor Professor Janet Wilson and a lecture by the distinguished postcolonial critic Paul Gilroy on “Europe Otherwise: Mare Nostrum and the Banality of Good Competition”, followed by a reception. In honour of the special relationship between the PSA and JPW, the winner of the annual PSA/JPW Postgraduate Essay Competition will be announced by JPW editor, Lucienne Loh.

This has been a bumper decade for the Journal of Postcolonial Writing which from the start filled a gap for scholars and students working in the field. The publishing infrastructure of Taylor & Francis has enabled the editors to streamline the editing process with an integrated online platform and to expand the journal's horizons by attracting new readers and contributors. Indicators of our status as a leading journal are in our rapid growth: the editorial team has expanded from two to fourteen and the number of issues has increased from two to six per annum, while the showcasing through special issues and ‘special focus’ of themed topics or authors has helped promote new and emerging areas of study.

As evidence of the attention we are attracting, the Routledge Literature Facebook page currently has 7818 ‘likes’, our JPW Facebook page has 3540 ‘likes’ and the Journal is regularly promoted on Twitter. Also, Taylor & Francis are planning to launch ‘Interact’ which will improve the design of the journal article layout, incorporating Twitter and LinkedIn handles.

As coeditors we are constantly impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment of the teams and collaborators associated with the journal: the International Advisory Board members, the Taylor & Francis publishers, the reviewers and contributors, the professional associations like PSA and EACLALS, and the editors on the JPW board.

The journal owes its success to the support of these groups and individuals and we look forward to celebrating with many of them the achievements of this first glorious decade in Leicester on 8th September.

Janet Wilson and Chris Ringrose (co-editors)