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, and book reviews. 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 1000 articles and book reviews. The following is a sampling of some of the articles published between 2016 and 2021:

Defending Laughter: An account of Brazilian Court Cases involving Humor.
Joao Capelotti


Young Children's Appreciation and Production of Verbal and Visual Humor.
Eleni Loizou and Maria Kyriakou


Faith and Laughter: Do atheists and practicing Christians
have difference senses of humor?

Bernard Schweitzer and Karl-Heintz Ott


Humor and Scatology in Contemporary Zulu Ceremonial Songs.
Noleen Turner


Chimpanzee and Gorilla Humor: Progressive Emergence from Origins
in the Wild to Captivity to Sign Language Learning.

Paul McGhee


Humor as Social Risk-Taking: The Relationships among Humor Styles,
Sensation-Seeking, and Use of Curse Words.

Shelia Kennison and Rachel Messer

The link below provides a pdf list of all of the articles published in HUMOR from 1988 to 2021. 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


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

Moira Marsh


Indiana University

Julia Taylor Rayz
French Department
Purdue University

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
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
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

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

Elisa Gironzetti, University of Maryland
Sonja Heintz, University of Plymouth

Holger Kersten, Otto-von-Guericke University
Tristan Miller, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Patrice Oppliger, Boston University

Tracey Platt, University of Wolverhampton
Beatrice Priego-Valverde, Aix-Marseille University

Graeme Ritchie, Aberdeen University
Andrea Samson, University of Fribourg
Till Weingartner, University College Cork
Julie A. Woodzinka, Washington and Lee University

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