Journal: Call for Submissions

2019/2020 issue

The Graduate Journal of Food Studies is now seeking submissions for our next issue, to be published early 2020. The Graduate Journal of Food Studies is a peer-reviewed graduate journal for original, first-class food related research. We welcome submissions from graduate students at various stages in their academic career; as well, we invite scholars from diverse geographic perspectives.

The Journal features food focused research from diverse disciplines including, but not limited to: anthropology, history, sociology, cultural studies, gender studies, economics, art, politics, pedagogy, nutrition, philosophy, communications/media, area studies, literature, and religion.

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Instructions for General Submissions

Graduate students are encouraged to submit either:

Research articles: 4000-7500 word papers for peer review which examine food related issues in an original, critical way, posing a clear and compelling thesis that is well argued and supported.

Food Stuff pieces: Shorter-form online writing (1000-2000 words) which may take the form of field notes, archival reports, commentaries, interviews, creative writing and photo essays. These typically have a strong visual element and/or a timely hook and are not subject to peer-review. Examples of Food Stuff pieces can be found here.

Consult our submissions and style guidelines for more information.

Please submit your research articles or Food Stuff pieces for consideration to the editorial team at GJFSsubmissions[at]gmail[dot]com by October 15th 2019. We are aiming for a January launch.

We will consider submissions on a rolling basis. Please contact us if you have any questions about the editorial process.

Special Instructions for Book Reviews

If you are interested in reviewing a book (800-1000 words) or would like to suggest a recent title, contact our Book Reviews Editor, Cormac Cleary at GJFSreviews[at]gmail[dot]com to express your interest by October 4th 2019.

Please feel free to contact us after this date, however, we cannot guarantee that your book review will be included in the upcoming issue.

Final reviews will need to be submitted by November 1st 2019 for copyediting.

Contact Us

Our editorial team takes seriously a pedagogical mandate to work with contributors through what is often their first publication. And we are committed to fostering supportive environments for quality feedback. Should you have any concerns regarding the editorial process, please email the editorial team GJFSeditor[at]gmail[dot]com with your questions.