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Back Issues

A free-to-read archive of some of the ECF back issues is now online.

Vol. 1.     Vol. 2.     Vol. 3.     Vol. 4.    Vol. 5.

Vol. 6.     Vol. 7.     Vol. 8.     Vol. 9.     Vol. 10.

Vol. 11.     Vol. 12.    Vol. 13.    Vol. 14.    Vol. 15.

Vol. 16.     Vol. 17.     Vol. 18.    Vol. 19.   Vol. 20.    Vol. 21.

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ECF back issues at UTP

Subscribe to ECF at the University of Toronto Press to access journal back issues; ECF vols. 20-current are online: Eighteenth-Century Fiction online, University of Toronto Press

ECF entire run on Project MUSE

Via institutional library subscription, read the entire run of ECF online at Project MUSE (a new issue is added every three months): Eighteenth-Century Fiction online at Project MUSE

Subscribe to the journal:

  • for print and individual e-subscriptions, visit the University of Toronto Press. Online subscriptions are always much cheaper than print. UTP also provides single institutional subscriptions.
  • for institutional e-subscriptions via a package, see Project MUSE.

Questions? Contact Jacqueline Langille, Managing Editor. E-mail:

Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Chester New Hall 421
McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W.
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4L9
Tel: 905-525-9140 x 27123 | Fax: 905-777-8316

ECF protocol with regards to publishing ECF journal articles online in institutional repositories:

ECF protocol: In order to ensure that authors can publish in ECF and still comply with their funders’ open-access requirements, the ECF editors have implemented the following policy.
An author may upload the accepted Eighteenth-Century Fiction article or essay document file to his or her own institutional online repository. The ECF editors ask that the date and place of publication of the finalized article be noted and that a link to the ECF website be included with the file that is uploaded to an institutional or disciplinary (subject) repository.
Link to ECF on Project MUSE
The ECF editors require that authors wait until after the date of publication of their articles in the journal Eighteenth-Century Fiction to post their accepted manuscripts to any institutional open-access repositories.
This ECF policy meets the Canadian Tri-Agency requirements on open access, 2017-18. / Cet aspect du protocole répond aux demandes de la « Politique des trois organismes sur le libre accès aux publications », 2017-18.

ECF authors are requested to sign a contract with Eighteenth-Century Fiction/McMaster University that states: Eighteenth-Century Fiction (ECF), McMaster University, obtains and owns the copyright on the contents of its journal. To clarify the rights of authors and ECF, and thus insure the protection of both, ECF requires that an author formally assign all rights to ECF before an article is published. Section 6 of the contract includes the right of the author to republish in certain forms: “We will accede to any request by the Author(s) to use part or all of their article in an article or in a book published under either the Author(s)’s exclusive authorship or editorship, provided that acknowledgment of its first appearance is made in a manner approved by ECF, and in such cases no fee for reprinting shall be payable to us.” For the complete text of a standard ECF article contract, please contact

NOTE to all ECF authors and book reviewers:
Please remember that is not an institutional repository; use only a link to ECF on Project MUSE and the abstract of your own ECF article for notices on about your recently published work. We thank you for your attention to this important matter.
Rappel: n’est pas un recueil institutionnel et n’offre pas d’accès libre. Veuillez ne pas télécharger votre article ECF sur ce site. Veuillez uniquement télécharger le lien vers ECF sur Project MUSE afin d’encourager vos lecteurs à trouver votre article. De plus, vous pouvez télécharger le résumé de votre article ECF pour les avis sur concernant les publications de votre copie. Pour plus d’informations à ce sujet, veuillez consulter le lien suivant: networking-site- is-not- an-open- access-repository/

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