The Journal of Popular Music Studies, now celebrating its 25th year of publication, welcomes incoming co-editors Gayle Wald (George Washington University) and Oliver Wang (Cal State University Long Beach). The official journal of IASPM-US, JPMS is a peer-reviewed quarterly that publishes work on popular music from a wide variety of scholars writing from the perspective of various disciplines and interdisciplines. Through our Amplifier section, we also provide a forum for performance reviews, think-pieces, and other writings. Forthcoming special issues include one on Trans/Queer (guest edited by Tavia N’yongo and Francesca Royster) and one on the Global South (guest edited by Justin Burton and Ali Neff).
In 2014, JPMS will launch its own website (popmusicstudies.org), augment its Book Review section, and move to an online system for submissions that promises to make the process easier and more transparent for writers. JPMS is indexed by Academic Search and other popular scholarly indexes, as well as WileyOnline.
The editors welcome queries from prospective authors and/or queries about possible special issues. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. We also maintain a Facebook page, “Journal of Popular Music/JPMS,” for announcements, comments, and other news.