This is an update to our announcement of changes in our submission process from 24 May 2021.
The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship remains closed for open submissions for the time being.
The journal will reopen on 1 July 2022 to receive submissions for the Conjuring a New Normal: Monstrous Routines and Mundane Horrors in Pandemic Lives and Dreamscapes special collection. Before 1 July 2022, the new submissions link in the journal will remain closed.
The journal is completely led by researchers who volunteer their time and expertise to make the journal possible. The journal therefore has a limited capacity and budget to consider and publish a certain number of articles per year. Due to the combined effect of increased academic workloads and of the pandemic on the journal's editorial capacity, the journal is currently focusing only on its special collections.
The journal's editorial team is currently managing the final workflow stages of open submissions made late this year and of the submissions made in response to two special collection calls for papers (Rapid Responses: Comics in and of The Moment and Translation, Remediation Spread: The Global Circulation of Comics in Digital Distribution).
Please note that Conjuring a New Normal: Monstrous Routines and Mundane Horrors in Pandemic Lives and Dreamscapes has a revised timeline:
Submissions (full papers) will be received from 1 July 2022 [please indicate you are submitting to this special collection]
Deadline (full papers): 1 September 2022
Publication: Summer 2023
Depending on the volume of submissions to the ongoing call for papers and worfkflow capacity, the editorial board reserves the right to reopen for open submissions on 1 September 2022, in which case we will make an announcement in the News section of the journal.
Depending on the volume of submissions to the ongoing call for papers
and worfkflow capacity, the editorial board also reserves the right to commission non-peer reviewed submissions during this period.
Please keep an eye on the journal's News section!
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