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Author Guidelines

Popular Entertainment Studies is published electronically twice a year and accepts submissions of scholarly articles throughout the year. These should be accompanied by an abstract of up to 150 words and a list of up to 10 keywords in alphabetical order. Contributions should generally be between 5000 and 7000 words in length including endnotes, but excluding abstract and keywords. Longer or shorter pieces of particular significance may be considered at the editors' discretion. Before formally submitting an article you should send an expression of interest to the General Editor. When you are ready to submit your work you will need to enter the journal article submission workflow by using the For Authors link to the right of this page. You will be asked to set up a login and password and then you can begin the five step process.  Please submit two electronic copies of your work. One should include your name and affiliation following the title, e.g.:

Popular entertainment and the crisis of modernity
Victor Emeljanow, University of Newcastle, Australia

together with a brief biographical note (no more than 2-3 sentences). The other copy should have no name, affiliation, or other identifying information, so as to facilitate anonymous peer review. If your contribution is accepted for publication, you may choose to have an email link included for respondents to contact you.

Please ensure that the documents are formatted in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format. For additional explanatory notes and references, use automatic endnotes, indicated via superscript numerals (1-2-3 format) in the body of the text, placed immediately after the end of a clause or sentence (i.e. following a comma or full stop). Use double quotation marks for quotations. Long quotations over three lines in length should be indented from both margins without quotation marks and set apart from the main body of the text via a blank line above and below. The text should be single-spaced; use a 12-point font; and employ italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses). Where available, URLs for the references should be provided. Please note that the journal prefers to follow the Chicago style for referencing. For a quick guide to the Chicago style, go to:


If you intend to submit images with your article, please insert them in your text and, as well, send a separate file of images only, clearly marked. They should conform to the following guidelines:

  • The preferred image format is JPG, with a resolution of 72dpi (screen not print resolution).
  • Images should be under 100kb
  • Portrait images should be a maximum of 600 pixels in height, with equivalent width dimension.
  • Landscape images should be a maximum of 600 pixels in height, with equivalent width dimension.



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Copyright for all material published in Popular Entertainment Studies resides with the Author.

Readers of Popular Entertainment Studies may, however, save and/or print any files from the journal for their personal use, as long as no alterations are made to the material and any subsequent citation is properly acknowledged. For any other use/reproduction of material (e.g. for course materials), express prior permission must be obtained from the journal's General Editor.

Authors are welcome to re-use/reprint their work elsewhere, as long as such publication includes due acknowledgement of the work's prior appearance in Popular Entertainment Studies. Authors are individually responsible for obtaining any necessary copyright permissions for images, photos, or other materials reproduced in their articles and for including any required credits. Copyright clearance for their use must be lodged with the journal if your submission is accepted for publication.

For more information, please refer to the copyright form.


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Popular Entertainment Studies ISSN 1837-9303