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New Online Open Access Journal



The first volume of the European Journal of Life Writing will be launched on December 5th

The European Journal of Life Writing, published by the European section of the International Auto/Biography Association (IABA) and facilitated by VU University Library Amsterdam, is an open access journal with no article-processing charge. It provides immediate open access to its papers on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. 

Readers can register via the journals website in order to receive publication notifications and Calls for Papers at:
Working with volumes in stead of issues, the journal will be launched on December 5th, 2012.

The European Journal of Life Writing is interdisciplinary in its outlook and welcomes articles on life writing from a wide range of disciplinary fields: literary and cultural studies, history and sociology, anthropology and ethnology, philosophy and psychology, film and media studies. It cherishes all kinds of theoretical and methodological approaches to auto/biography and enhances their interaction. It also accommodates studies that relate to diverse aspects of ‘Europeanness’, ranging from the former metropolitan core to its putative margins – and beyond.

For more information please contact Journal manager Dr. Monica Soeting (, or VU University Library - account manager open access, Imke Limpens (

The publication of EJLW  has been made possible by a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), in cooperation with five foreign scientific partners, located in Mainz, Liverpool, Madrid, Vienna and Tartu.