For Submitting Reviews

The Popular Culture Studies Journal is seeking authors to review works on any aspect of U.S. or international popular culture. In particular, we are interested in books, films, videos, websites, or any other works that critically engage popular culture that have been published, released, or posted in the last two years. We will also consider older seminal pieces that deserve a second look. If you submit a review of the latter, a rationale for the relevance of the review today will be expected.

Reviews should adhere to the ethos of The Popular Culture Studies Journal and be largely positive with any criticism of the work being constructive in nature. For more information about this journal, please visit:

Written reviews should be roughly 800-1,000 words and should be typed, double-spaced with 12 pt. Times New Roman font.  Research and documentation must adhere to The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers and The MLA Style Manual8th edition, which requires a Works Cited list, with parenthetical author/page references in the text. Punctuation, capitalization, hyphenation, and other matters of style must also follow The MLA Handbook and The MLA Style Manual. If you are interested in submitting any alternative form of review, please contact the reviews editor directly with your proposed format. Guidelines will be determined depending on the proposed format.

Reviews should be sent electronically to Malynnda Johnson at with PCSJ Review and the author’s last name in the subject line. Reviews should include both the review and the reviewer’s complete contact information (name, university affiliation, address and email).  Reviews should be sent as Microsoft Word attachments in .doc or .docx format, unless an alternative format has been approved by the editor.

If you are interested in reviewing for The Popular Culture Studies Journal or if you are an author or publisher with a work you would like to have reviewed, then please contact Dr. Johnson at the following address or email:

Malynnda Johnson, Reviews Editor