Journal of Popular Music Studies

Cover image for Vol. 27 Issue 3

Edited By: Gayle Wald and Oliver Wang

Online ISSN: 1533-1598


Aims and Scope

Journal of Popular Music Studies features work on popular music in its historical, cultural, aesthetic, and political registers. Its purview encompasses all genres of music that have been dubbed popular. The journal is also concerned with such issues as popular music’s intersections with other arts, its relationships with old and new media, and its status as a field of research and critical writing. We welcome and encourage unconventional approaches (i.e. different from the standard scholarly essay) to these areas of inquiry. Each number of JPMS features book reviews, as well as occasional reviews of performances and recordings, and we regularly publish special issues co-ordinated by a guest editor or editors. We are currently inviting new submissions for future issues. Email for queries, and to submit manuscripts.


popular, culture, popular music, music, journal, ethnomusicology, history, communications, ethnic studies, music studies, dance, film

Abstracting and Indexing Information

  • Academic Search (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Academic Search Alumni Edition (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
  • Current Contents: Arts & Humanities (Thomson Reuters)
  • MLA International Bibliography (MLA)
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (RILM)