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Critical Studies in Television: scholarly studies of small screen fictions
Editorial board: Kim Akass, Stephen Lacey, David Lavery, Janet McCabe, Robin Nelson and Rhonda V. Wilcox.

Studies in Popular Culture

Under the new editorship of Rhonda V. Wilcox, Studies in Popular Culture continues its nearly thirty-year tradition of inviting submission of articles on popular culture from the perspective of any academic discipline: literature, religion, music, anthropology, statistics, film, television, radio, graphic arts, history, sociology, communications, linguistics, and more. The journal welcomes study of all types of popular culture: stand-up comedy; television, film, radio programs; food studies; fandom; audiences; artifacts; architecture; body studies; events; advertising; detective/mystery novels; science fiction stories; gaming; comic books; graphic novels; Saturday morning cartoons; magazines; musical artists; the changing distribution of music and television texts; or any other aspect or incarnation of popular culture. The journal also continues its tradition of displaying the variety of popular culture studies, with essays that celebrate and essays that critique popular culture (and many that do both).

The journal is published by the Popular Culture Association in the South and welcomes studies of popular culture related to the South, but submission subjects and contributors are not limited to the South. Contributors have submitted work from around the U.S. and the world at large.

Submissions that the editor deems appropriate for the journal will be given double blind peer review. Under the new editorship, greater variation in length will be allowed, with preference for essays that total (including notes and bibliography) no more than 25 pages in double-spaced size 12 font. Most essays run 18 to 22 pages. Variations in style and authorial voice are also accepted; the journal will not enforce a house style. However, writing for Studies in Popular Culture should not use jargon as a crutch. MLA documentation is preferred, but the author may choose to use the documentation appropriate to his or her discipline. The cover letter (i.e., the email message) should identify the documentation style used.

Submissions should be sent to the editor (rhonda_w@gdn.edu) in the form of a Microsoft Word attachment. The documentation (notes, bibliography, etc.) should be sent as part of the same document containing the essay. The file name should include the author's last name and the letters SPC: for example, the file might be labeled Wilcox.SPC. (The editor will remove the author's name before sending the essay out for review.) Illustrations should be sent as separate, individual attachments. Authors are responsible for obtaining the appropriate permissions for illustrations and any other relevant copyright permissions. The editor reserves the right to make stylistic changes on accepted manuscripts.

Studies in Popular Culture's next issue will begin its 29th volume, and the journal continues to be published in hard copy; however, journal issues may also be viewed at http://pcasacas.org/SPC/. The site includes the cumulative index for Studies in Popular Culture; Studies in Popular Culture is also indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.

A final note: if you have something you really want to say about popular culture but have been unsure of finding an academic niche for your work, Studies in Popular Culture may be the place for you. You will find that we respect the work of our academic predecessors but are open to new scholarly explorations.

Rhonda V. Wilcox, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Gordon College
Barnesville, GA 30204
Editor, Studies in Popular Culture
Coeditor, Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies
Coeditor/Founding Editor, Critical Studies in Television