The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) Launches First Issue

JAMS logoWe are excited to announce that The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies (JAMS) has published its first issue with IOPN Journals. As a rigorously peer-reviewed open access journal managed by Editor-in-Chief and iSchool alumnus Billy Tringali, JAMS will publish original scholarship and book reviews on a wide range of topics in the fields of anime, manga, cosplay, and fandom studies produced by academics, students, and independent researchers annually, with occasional special interest issues.

“I hope that JAMS can bring visibility to the deeper meanings, understandings, and cultural significance of anime, manga, cosplay, and their fandoms. I hope that, in making JAMS open-access, scholarship about anime and manga can be accessible to everyone, regardless of university affiliation.”—Tringali, Librarian for Outreach at the MacMillan Law Library at Emory University School of Law

JAMS’ first issue contains five scholarly articles exploring themes from race and belonging to disability and queer identity, to the American distribution of anime. In addition to the articles, the first issue features a book review on Manga from the Floating World: Comicbook Culture and the Kibyôshi of Edo Japan. Authors interested in submitting to the journal can learn more about JAMS’ submissions guidelines at the journal website.