THE JOURNAL OF POPULAR CULTURE

 

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About JPC:

The Journal of Popular Culture is a peer-reviewed journal and the official publication of the Popular Culture Association. The popular culture movement was founded on the principle that the perspectives and experiences of common folk offer compelling insights into the social world.  The fabric of human social life is not merely the art deemed worthy to hang in museums, the books that have won literary prizes or been named “classics,” or the religious and social ceremonies carried out by societies’ elite.  The Journal of Popular Culture continues to break down the barriers between so-called “low” and “high” culture and focuses on filling in the gaps a neglect of popular culture has left in our understanding of the workings of society.

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  1. How long will it take to process my article?
  2. Why do I need to send a SASE?
  3. How do I send a SASE if I live overseas?
  4. Who should I contact if I have a question about my article?
  5. If I am interested in reviewing a book for the JPC, whom should I contact?
  6. Where can I learn MLA Style?
  7. How do I access the JPC online?
  8. Where is JPC indexed?

 

How long will it take to process my article?

Once the journal receives your article, it is usually sent to a member of our editorial board within two days. At this time, we will send you confirmation that your article has been received and sent out for review. Most authors will have a decision regarding their article within three to six months.

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Why do I need to send a SASE?

The journal requests that you enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with your article submission, so that the journal may return your article reviews to you. Upon your request, we will also enclose the electronic copy of your article as well as a hard copy of your paper.

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How do I send a SASE if I live overseas?

Authors who reside overseas may ask their local post office for international postage coupons, which can then be sent to the journal and used at an American post office.

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Who should I contact if I have a question about my article?

If you have a general question about your article, such as if your article has been received, whether or not a decision has been made regarding your piece, when you might expect your article to be published, etc, please contact a member of our editorial staff at tjpc@msu.edu. If you have a question for our editor, Ann E. Larabee, please contact us via email at tjpc@msu.edu and it will be forwarded to her. Requests for permission to reprint material from the journal should be addressed to: JournalsRights@oxon.blackwellpublishing.com

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If I am interested in reviewing a book for the JPC, who should I contact?

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If I am unfamiliar with MLA style, where should I go to learn more about documenting sources in this format?

The Journal of Popular Culture requires that all submitted and published articles use the Modern Language Association's (MLA) style guide to document sources. Authors wishing to learn how to document sources in this format may visit Diana Hacker's online resource/tutorial

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How do I access the JPC online? 

In order to access the JPC online, you must subscribe to the journal or be a member of the Popular Culture Association (which automatically includes a subscription).  Soon after your subscription request is processed by our publisher, Blackwell, you should receive an access token with a username and password either via mail or email.  Once you have this, visit Blackwell's JPC online database and click View Content Online. At the top right of the screen, enter your user name and password to gain access to the JPC online, which contains every issue of the journal since 1967.  If for some reason you do not receive a user name and password upon subscription, please contact Blackwell directly at 1-800-835-6770.

Where is JPC Indexed?

The Journal of Popular Culture is also indexed/abstracted in:

Academic Search Elite

Academic Search Premier

America: History and Life

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

 Communication Abstracts

Corporate ResourceNet

 EBSCO MasterFILE Elite

 EBSCO MasterFILE Premier

 EBSCO MasterFILE Select

 Humanities Abstracts

 Humanities Index

 International Bibliography of the Social Sciences

 Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

 Modern Language Association Bibliography

 Periodical Abstracts Library

 Periodical Abstracts Research II

 Political Science and Government Abstracts

 ProQuest Social Science Plus Text

 Social Services Abstracts

 Sociological Abstracts

 CatchWord

 Historical Abstracts

 Ingenta; TOPICsearch

 Wilson OmniFile V

 Wilson Social Sciences Abstracts

 Wilson Social Sciences Index

 World History FullTEXT

 Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.

 

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