The Journal of Popular Culture
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Edited By: Gary C. Hoppenstand
Impact Factor: 0.056
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2011: 35/35 (Cultural Studies)
Online ISSN: 1540-5931
All contributions to The Journal of Popular Culture will be forwarded to a member of the Editorial Board or other reviewers for comment. Manuscripts must not be previously published, nor should they be submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by The Journal of Popular Culture’s Editorial Board or outside readers.
Manuscripts should be sent to Gary Hoppenstand, Editor, The Journal of Popular Culture, Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures, Michigan State University, Department of English, 4C Morrill Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824. E-mail: email@example.com. Authors must submit three hard copies of the article and an electronic copy on CD in MS Word. A self-addressed stamped envelope must also accompany each submission in order for materials and copies of reviews to be sent to authors.
Please note that Word 2007 is not yet compatible with journal production systems. Unfortunately, the journal cannot accept Microsoft Word 2007 documents until such time as a stable production version is released. Please use Word’s ‘Save As’ option therefore to save your document as an older (.doc) file type.
We do not accept electronic submissions. A single title page must accompany one of the hard copies, containing complete contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address). On the first page of each of the three copies of the article, only include the article’s title, being sure not to include the author’s name. The JPC has a ‘‘blind review’’ process, meaning that a copy of the article will be sent to reviewers without revealing the author’s name.
Essays should range between fifteen and twenty-five pages of double-spaced text in 12 pt Times New Roman font, including all images, endnotes and Works Cited pages. Essays should also be written in clear US English in the active voice and third person, in a style accessible to the broadest possible audience. Authors should be sensitive to the social implications of language and choose wording free of discriminatory or sexist overtones.
For documentation, The Journal of Popular Culture follows the Modern Language Association style, as articulated by Joseph Gibaldi and Walter S. Achtert in the paperback MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (New York: MLA), and in The MLA Style Manual (New York: MLA). The most current editions of both guides will be the requested editions for use. This style calls for a Works Cited list, with parenthetical author/page references in the text. This approach reduces the number of notes, which provide further references or explanation.
For punctuation, capitalization, hyphenation, and other matters of style, The Journal of Popular Culture follows the MLA Handbook and the MLA Style Manual, supplemented as necessary by The Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago: University of Chicago Press). The most current edition of the guide will be the requested edition for use.
It is essential for authors to check, correct, and bring manuscripts up to date before final submission. Authors should verify facts, names of people, places, and dates, and double-check all direct quotations and entries in the Works Cited list.
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Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication must subscribe to The Journal of Popular Culture for at least one year at the time of acceptance. Subscription includes membership in the Popular Culture Association.
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