Journal of Inklings Studies (Journal)

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Journal of Inklings Studies

The Journal of Inklings Studies provides a forum for rigorous academic engagement with the thought of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, and their intellectual and literary peers and forebears. In this way, it seeks to contribute to the reception of these thinkers in theology, philosophy, and literary studies, both in the UK and worldwide.

The Journal of Inklings Studies is a collaboration of the Oxford University C.S. Lewis Society, the Charles Williams Society, the Owen Barfield Literary Estate, and the G.K. Chesterton Library. It is fully peer-reviewed and indexed in the MLA.

The Journal of Inklings Studies appears twice annually (April and October) in print and electronic formats. Subscribers have access to the full electronic archive both of JIS and of its predecessor, The C.S. Lewis Chronicle. In addition, the full archive of book reviews of both JIS and the Chronicle is on open access as a service to the growing community of Inklings readers and scholars.

Founding General Editor
Period2010 → …
Type of journalJournal


  • C.S. Lewis
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Charles Williams
  • Owen Barfield