Contemporary African and Black Diasporic Spaces in Europe
Of Sacred Crossroads: Cultural Studies and the Sacred
Musical Improvisation: Approaches, Practices, Reception and Pedagogy
Images of the Future: Science Fiction across the Media
Motion and Emotion: Cultural Literacy on the Move
New Nationalisms in European and Postcolonial Discourses
Black Womanhood in Popular Culture
Marx, Semiotics and Political Praxis
Media and Emotions. The New Frontiers of Affect in Digital Culture
On Uses of Black Camp
Migration and Translation
Victorians Like Us - Domesticity and Worldliness
MatteRealities: Trajectories and Conceptual Futures for Material Culture Studies
Open Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that explores the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts. It interprets culture in an inclusive sense, in different theoretical, geographical and historical contexts. The Journal would like to promote new research perspectives in cultural studies, but it also seeks to map out social and political scholarship that places questions of inequalities and imbalances of power at the heart of academic debate.
As an Open Access journal, Open Cultural Studies is committed to increasing public access to scholarship that covers an entire range of social and cultural phenomena both within and beyond the academy. It aims, in particular, to enhance international collaboration among scholars by bringing together researchers from the Global North and the Global South. The journal hopes not only to ensure that the latter research is better-represented in the academy but also to increase the visibility of researchers at early stages of career. By bringing together experienced/high-profile and emerging and Third- and First-World scholars, the journal aims to contribute to a wider understanding of culture and promote both innovation and inclusion.
We invite researchers, academics, teachers, practitioners, and educators to submit proposals for thematic issues/articles dealing with a broad range of subjects. These may include:
History & memory,
Medieval, Renaissance, Victorian & other cultures,
Youth cultures & subcultures,
Photography & film,
Ethnic & traditional cultures,
Media & communication,
Architecture & urban studies,
Multiculturalism, inter- & trans-culturalism,
Gender, lesbian, gay & queer studies,
Music & dance,
Theatre & performance,
Culture & education,
Regional cultural studies,
Open Cultural Studies is dedicated to helping scholars from the Global South and emergent researchers to get published in the field of cultural studies. It aims to provide a supportive environment in which such authors might participate in collaborative projects with established professors, such as joint editorship of special issues. In addition to offering emerging scholars help with editing their articles and more chances to revise them, the journal aims to promote their research by publishing it along that of highly-regarded academics. The journal is also interested in the work of practitioners – writers, artists, critics, educators and curators – in short, all people connected with the “production” and analysis of culture.
Open Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed, open-access, on-line journal. It offers a quick turnaround and the opportunity to reach a worldwide readership. Papers supported by two reviewers selected by the journal will be posted on the website immediately. We strive to provide authors with an in-depth and informed feedback from reviewers to help them to improve their work.
Journal’s procedures for external peer review. The journal has single blind review process. The authors’ names are revealed to the referees, but not vice versa. Authors can oppose particular reviewers and suggest persons competent to review their manuscript. However, the reviewers cannot be affiliated with the same institution. The final selection of reviewers is exclusively a decision of the Editor, who makes sure that there is no conflict of interest and that the reviewers are completely independent. Please see Editorial Policy and Guidelines for Reviewers (in Supplementary Information) for more details.
Long-Term Preservation De Gruyter has an archiving agreement with Portico to ensure long-term monitoring, archiving, and management of the electronic publications stored on its servers. This means that your digital publications are backed up and distributed to ensure they remain available over the long term.
Call for submissions of proposals for thematic issues
This call for thematic issues invites submissions from a wide variety of fields related to culture, not limited to any region, sub-field, or methodology. We encourage proposals that include interregional, interdisciplinary, and comparative perspectives, along with topical regional and local concerns. Emerging research fields are particularly welcome.
Accepted issues will be published within a year from the acceptance of the editor’s proposal. At the time of submission, the proposed issue does not have to be complete. Articles submitted to a given issue will be entered into each volume on a rolling basis as they are approved by the Guest Editor, who has prepared the call for a thematic issue, and two independent reviewers.
Authors will benefit from:
free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions,
transparent, comprehensive, and fast peer review,
an efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter’s e-technology.
Section Editor - Arab Literature and Culture Kamal Sbiri, Ibno Zohr University, Morocco
Section Editor - Digital culture, media theory and films studies Erick Felinto, State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil
Section Editor - Latin American cultural studies Patricia Vilches, Harlaxton College, UK
Section Editor - Urban Studies Tim Simpson, University of Macau, Macau
Senior Associate Editor: Pablo Markin, University of the People, USA
Social Media Editor (Arabic): Dallel Sarnou, Abdelhamid Ibn Badis University, Algeria
Associate Editors: Manu Braganca, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, University College Dublin, Ireland Magda Dolińska-Rydzek, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany Enrique Gutiérrez Rubio, Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic Adam Zmarzlinski, Jagiellonian University, Poland
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