General Call for Papers
The Journal of Science and Popular Culture strongly reinforces interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, opening up new possibilities for inquiry across and between the humanities and sciences. Contributions from academics, scientists, communicators, industry professionals and practitioners with an interest in the interface of science and culture are invited. Any scholarly approaches or disciplines may be used and focus extends across contemporary and historical contexts. Each issue will feature 6 to 8 original peer-reviewed research articles, accompanied by other relevant material including pieces of science communication/popularization, interviews, reflective essays, editorials, book and new media reviews, notes and creative works.
Full article manuscripts of 6,000-8,000 words (inclusive of notes, references and other material) or shorter proposals can be sent to the editors. Accepted submissions must meet Intellect Style Guidelines.
Suggestions for ancillary material are also welcome as the Journal of Science and Popular Culture seeks critical reviews of the latest books, movies, media, museum exhibitions and events relevant to our aims and scope. If you have something you would like us to review or a review that you would like to write, please send your inquiry to the editors.
Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.
Special Issue Call for Papers
Journal of Science & Popular Culture: Perspectives CFP
Science permeates contemporary culture, from the technology in our daily lives to our dreams of other worlds in fiction. Studying science in popular culture is essential to understanding how scientific ideas are utilized, explored, critiqued and sometimes exploited outside of their formal contexts and how popular audiences understand science. The Journal of Science & Popular Culture publishes work exploring the interrelationship of popular culture and science.
In addition to research articles, JSPC is seeking shorter pieces examining interfaces between science and popular culture, contemporary issues, history, controversies and future extrapolation. These contributions may take a number of forms, such as:
• Creative works
We are also seeking reviews of pertinent events and media, including but not limited to:
• Academic monographs and collections
• Popular science released for the mass market
• Documentaries, especially nonfiction films and series
• Exhibitions, including art shows and museum displays
• Podcasts Full submissions can range from 1000–3000 words (not including notes) and must be submitted online or directly to the editor.
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Call for Papers: Reviews
Science permeates contemporary culture, from the technology in our daily lives to our dreams of other worlds in fiction. Studying science in popular culture is essential to understanding how scientific ideas are utilized, explored, critiqued and sometimes exploited outside of their formal contexts and how popular audiences understand science. Popular fascination with science has even created a cultural niche of its own, giving rise to new engagements with scientific knowledge, practice, and technologies. The Journal of Science & Popular Culture publishes qualitative and quantitative research aimed at an interdisciplinary audience, exploring the interrelationship of popular culture and science – broadly defined as including traditional sciences like biology, chemistry and physics, as well as medicine, psychology and technology.
In addition to peer-reviewed research articles, JSPC publishes relevant commentaries from scholars, practitioners, and professionals examining contemporary issues, controversies and future extrapolation, and reviews of new and notable works in the field. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
• Representations of science/scientists in television, film, art, print, and other media
• The cultural influence of science/influences of culture on science and scientists
• Use of popular culture texts (novels, films, television series, etc.) to argue for or against scientific theories such as evolution and climate change
• Science-related cultural artefacts
• Scientists as celebrities/celebrity advocates of science
• Science communication, popularization and education
• Non-western cultures and science
• Use of science in advertising and marketing
• Science fiction/science and fiction
• The artistic dimensions of science/science as art
• Critical examinations of scientifically framed popular beliefs and pseudoscience
• Science denial and science in a ‘post-truth’ world
• Public and popular dimensions of scientific debates
• Moments of conflict between scientific discoveries/knowledge/work and culture
• Authors from across the humanities and sciences are encouraged to submit their work.
Articles should be a minimum of 6000 words (not including notes and references). Shorter pieces can range from 1000-3000 words.
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