Call for Papers: Independent Scholar Showcase

Special showcase featuring independent scholar work

Due date for consideration: May 15, 2020

Publish date: October 2020

The Popular Culture Studies Journal is an open-access academic, peer-reviewed, refereed journal for scholars, academics, and students from the many disciplines that study popular culture, as well as the fans and general public with an interest in popular culture texts, practices, and industries. The journal serves the MPCA/ACA membership, as well as scholars globally who recognize and support its mission based on expanding the way we view popular culture as a fundamental component within the contemporary world.

For the upcoming October 2020 issue, we are seeking to do a showcase of popular culture scholars who do not have a current affiliation with a university of college. We want to highlight the work done by independent scholars.

We are looking for 15-25 page papers following MLA style that examine different popular culture texts, communities, industries, and individuals from across time and around the world, and from any theoretical or methodological perspective. The main element of the paper is that an independent scholar was the sole researcher and scholar producing the work.

See submission details at the website:

Submissions should contain the keyword “Independent Scholar” to identify that the submission is meant in particular for this upcoming issue.

To be considered for this showcase, submissions must be in by May 15, 2020.

Any questions can be directed to PCSJ Editor, CarrieLynn D. Reinhard (