Call for Submissions: Journal of Springsteen Studies

deadline for submissions: 
April 30, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies / Caroline Madden

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies ( is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The editors of BOSS are currently soliciting papers for the journal’s fourth edition, with expected publication date of August 2020. 

BOSS provides a scholarly space for Springsteen Studies in the contemporary academy. The journal publishes interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to Springsteen’s body of work, performance, and place in popular culture. We are interested in a wide range of topics, including Springsteen’s representation of class and gender, political and religious ideas, fandom, legacy, and influences from literature, music, and cinema. Please submit a 500-word abstract by March 15, 2020 or an article between 15 and 25 pages that conforms to the Chicago Manual of Style by e-mailing it to Caroline Madden (Managing Editor) at or at by April 30, 2020. 

The editor Jonathan D. Cohen recieved his PhD in history from the University of Virginia and is the author of Long Walk Home

Caroline Madden is the author of Springsteen as Soundtrack