The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies 5th Volume

deadline for submissions: 
March 31, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Billy Tringali - Indiana University

Volume to be Published in December of 2024

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) is eager to announce a Call for Papers for our fifth volume.

The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies is a double-blind peer reviewed, open-access journal published by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. JAMS is dedicated to publishing scholarly works concerning anime, manga, cosplay, and the fandom surrounding these areas. As an open-access journal, JAMS aims to reach an audience of scholars both inside and outside the academe, encouraging public engagement through the digital humanities.

Because anime and manga studies is such a diverse field, JAMS welcomes papers regarding anime, manga, cosplay, and their fandoms as analyzed from any number of scholarly perspectives.  Works published in JAMS range from media industry history, to the disability studies.

All papers published in JAMS are published with a Creative Commons license, Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Submissions to JAMS average between 6,500 and 8,000 words, including works cited. Please contact the editor-in-chief if you wish to discuss significantly longer or shorter submissions.

Please visit our site:, for information about the journal and our policies. We welcome inquiries and are glad to discuss ideas for potential submissions. Scholars interested in supporting anime and manga studies as a discipline as peer reviewers should also reach out to JAMS.

See the linked papers below for examples of the works JAMS has published:

The Dynamism of Anime Images: The Case of the ‘Kanada-style’ Movement -

Embedded Niche Overlap: A Media Industry History of Yaoi Anime’s American Distribution from 1996 to 2009 -

The Spectacular Mundane in the Films of Studio Ghibli -

A Survey of the Story Elements of Isekai Manga -

Submissions will be accepted until March 31st, 2024. While JAMS accepts submissions on a rolling basis, only papers submitted by the deadline will be guaranteed to be reviewed for this volume.

Note: This CFP is different than the JAMS@AX24 conference at Anime Expo. That will be a separate CFP.

Inquiries can be directed to Billy Tringali