- ISSN: 1362-7937 (Print)
- ISSN: 2050-456X (Online)
- Frequency: Biannual (May and November)
The official journal of the International Gothic Association considers the field of Gothic studies from the eighteenth century to the present day. The aim of Gothic Studies is not merely to open a forum for dialogue and cultural criticism, but to provide a specialist journal for scholars working in a field which is today taught or researched in almost all academic establishments. Gothic Studies invites contributions from scholars working within any period of the Gothic; interdisciplinary scholarship is especially welcome, as are readings in the media and beyond the written word.
Professor William Hughes, Department of English, Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Bath BA2 9BN UK
Dr Emily Alder, School of Arts and Creative Industries, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh
EH10 5DT UK
Dr Benjamin Brabon, Department of English and History, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, L39 4QP UK
Professor Anne Williams, Department of English, University of Georgia, Park Hall 254, Athens, GA 30602- 6205 USA
Gothic Studies, Commons Floor 2, Bath Spa University, Bath, BA2 9BN UK
Fred Botting, Kingston University
Ben Brabon, Edge Hill University
Steven Bruhm, University of Western Ontario
Glennis Byron, University of Stirling
Jodey Castricano, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Mariaconcetta Costantini, Universita ‘G. d’Annunzioi’, Pescara
Jeffrey Cox, University of Colorado at Boulder
Charles Crow, Bowling Green State University
Carol Davison, University of Windsor
Benjamin Fisher, University of Mississippi
Michael Gamer, University of Pennsylvania
Ken Gelder, University of Melbourne
Nancy Gillespie, University of Sussex
Jason Haslam, Dalhousie University
Jerrold Hogle, University of Arizona
Avril Horner, Kingston University
Jacqueline Howard, St Mary’s College, Adelaide
William Hughes, Bath Spa University
Gilles Menegaldo, Université de Poitiers
Robert Miles, University of Victoria
Marie Mulvey-Roberts, University of the West of England
David Punter, University of Bristol
Victor Sage, University of East Anglia
Andrew Smith, The University of Sheffield
John Whatley, Simon Fraser University
Anne Williams, University of Georgia
Sue Zlosnik, Manchester Metropolitan University
Notes for contributors
The editors encourage the submission of cross disciplinary articles on topics of interest to scholars active in all periods of Gothic studies. Articles should be prepared according to the journal’s guidelines. Submissions which depart substantially from the journal’s style may be returned to the author before it can be considered.
- The preferred word processing format is MS Word. PDFs cannot be accepted.
- A Title Page should be uploaded to ScholarOne separately during step 6 of the submission process, containing the article title, author’s name, affiliation, contact details, biography, acknowledgements (and any other identifying information) as you would wish them to appear in the journal to allow for blinded review.
- Articles should be between 3,000–7,000 words including notes.
- An abstract (150 words or less) and 3 to 6 selected key words should be included at the beginning of the article and entered into ScholarOne during online submission.
- Figures should be submitted as separate files and with a high resolution (see guidelines). Figures embedded within Word documents will not be accepted.
- See the journal author resources for more information on how to write and prepare your article and other MUP policies.
Online submissions are made via the Gothic Studies ScholarOne website:
- New users will need to first create an account. Once logged in, submissions can be made through the Author Centre.
- If you require assistance with the ScholarOne site, see the ‘Get Help Now’ link in the upper right corner to access the Author Guidelines, contact the ScholarOne team or search the FAQs.
Possible contributors are welcome to submit an article proposal or outline to the Editor before committing to a full submission to Gothic Studies:
William Hughes, Editor, Gothic Studies
Bath Spa University
We also welcome reviews of recently published books in the field, and information on the development of Gothic studies in other media. Interested reviewers should contact the appropriate reviews editor, indicating the title of the work to be reviewed and providing a brief description of their own research interests.
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