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AboutThe Walt Whitman Quarterly Review is a literary quarterly sponsored by the Graduate College and the Department of English and published by The University of Iowa. WWQR is the official journal of the Walt Whitman Studies Association, affiliated with the American Literature Association. Beginning with volume 33, no. 1 (Summer 2015) the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review has become an open-access, online-only publication.
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The Walt Whitman Quarterly Review is an open access, online literary quarterly journal. This means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution Unlike many open-access publications, WWQR does not charge any author fees. This does not mean that the journal does not have any associated costs. WWQR is sponsored by the Graduate College and the Department of English and published by The University of Iowa.
This journal is a quarterly publication; four issues are published each year in Winter, Spring, Fall, and Summer. Occasionally WWQR publishes special double issues.