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Submission guidelines for Authors:

JAFA invites submissions from postgraduate students, early career academics and multi- and cross- disciplinary researchers, and any scholar with interesting and relevant work. We welcome previously unpublished essays, short articles, reviews, and creative pieces on each theme of each issue, and encourage you to fully explore the meaning of exegesis. Essays and short articles should be between 8000 - 10000 words and reviews around 1000 words (including all references) in author date citation style. Your submission email should include your name, academic affiliation, the title of your submission, 5-7 keywords, and a 3-5-sentence abstract of the article or review piece. All attached submissions should be unnamed, to ensure impartiality during the selection process, and should be sent as Word documents (.doc format).

Requirements for Manuscript Submission:
When preparing a manuscript, please note that JAFA is committed to publishing articles based on in-depth, original research. Authors should also take care to address the interests of our broad, multidisciplinary readership by raising larger questions of interest that reach beyond their
precise research specialties.

Manuscripts submitted to JAFA should not have been published elsewhere and should not be under review for publication elsewhere.
•  Article manuscripts, including notes and references, should range between 8,000 and 10,000 words and must include a 250-word abstract at the beginning of the document.
•  Authors’ names must be left out of the manuscript, as JAFA engages in double-blind reviews.
•  Manuscripts must be double-spaced with 12- point type.
•  Notes should be as few as possible and appear at the end of the text.
•  Use parenthetical in-text citation, and author-date formatting for references per section 15 of the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010).

The Editor is responsible for the final selection of content of JAFA and reserves the right to reject any material deemed inappropriate for publication. Responsibility for opinions expressed and the accuracy of facts published in articles and reviews rests solely with the individual authors.

Completed articles will have to be submitted by 20th of November 2014


Please contact or send abstracts to:
Tharupathi Munasinghe - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 06:54