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Celebrity Studies is a peer reviewed journal that focuses on the critical exploration of celebrity, stardom and fame. It seeks to make sense of celebrity by drawing upon a range of (inter)disciplinary approaches, media forms, historical periods and national contexts. The journal is accepting submissions for its Celebrity Forum and Cultural Report sections. See below for details.

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Celebrity Forum Page

Celebrity Forum is a section of Celebrity Studies Journal that provides a space for timely responses to contemporary and historical issues in celebrity culture. We encourage submissions in two forms: 1,000-1,500 words (including notes) academic 'think pieces', including case studies, which should be provocative and open-ended, encouraging exchange and debate. Alternatively, we invite 500-1,000 word (including notes) submissions of comments and views on previous articles published within either the main section of the journal or Celebrity Forum. Above all, Celebrity Forum is designed to be dialogical and primarily engaged with cutting edge developments in celebrity and its study. Please note that all submissions are subject to double-blind peer review by at least two international reviewers with relevant expertise.


Forum section submissions should be sent to Gaston Franssen.

The Cultural Report Page

The Cultural Report section of Celebrity Studies is home to dossiers of original short articles that interrogate cultures of celebrity which have yet to receive adequate critical attention. Each dossier is framed geographically or thematically with the aim of highlighting heterogeneous forms and functions of celebrity in different national contexts and thus expanding the international horizon of celebrity studies as a field. 

Previous dossiers have focused on Nordic celebrityKorean celebrityAustralian celebrityNon-western celebrity politics and diplomacy, and the celebrity of Haruki Murakami.

Submissions to The Cultural Report section should be 2500-3000 words. Please note that all submissions are subject to double-blind peer review.

Submissions for the Cultural Report section should be sent to Neil Ewen.


Editorial information

Gaston Franssen is assistant professor of Literary Culture at the University of Amsterdam. He has published on celebrity in the Journal of Dutch Studies, Celebrity Studies, and the European Journal of Cultural Studies. In 2016, he co-edited Celebrity Authorship and Afterlives in English and American Literature (Palgrave Macmillan); followed by, in 2017, Idolizing Authorship: Literary Celebrity and the Construction Identity, 1800 to the Present (Amsterdam University Press).

Neil Ewen is Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in Media and Communication at the University of Winchester, UK. He is co-editor of First Comes Love: Power Couples, Celebrity Kinship, and Cultural Politics (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015), Capitalism, Crime and Media in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), and journal special issues on the TV show Friends (Television and New Media, 2018) and populist celebrity politicians (Celebrity Studies, 2019). He is the Cultural Report section editor of Celebrity Studies.  

  • Digital Communications Editor: Celia Lam, University of Nottingham Ningbo China (celia.lam@nottingham.edu.cn)

Celia Lam is Assistant Professor in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. She is co-editor of Disassembling the Celebrity Figure: Credibility and the Incredible (Brill, 2018), and has published works on the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Northern Lights, 2016), celebrity bromances (Celebrity Studies, 2017;2018) and Australian fans (Continuum, 2018). She is the Digital Communications editor of Celebrity Studies.


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