Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly

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ISSN: 0162-4962
E-ISSN: 1529-1456
Frequency: Quarterly

For over forty years, Biography has been an important forum for well-considered biographical scholarship. It features stimulating articles that explore the theoretical, generic, historical, and cultural dimensions of life writing; and the integration of literature, history, the arts, and the social sciences as they relate to biography. Each issue also offers insightful reviews, concise excerpts of reviews published elsewhere, an annual bibliography of works about biography, and listings of upcoming events, calls for papers, and news from the field.

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  • Editorial Board
  • Editors


    Cynthia G. Franklin, Center for Biographical Research (CBR), University of Hawai‘i

    Craig Howes, Center for Biographical Research (CBR), University of Hawai‘i

    L. Ayu Saraswati, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Hawaiʻi 

    John David Zuern, Center for Biographical Research (CBR), University of Hawai‘i

    Managing Editor

    Paige Rasmussen, University of Hawai‘i

    Book Review Editor

    Caroline Zuckerman, University of Hawaiʻi

  • Recent Articles
  • Editors' Notes
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    Shame, Trauma, and the Body After #MeToo: The Year in Australia
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    The Romantic Battle of Carlos Marighella: The Year in Brazil
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    "Sarah Polley Needs No Introduction": The Year in Canada
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    Micro Life in Macro History: The Year in China
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    Vientos de cambio: El año en Colombia / Winds of Change: The Year in Colombia
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    Did We Forget about Climate Change during the COVID-19 Pandemic? The Year in Denmark
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    The Visible and Invisible Lives of Kerstin Söderholm: The Year in Finland
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    Love's Labour's Regained: The Year in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    Responsibility and Confronting the Holocaust in Memoir: The Year in Hungary
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    The Maiden and the Patriarchy in Hlín Agnarsdóttir's Meydómur: The Year in Iceland
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    What Lies Beneath: The Year in Ireland
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    Gino Strada, An Italian Hero for World Medicine: The Year in Italy
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    Unfinished Bildungsroman: The Year in Korea
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    Autobiographical Verse, Demythologizing Motherhood: The Year in Lebanon
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    La lucha de todas: El año en México / The Struggle Belongs to All: The Year in Mexico
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    A New Portrait of William of Orange: The Year in the Netherlands
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    The War Diary of Józef Czapski: The Year in Poland
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    Between Inter-Imperial Pasts and the Neoliberal Present: The Year in Romania
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    An Afro-Caribbean in the Nazi Era: The Year in Sint Maarten
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    Collaboration and Testimony in Hermanito: The Year in Spain
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    Outlandish: The Year in the UK
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

    Desperation, Revenge, and Memoir: The Year in the US
    Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2024

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  • Unsolicited submissions to Biography are welcome. Texts should be double-spaced and approximately 5,000 to 10,000 words in length, including bibliography and endnotes. Biography is now using the eighth edition of the Modern Language Association (MLA) reference and works cited system. Authors are welcome to submit their essays to Biography following MLA’s guidelines, or they can use another style and reference system with which they are more comfortable. Please include a 50-word abstract and a biographical note of one or two sentences. All copyrights are held by the Biographical Research Center unless other arrangements are agreed upon.

    Biography follows a policy of double-anonymous submissions. Authors should email their essays to without their names appearing anywhere on or in the document. Until a final decision is reached, the identity of the author will not be revealed to outside readers or our acquisition editors.

    If an author is unable to anonymize their work without significantly interfering with their argument, they ought to include in a cover note to the managing editor with the submission a message stating that anonymizing the text was not possible. Biography will not be able to conduct double-anonymous peer review for these texts under these circumstances, but the managing editor will maintain a single-anonymous review, where the names of the text’s readers will be protected.

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  • Indexes
  • Articles appearing in Biography are indexed and/or abstracted in:

    Canada in Context, 09/1981-

    Clarivate Analytics–
    Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    Current Contents
    Web of Science

    De Gruyter Saur–
    Dietrich’s Index Philosophicus
    IBZ – Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen
    Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und
    Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur

    Academic Search Alumni Edition, 1/1/2001-
    Academic Search Complete, 1/1/2001-
    Academic Search Elite, 1/1/2001-
    Academic Search Premier, 1/1/2001-
    Academic Search: Main Edition, 1/1/2001-
    Advanced Placement Source, 1/1/2001-
    America: History and Life, 1/1/1978-
    Current Abstracts, 1/1/2001-
    Historical Abstracts (Online), 1/1/1978-
    Literary Reference Center, 1/1/2001-
    Literary Reference Center Plus, 1/1/2001-
    Literary Reference Center: Main Edition, 10/1/2004-
    MainFile, 1/1/2001-
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, 1/1/2001-
    TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 1/1/2001-

    Elsevier BV–
    Scopus, 1999-, 1986-1988, 1984, 1980-1982, 1978

    Academic OneFile, 01/2000-
    Advanced Placement Fine Arts and Music, 09/1981-
    Book Review Index Plus
    CPI.Q (Canadian Periodical Index), 01/2000-
    Expanded Academic ASAP, 12/2000-
    Fine Arts and Music Collection, 09/1981-
    General OneFile, 01/2000-
    General Reference Center, 09/1981-
    General Reference Center Gold, 09/1981-
    General Reference Centre International, 9/1981-
    InfoTrac Custom, 12/2000-
    InfoTrac Junior Edition, 03/2012-
    InfoTrac Student Edition, 06/1985-
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    Pop Culture Collection, 09/1981-
    Popular Magazines, 12/2000-
    Research In Context, 01/2000-
    Science in Context, 09/1981-
    Student Resources in Context, 09/1981-

    National Periodical Library–
    Guide to Social Work, Social Science and Religion in Periodical Literature (Online)

    ArticleFirst, vol.15, no.3, 1992-vol.34, no.2, 2011
    Electronic Collections Online, vol.20, no.2, 1997-vol.34, no.2, 2011

    Art, Design & Architecture Collection, 1/1/1996-
    Arts & Humanities Database, 1/1/1996-
    Arts Premium Collection, 1/1/1996-
    International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Core
    Literary Journals Index Full Text
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    Periodicals Index Online, 1/1/1978-10/1/2000
    Professional ProQuest Central, 01/01/1996-
    ProQuest 5000, 01/01/1996-
    ProQuest Central, 1/1/1996-
    Research Library, 01/01/1996-
    STEM Database, 1/1/1996-