About this journal

The Walt Whitman Quarterly Review (ISSN: 0737-0679 (Print), 2153-3695 (Online), ISSN-L 0737-0679) was founded in 1983 as a successor to the Walt Whitman Review (ISSN 0043-017X), which was itself the successor to the Walt Whitman Newsletter, founded in 1955 by Gay Wilson Allen. WWQR was co-edited by William White, former editor of the Walt Whitman Review, and Ed Folsom until 1990, when Folsom became the sole editor.

As of v.33 (2015), all issues of WWQR are available freely online.

The Walt Whitman Quarterly Review office is located in the English-Philosophy Building at the University of Iowa.

E-mail: wwqr@uiowa.edu

Please address all correspondence to:
Walt Whitman Quarterly Review
Department of English
The University of Iowa
308 English Philosophy Bldg.
Iowa City, IA 52242-1492

The image of Walt Whitman is from the frontispiece of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, courtesy of the Special Collections Department, The University of Iowa Libraries.

Indexing Information

WWQR is indexed by:

  • Humanities International Complete
  • Humanities International Index
  • Humanities Source
  • Literature Online (LION), v.28:1/2 (Summer 2010)–
  • MLA International Bibliography v.6:1 (Summer 1988)–
  • Periodicals Index Online, v.1, n.1, (June 1983)-v.18:4, (Spring 2001)
  • Scopus, v.27:1/2 (2007)–
  • Walt Whitman Archive
  • Web of Knowledge Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Complete metadata for all articles in Journal, including DOIs, is available via OAI. See our policy regarding use and reuse of our metadata.

Current Bibliography of Whitman scholarship

Our Current Bibliography of Whitman scholarship, published in each issue of WWQR, is now searchable as a single database, covering articles, books, and chapters of books written about Whitman from 1975 to the present. Most entries are annotated. A searchable database as part of the Walt Whitman Archive.

Ed Folsom prepared the bibliographies from 1985 to the present. Bibliographies from 1975 to 1985 were prepared by William White and revised and supplemented by Ed Folsom. During the summer of 2000, Jon Miller oversaw major revisions and coordinated work by Todd Diehl, Margaret Loose, and Matthew Miller. Matthew Miller oversaw the creation of the database. To report errors and omissions, contact wwqr@uiowa.edu.

1855 Census

Information about the 1855 Census of first editions of Leaves of Grass can be found in v.24 no.2.

The full text is freely available immediately; there is no embargo period. Authors will receive monthly emails providing the count of downloads of their articles. Download counts are displayed for each article. There are no article submission charges nor article processing charges (APC) to publish. COUNTER usage statistics are not available.

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. The journal allows readers to read, download, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Any other use, including distributing non-commercially, must be approved by the author.

Author Charges

There are no article submission charges nor article processing charges (APC) to publish.

Usage Information

Download counts are displayed for each article. COUNTER usage statistics are not available.

Preservation Status

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review is preserved in Portico, the CLOCKSS Archive, and the LOCKSS Archive.

Prior to v.33, the current year of the journal was available to subscribers, with older content being open access. Institutional subscriptions were for the calendar year. Institutions that cancelled their subscriptions would retain access to all restricted issues until the issues covered by the subscription become open access.

Prior to September 2021, this title was hosted in Digital Commons software. That site is available in the Internet Archive.


Walt Whitman Quarterly Review is hosted by the University of Iowa Libraries.

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