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Postmodern Culture

Editors :

Eyal Amiran, University of California, Irvine and 
Mathias Nilges, St. Francis Xavier University

Volume: 32 (2022)
As the first electronic peer-reviewed journal in the humanities, Postmodern Culture (PMC) is a groundbreaking experiment in scholarly publishing. It has become a leading journal of interdisciplinary thought on contemporary cultures. PMC offers a forum for commentary, criticism, and theory on subjects ranging from identity politics to the economics of information. Subscriptions include access to all previous volumes of PMC in a comprehensive web-based interface with full-text searchability.
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Critical essays, reviews, popular-culture columns, and notices may be submitted by electronic mail (as an attached word processing document, if possible) or by snail-mail. PMC is no longer accepting unsolicited works of fiction or poetry.

Editors’ Address

Send correspondence or submissions to
Snail Mail: PMC c/o Eyal Amiran
243 Humanities Instructional Building
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697-2651

Author’s Guide

Electronic submissions may be in Microsoft Word or Wordperfect. We can, however, handle other formats; if you submit a PDF, please make sure that the document’s text and properties do not identify you as the author.

The current MLA format is recommended for documentation in essays. We can read essays in any format, but will ask for MLA format for publication.

PMC does not have a specific word length requirement and can publish long pieces. Essays appearing in the journal tend to be between 6,000 and 11,000 words. Please include an abstract of up to 100 words in length with your submission.

Multi-Media Elements

  • Postmodern Culture can publish still images, sound, animations, and full-motion video as well as text. For the time being, the following formatting parameters should be observed.
  • In-line images (on the page) must be in .jpg or .gif formats, and must be the size at which you want them to display, with the maximum allowable width being 420 pixels. In special situations, PMC may be able to display wider images or other image formats such as the dejavu plugin.
  • Sound files can be in .au, .wav, Real Audio, or Quicktime formats.
  • Video should be in MPEG or Quicktime formats. Indicate placement of the video clip in the document to which it is attached.
  • Bear in mind that your document still needs to be intelligible without the multi-media elements, because many readers will not be able to see these elements. Also, you must have appropriate permissions in order to use photographs, drawings, sound, or video that was originally produced by someone other than you. The same intellectual property rules apply to the Web as to print.

The Hopkins Press Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found at the ethics-and-malpractice page.

Peer Review Policy

Work submitted to Postmodern Culture (PMC) should be original, advance its fields of inquiry, have a clear focus and argument, and situate its claims in its relevant fields. PMC mostly publishes argumentative essays of 6,000-9,000 words but also supports experimental work when it is warranted. The journal may also consider English translations of theory or work suitable to our popular-culture column, but not fiction or poetry.

In the interest of authors, the journal considers simultaneous submission, but not work that is already published elsewhere. All submissions are screened by the editors in-house. Work that is suitable or the journal is sent to two reviewers from the journal's editorial board for double-anonymous review. Authors may be asked to revise their work, depending on the reviewers' comments, at which point work will return to the reviewers who requested revisions. Initial consideration can take 1-4 weeks; outside review varies, depending on availability of expert reviewers, but usually takes 8-10 weeks. 


Eyal Amiran, University of California, Irvine 
Mathias Nilges, St. Francis Xavier University

Review Editors

Ellen McCallum, Michigan State University 
Rashmi Varma, University of Warwick

Feature Poetry Editor

Judith Goldman, The University at Buffalo

Managing Editor

Annie Moore

Advisory Board

Lisa Brawley, Vassar College 
James F. English, University of Pennsylvania 
Paula Geyh, Yeshiva University 
Stuart Moulthrop, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 
John Unsworth, University of Virginia

Editorial Staff

Abram Foley

Editorial Board

James Berger 
Marcus Boon 
Ron Broglio 
Ericka Beckman 
Eric Cazdyn 
Heesok Chang 
Wendy Chun 
Melinda Cooper 
Ashley Dawson 
Johanna Drucker 
Graham Hammill 
Terry Harpold 
Steven Helmling 
Eleanor Kaufman 
Neil Larsen 
Jacques Lezra 
Colleen Lye 
Jan Mieszkowski 
Jim Morrison 
Susanna Paasonen 
Bob Perelman
Rachel Greenwald Smith

Books for review should be sent directly to the Book Review Editors:

Ellen McCallum, Book Review Editor 

Rashmi Varma, Book Review Editor 

Please send book review copies to the contact above. Review copies received by the Johns Hopkins University Press office will be discarded.

Abstracting & Indexing Databases

  • Clarivate Analytics
    • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    • Current Contents
    • Web of Science
  • EBSCOhost
    • Academic Search Alumni Edition, 1/1/2005-5/31/2015
    • Academic Search Complete, 1/1/2005-5/31/2015
    • Academic Search Elite, 1/1/2005-5/31/2015
    • Academic Search Premier, 1/1/2005-5/31/2015
    • Academic Search Ultimate, 1/1/2005-5/31/2015
    • Biography Index: Past and Present (H.W. Wilson), vol.11, no.2, 2000-vol.18, no.3, 2008
    • Biomedical Reference Collection: Corporate Edition, 1/1/2005-5/31/2015
    • Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson), Jan.2000-
    • Current Abstracts, 1/1/2005-
    • Humanities Abstracts (H.W. Wilson), 1/1/2000-5/31/2015
    • Humanities Index (Online), 2000/01-
    • Humanities International Complete, 1/1/2005-5/31/2015
    • Humanities International Index, 1/1/2005-5/31/2015
    • Humanities Source, 1/1/2000-5/31/2015
    • Humanities Source Ultimate, 1/1/2000-5/31/2015
    • Left Index (Online), 1/1/1990-
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), 1/1/2000-
    • Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, 1/1/2005-
    • TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 1/1/2005-
  • Elsevier BV
    • Scopus, 2002-
  • Gale
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
  • OCLC
    • ArticleFirst, vol.1, no.1, 1990-vol.21, no.2, 2011
    • Electronic Collections Online, vol.1, no.1, 1990-vol.21, no.2, 2011
    • Humanities Index (Online), 2000/01-
  • ProQuest
    • International Bibliography of Art
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • ProQuest Central
    • Research Library
    • Social Science Database, 9/1/1990-
    • Social Science Premium Collection
    • The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)

Source: Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.

0.3 (2022)
0.3 (Five-Year Impact Factor)
0.00022 (Eigenfactor™ Score)

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"For as long as most of us have been hooked up to the Net, Postmodern Culture has been there, online and available. Its solid articles, in-depth reviews, and up-to-date announcements bring a measure of substance to the often ephemeral world of digital publishing."
-Edward Falco, Professor of English, Virginia Tech, Author of the hypertext novel A Dream with Demons

"Almost a decade ago, PMC showed us the future of scholarly electronic publishing on the Internet; today it still represents the future, as the leading journal in its field."
-Espen Aarseth, Associate Professor in Humanistic Informatics, University of Bergen

"I find Postmodern Culture an indispensable resource for thinking about postmodern culture, literature, and theory. It consistently publishes cutting-edge articles that change how I think about what matters, and why. Innovative and rigorous at the same time, it has continued the pioneering spirit that makes it one of the most valuable journals I read."
-Katherine Hayles, English Department, University of California-Los Angeles

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