Critical Studies in Television // Peer Reviewed Journal // UNDERGRADUATE // Ongoing Submissions

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Columbia College Chicago Television Department

The Television Department at Columbia College Chicago invites undergraduate scholars to submit papers to the The Watercooler Journal. This peer-reviewed journal is a cross-disciplinary online source that focuses on nearly any topic involving the critical study of television programming. Papers may address the medium as a whole, specific television programs, transmedia, fan studies, social and/or cultural implications, individual episodes within a series, etc. Please visit to read papers that have been accepted. Papers are encouraged to be from 5 - 10 pages and must be written in MLA format with appropriate citations and Works Cited page.

Papers can be submitted directly to The Watercooler Journal online at  Please include in the document your full contact information (name, institutional affiliation, snail mail and email addresses, and a phone number) for each author of the paper. Also include a biographical note of 500 words or less about each author in lieu of a full CV. Once a paper is selected via a peer review process, the submitter will be notified of any additional steps that need to be taken via email.

If you have any questions about submissions, please contact our editors via email at Review for submissions will begin on September 15, 2011 and continue on an ongoing basis. Papers submitted by September 15 will be considered before others. Proposals sent to the editor via email will be returned and you will be asked to submit via the website.