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Submission Guidelines

Submissions to Cultural Analysis should critically interrogate some aspect of folklore or popular culture, but can approach these topics from a range of disciplinary perspectives. We encourage submissions from a variety of theoretical standpoints and from different disciplines including anthropology, cultural studies, folklore, media studies, popular culture, psychology, and sociology. As the mission of Cultural Analysisis is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue on the topics of folklore and popular culture, pieces that engage with multiple methodologies are especially welcome.

Guidelines for Authors


Authors should submit research articles of approximately 20-30 pages in length, which conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition (b), and include an abstract of 100 words and a "Works Cited" section. Authors must provide an electronic copy of their article. Microsoft Word (version 2002 or later) is the preferred format for all electronic copies. Electronic copies may be submitted via  on a CD-ROM or sent as e-mail attachments to


If an article is selected for publication, electronic copies of accompanying illustrations, photographs, and diagrams must be provided, as well as all necessary captions. Permission to publish images must be secured by the author. An uncompressed TIFF file (300 dpi resolution) is the preferred format for all electronic copies. Electronic copies may be submitted on CD-ROM, or sent as e-mail attachments to Camera-ready copy is also accepted.


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All articles accepted for publication will be edited for clarity, consistency and conformity to the Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition (b). Authors will have the opportunity to review and approve all editorial changes.