Here we explain what this journal is, who is behind it and how to contribute. Click here to see our editorial board.
The Comics Grid is a born-digital, open access, open peer review academic journal dedicated to comics scholarship.
This journal’s purpose is to make original, media-specific contributions to the field of comics scholarship and to advance the appreciation of comic art. Our ISSN is 2048-0792.
We have a rotating editorial board and editorial advisory board. We are always open to collaborating with others. Our current board can be seen here.
The project was initially conceived by comics scholars Roberto Bartual (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Esther Claudio (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Ernesto Priego (City University London), Greice Schneider (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) and Tony Venezia (Birkbeck College, London) in discussions during conferences in London, Manchester, Copenhagen and Leeds.
We believe that online, open access, rapid scholarly publication offers great potential to maximise academic research and teaching impact. All contributions, including those by members of the editorial board, are collectively reviewed, edited and discussed by academic peers prior to publication.
We are passionate about the importance of digital literacy and public engagement. As a side-effect of our initiative we also encourage scholars to become fluent in online publishing and to engage in online dissemination and public engagement practices through effective uses of social media and other online strategies.
We aim to contribute to de-ghettoise the field of comics studies and to encourage digital research by enabling public engagement through online collaborative publishing strategies. We seek to promote comics scholarship within academia and a wider educated readership interested in the arts and humanities, therefore our call is for contributions that present specialised knowledge in an accessible language.
Our call for submissions is permanent and it can be found at <http://www.comicsgrid.com/cfp/>.
You will find two main categories on this journal:
- The Comics Grid, which is our regular section, is dedicated to short to medium-length media-specific scholarly articles discussing examples of comic art (this section is also displayed on the home page). Articles published in this section are always peer-reviewed.
- Meta Grid works as the journal’s blog and is dedicated to ancillary features such as interviews, calls for papers and collaboration, conference reports, etc. Features published within this section are not peer-reviewed but are subedited and proofread by at least two appointed peer editors.
The Comics Grid also promotes and discusses current comics scholarly activity such as conferences, courses, research projects, calls for submissions, publications, online resources, archives, etc., through this blog and our Twitter account @ComicsGrid. Please follow us!
For instructions on how to submit, please click here.
Please read our Academic Fair Use Policy here.
The Comics Grid does not currently count with any kind of funding and is run through the work and financial resources of the editors.
The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the individual authors and are not meant to represent the opinions or official positions of the members of the editorial board, the organisations they represent or belong to and/or The Comics Grid.