International Society for Humor Studies

HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research


About the Journal, HUMOR

The Society's journal, HUMOR, provides an interdisciplinary forum for the publication of high-quality articles on humor as an important and universal human faculty. Contributions include theoretical papers, original research reports, scholarly debates, short notes, book reviews, and letters to the editors. The journal is currently published by Mouton deGruyter, and all submissions are peer reviewed. A sample journal and the contents of past volume are available on the Humor page of Mouton deGruyter's website. Subscribers to the electronic version of HUMOR can access their copies of the journal at DeGruyter's Online

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Articles & Reviews

Since 1988, HUMOR has published over 500 articles and book reviews. The following is a sampling of some of the articles from Volumes 21 & 22, published in 2008 and 2009:

Disparagement Humor: A Theoretical and Empirical Review of Psychoanalytic,
Superiority, and Social Identity Theories

Mark A. Ferguson and Thomas E. Ford


Funny as Hell: Christianity and Humor Reconsidered
Samuel Joeckel


The Great American Lawyer Joke Explosion
Mark Galanter


Breaking ground in cross-cultural research on the fear of being laughed at (gelotophobia): A multi-national study involving 73 countries
Rene Proyer et al.


Funny grrrls: Humor and contemporary women poets
Tenaya Darlington


How virtuous is humor? Evidence from everyday behavior
Ursula Beermann and Willibald Ruch

The link below provides a list of all of the articles published in HUMOR from 1988 to 2015. Many thanks to ISHS member Moira Marsh from Indiana University for her help to compile this list for the Society.


Editorial Board and Consulting Editors


Thomas Ford

Psychology Department

Western Carolina University


Salvatore Attardo

Literature & Languages Department

Texas A & M University, Commerce

Giselinde Kuipers

Sociology Department

University of Amsterdam

Victor Raskin
Linguistics Department
Purdue University

Book Review Editors

Moira Marsh


Indiana University

John Parkin
French Department
University of Bristol

Larry Ventis
Psychology Department
College of William and Mary

ISHS Executive Secretary

Martin D. Lampert

Psychology Department
Holy Names University

Editorial Board Members
Salvatore Attardo, Texas A & M University, Commerce
Delia Chiaro, University of Bologna
Wladislaw Chlopicki, Jagiellonian University

Christie Davies, University of Reading
Jessica Milner Davis, University of Sydney
Christian F. Hempelmann, Texas A & M University, Commerce
Giselinde Kuipers, University of Amsterdam
Paul Lewis, Boston College
Sharon Lockyer, Brunel University
Rod Martin, University of Western Ontario
Lawrence E. Mintz, Univ. of Maryland
John Morreall, College of William & Mary
Alleen Nilsen, Arizona State University
Don Nilsen, Arizona State University
Neal R. Norrick, Saarland University
Elliott Oring, Cal State University, Los Angeles
Victor Raskin, Purdue University
Willibald Ruch, Zürich University

Limor Shifman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Consulting Editors

Goh Abe, Tokushima Burni University

Sammy Basu, Willamette University

Nancy Bell, Washington State University
Hugo Carretero Dios, University of Granada

Gary Alan Fine, Northwestern University
Thomas Ford, Western Carolina University
Gil Greengross, Aberystwyth University

Holger Kersten, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Nick Kuiper, University of Western Ontario

Liisi Laineste, Estonian Literary Museum

Tracey Platt , University of Wolverhampton

Graeme Ritchie, Aberdeen University

Julia Taylor, Purdue University
Villy Tsakona, Democritus University of Thrace
Larry Ventis, College of William and Mary

Related Online Humor Studies Journals

Two new online journals devoted to humor studies have recently become available: The European Journal of Humor Research and The Israeli Journal of Humor Research. You can access these journals' internet pages by clicking on the links below.

European Journal of Humour Research                        Israeli Journal of Humor Research