IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies

Editor-in-Chief: Holger Briel

ISSN: 2187-4905
DOI: 10.22492/ijcs
Contact: [email protected]

The IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent interdisciplinary journal associated with IAFOR’s international conferences on cultural studies. Like all IAFOR publications, it is freely available to read online, and is completely free of publication fees for authors. The first issue was published in January 2016, and the journal continues to publish biannually.

Indexed in: DOAJ, MIAR, TROVEScilit, SHERPA/RoMEO, [email protected], Dimensions, LENS.ORG and Google Scholar. DOIs are assigned to each published issue and article via Crossref.

Latest Issue

Manuscript Submissions are closed

2022 Publication Timeline

The Journal will publish two issues in 2022. The Editor-in-Chief is inviting general full paper submissions and offers an open space for papers that develop topics, threads and nodes of cultural understanding. Please see here for the Aims and Scope of the journal.

Volume 7 Issue 1
Submissions open: Monday, January 31, 2022
Submissions close:  Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Submissions are CLOSED
Target publication: July 2022

Volume 7 Issue 2
Submissions open: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Submissions close:  Wednesday November 2, 2022
Target publication: December 2022

Please note:

  • Once an article has been rejected, an author cannot resubmit either an amendment to this article or another article for this issue of the journal.
  • We will only accept one submission from any author in a particular issue and no more than two submissions, in different issues, over the course of a year. This includes both individual and shared authorship. If you submit as an individual you may not be a shared author on another submission, and vice versa. Also, if you have had a submission rejected you cannot be an author on another paper for that same issue.

Read our Special Issue for 2021

IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 6 – Special Issue – 2021
Guest Editor: John Nguyet Erni, Hong Kong Baptist University

Law as/and Culture: Reconfiguring Human Rights and Justice


Published January 22, 2021

Call for Journal Reviewers

The journal is currently seeking reviewers. If you think you would like to be involved in this process, please send an email with a short description of yourself, your research and the reasons why you would like to be involved to the journal editor at [email protected].

Archiving Policy

From May 2022, the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies will be deposited in the CLOCKSS Repository.

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IAFOR Commitment

IAFOR believes in “Open Access” publishing, and since 2009, has been committed to maintaining an online searchable research archive that offers free access to anyone, anywhere, where there is Internet access, regardless of institutional affiliation or scholarly rank. IAFOR publications are accessible on the website (Open Access) to researchers all over the world, completely free of charge and without delay or embargo. Authors and contributors are not required to pay charges of any sort towards the publication of IAFOR journals.

License and Copyright Statement

Abstracts, research papers, and video footage are published under an IAFOR user license and are protected by copyright. Users may access, download, copy, translate, text and data mine, redistribute, display or adapt the articles for non-commercial purposes provided that users follow the guidelines set out in the IAFOR User License.

Journals and other forms of print and digital media will be made available by IAFOR to the general public on an online, Open Access basis. By publishing their work with IAFOR, authors enter into an exclusive License Agreement, where they have copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to IAFOR as the publisher.