IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies

Editor: Holger Briel

ISSN: 2187-4905
Contact: ijcs@iafor.org

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 free of publication fees for authors. The first issue was published in January 2016, and the journal continues to publish biannually.

Indexed in: SHERPA/RoMEO and Google Scholar. DOIs are assigned to each published issue and article via Crossref.

Publication Timeline

Volume 2 Issue 2
Submission deadline: July 1, 2017
Target publication date: September 30, 2017

Volume 3 Issue 1
Submission deadline: December 1, 2017
Target publication date: February 28, 2018

To submit your article, please first ensure that it is formatted according to the Author Guidelines and then send it to the Editor via the Submit Manuscript page.


Call for Journal Submissions and Reviewers

The IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies is now inviting submissions for its next issues, Volume 2 Issue 2 and Volume 3 Issue 1. Please see above for deadlines.

Volume 2 Issue 2 is an open topic issue, while Volume 3 Issue 1 is a themed issue, with the topic "The Future of Media in Culture". The journal recognises that cultural studies is necessarily hybrid and fluid in nature and that even the establishment of common research fields (itself a highly contested exercise) will do little to discipline it. This however does not relieve cultural studies of the necessary reflection upon its own histories and present-day status quo. As cultures are becoming increasingly mediated, ample space will be provided for those interventions highlighting the relationship between (media) technology and culture. It is hoped that some of these discussions will take place in the virtual pages of this journal and that these theoretical interventions will stimulate and facilitate further research.

Furthermore, 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 ijcs@iafor.org.


IAFOR Commitment

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. Contributors are advised to cede copyright to The International Academic Forum (IAFOR). Please remember to cite the source.


Licence and Copyright Statement

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 submitting to an Open Access agreement under Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution Non Commercial International an author or creator is hereby granting IAFOR an exclusive licence for the full period of copyright throughout the world, including the exclusive right to publish, distribute, or communicate your original submitted work in any IAFOR publication, whether in an online, electronic or print format, be that in whole, partial or in modified form. Authors retain originating copyright in their own work but through the act of agreeing to transfer the licence to IAFOR under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Attribution Non Commercial International conditions. All publications and digital media produced will be openly archived on the IAFOR research archive or other Open Access online formats.