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The Journal of Beatles Studies

Posted: February 5th, 2023 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The Journal of Beatles Studies invites submissions for its second issue, to be published in Summer, 2023.

The Journal of Beatles Studies is an open-access, online journal publishing peer-reviewed articles drawn from leading interdisciplinary and international research on the subject of the Beatles encompassing criticism, historical and textual scholarship, legacy and influence.

The journal aims to bridge the gap between the study of the Beatles across disciplines such as musicology, cultural studies, history, sociology, music and creative industries, and fan studies, providing a focal point outlet for research undertaken to the very highest standards from around the world. Without privileging any particular critical approaches, methodologies, or theories, the journal welcomes all contributions that throw light upon the Beatles, their works, world, in their time and through to the present day.

In addition to publishing articles of original scholarship, the journal also offers performance and exhibition reviews covering productions from around the globe, reviews of recent books, blogs and podcasts as well as a dedicated section for critical debates and state-of-the-field surveys.

Articles can be on any aspect of the Beatles’ music, history or career, but should be written in English for a non-specialist readership, engage in critical scholarship and debate and be contextualised within an appropriately academic context. We particularly encourage contributions from writers from underrepresented groups including (but not limited to): women, people of colour, the Global South, the LGBTQI+ community and emerging scholars.

Articles submitted for consideration should be around 6000-8000 words in length and should be emailed to the permanent editors. Although we are happy to accept submissions on a rolling basis, to be considered for publication in Issue Two, please ensure your work reaches the editors by no later than 01 April 2023. Please note all articles will be subject to peer review and submission of work does not guarantee publication.

To submit a paper or discuss a draft or potential submission please contact the Co-Editors:
Holly Tessler, University of Liverpool and Paul Long, Monash University at [email protected].

You can find more information on submitting your work in the journal’s style guide.

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