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, and book reviews. The journal is currently published by DeGruyter, and all submissions are peer reviewed. Sample journal articles and the contents of past volumes are available on the HUMOR page of the DeGruyter website. Subscribers to the electronic version of HUMOR can access their copies of the journal at DeGruyter Online.

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Articles & Reviews

Since 1988, HUMOR has published over 1000 articles and book reviews.The following are links to sample articles and book reviews with free public access on the DeGruyter website.

Public Access Articles

Comedy Bootcamp:
Stand-up Comedy as Humor Training for Military Population

Authors: Andrew Olah, Janelle Junkin, Thomas Ford, and Sam Pressler (2022: HUMOR 35.4)

Satire without Borders: The Age-Moderated Effect
of One-Sided versus Two-Sided Satire on Hedonic Experiences and Patriotism

Authors: Mark Boukes and Heather LaMarre (2023: HUMOR: 36.1) float

The Humor Transaction Schema:
A Conceptual Framework for Researching the Nature and Effects of Humor

Authors: Jessica Milner Davis and Jennifer Hofmann (2023: HUMOR 36.2)

Public Access Book Reviews

Laughing to Keep from Dying: African American Satire in the Twenty-First Century
Author: Danielle Fuentes Morgan
Reviewers: Danielle Bobker and Catherine Sauvé Dowers (2022: HUMOR 35.4)

Political Humor in a Changing Media Landscape: A New Generation of Research
Editors: Jody C. Baumgartner and Amy B. Becker
Reviewer: Sara Polak (2022: HUMOR 35.4)

That’s not funny: how the right makes comedy work for them
Authors: Matt Sienkiewicz and Nick Marx
Reviewer: Salvatore Attardo (2023: HUMOR 36.1)

Sexual Humour in Africa: Gender, Jokes, and Societal Change
Author: Ignatius Chukwimah
Reviewer: Tessa Dowling (2023: HUMOR 36.1)

Article History

The link below provides a pdf list of all of the articles published in HUMOR from 1988 to 2022. Citations for Volume 36 will be posted after the publication of Humor 36.4.

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Editorial Board and Consulting Editors


Christian F. Hempelmann
Literature & Languages Department
Texas A & M University, Commerce

Former Editors-in-Chief

Salvatore Attardo
Literature & Languages Department
Texas A & M University, Commerce

Thomas E. Ford
Psychology Department
Western Carolina University

Giselinde Kuipers
Sociology Department
University of Amsterdam

Lawrence Mintz
American Studies Department
University of Maryland

Victor Raskin
Linguistics Department
Purdue University

Book Review Editors

Nicholas Holm
Media Studies

Massey University

Liisi Laineste
Estonian Literary Museum
University of Tartu

Eric Weitz
Drama Department
Trinity College Dublin

ISHS Executive Secretary

Martin D. Lampert
Psychology Department
Holy Names University

Editorial Board Members

Salvatore Attardo, Texas A & M University, Commerce
Nancy Bell, Washington State University
Delia Chiaro, University of Bologna
Wladislaw Chlopicki, Jagiellonian University
Jessica Milner Davis, University of Sydney
Thomas E.Ford, Western Carolina University
Gil Greengross, Aberystwyth University
Giselinde Kuipers, University of Amsterdam
Liisi, Laineste, Estonian Literary Museum
Sharon Lockyer, Brunel University
Moira Marsh, Indiana University
John Morreall, College of William & Mary
Alleen Nilsen, Arizona State University
Don Nilsen, Arizona State University
Elliott Oring, Cal State University, Los Angeles
Rene Proyer, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Victor Raskin, Purdue University
Willibald Ruch, Zürich University
Limor Shifman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Villy Tsakona, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Consulting Editors

Goh Abe, Tokushima Burni University
Mostafa Abedinifard, University of British Columbia
Sammy Basu, Willamette University
Hugo Carretero Dios, University of Granada
Elisa Gironzetti, University of Maryland
Sonja Heintz, University of Plymouth
Holger Kersten, Otto-von-Guericke University
Andre Mendiburo-Seguel, Universidad Andres Bello
Tristan Miller, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Patrice Oppliger, Boston University
Tracey Platt, University of Wolverhampton
Beatrice Priego-Valverde, Aix-Marseille University
Julia Taylor Rayz, Purdue University
Andrea Samson, University of Fribourg
Till Weingartner, University College Cork
Julie A. Woodzinka, Washington and Lee University
Xiaodong Yue, City University of Hong Kong

Related Online Humor Studies Journals

Two online journals devoted to humor studies are also 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