Besides our ongoing calls for papers, the PopMeC research blog welcomes on a rolling basis articles delving into the US representation in popular media and culture. The editorial team will evaluate each proposal in the shortest time possible, providing blind peer-reviews. Please, feel free to send your article proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org following our author guidelines below.
If you have an idea in mind and wish to have some feedback before sending in a full article, don’t hold back! You can contact a specific section editor (look them up!) or write to email@example.com for general inquiries.
- follow the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition author-date system for referencing, using in-text citation and full bibliography at the end. Please, use our examples HERE as a guide (if you’re still in doubt, check the official guide out!).
PopMeC values its authors’ diverse and interdisciplinary backgrounds. The blog accommodates a wide range of scholarly methods, all while maintaining a welcoming, easy-going environment to share ideas. If you need some guidance on those pesky grammar rules that keep everyone up at night, our team invites you to use this quick reference guide with examples based on CMOS.
- languages: English, Spanish. Nonetheless, we invite you to choose Spanish only when its use is coherent with the content (e.g. an article on Latinx heritage representations).
- images: include images if any in the doc file. Please, remind that before publication, you’ll be asked to provide the same images as attachment in the best resolution possible.
As far as film/TV stills and comic panels are concerned, the editorial board believes it is not necessary to obtain permission to reproduce them as long as they are used strictly for criticism/analysis/review; we also invite you to reduce the number of images to those necessary to get your analysis across and, in general, avoid inserting more than 5 (unless reasonably justified).
- provide the text as an attachment (file extension .docx, .doc, .odt) naming your file as AUTHOR’S NAME_shortened title
- formatting: Palatino Linotype font | 12pt | 1.25 line spacing | no indents
- titles should be max. 14 words long
- include author’s name, affiliation, email contact, and a short bio (max. 100 words)
TYPES OF ARTICLES
- ACADEMIC ARTICLE: about 3000 words, bibliographic references excluded (unless differently specified in a related call for papers)
Submissions should be short academic articles or texts in a broader academic realm (including working paper, revamped presentation paper, critique, etc.) properly reworked into a cohesive paper.
- BOOK OF THE MONTH: about 4-600 words, including correct reference to the book and an image of the cover
Entries should be short reviews of either useful essays focusing on cultural studies / representation / popular culture, or fiction books relevant to the representation of cultural-related issues in the US.
- POP HISTORY: about 1000 words, bibliographic references excluded
Submissions should relate to relevant US historical anniversaries / celebrations, pop culture products directly dealing with history, public history projects. If you’re in doubt, feel free to ask the related editor for feedback!