Submission Guidelines


  • Submissions should be in English, using American spelling and punctuation, and be double-spaced.
  • We accept articles between 15 to 25 pages (including notes and citations).
  • All figures require a caption and should be referenced in the text. If manuscript is accepted, high-quality files of all photographs, drawings, maps, and other artwork must be submitted as separate attachments.
  • Submission of an article implies that it presents original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Please submit articles for consideration as a Word attachment, with no identifying information on the attached document, to the Editor at In a separate attachment, please include your name, the article title, a 75-word abstract, a 50-word bio, and short list of keywords.
  • All submissions will receive acknowledgment of receipt, and two reader reports with acceptance/rejection.
  • Authors must be members at time of publication. (Persons who have registered for the annual conference are automatically members for the year of attendance.)


  • MLA (8th edition) format is strongly preferred ( Quotes and paraphrased passages must be followed by their citations within the text. The Works Cited should be on a new page, after the last page of Notes.
  • The author is responsible for obtaining permissions for illustrations, song lyrics, advertisements, etc., which are to be published with the article.
  • Quoted material should stay within copyright Fair Use guidelines (generally not exceeding one-hundred (100) words in length per quote/extract). See 17 U.S. Code § 107 for guidelines on what qualifies as Fair Use.
  • Notes should appear at the end of the paper rather than at the bottom of each page (this is how they will appear in the electronic version of the journal).


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Popular Culture Review gratefully acknowledges the contributions made to this journal by the UNLV College of Liberal Arts, the UNLV Department of English, the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, and Westphalia Press (an imprint of Policy Studies Organizations).