About the Journal
Supernatural Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Art, Media, and Culture
Supernatural Studies (print ISSN 2470-203X; online ISSN 2325-4866) is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the academic study of representations of the supernatural, the speculative, the uncanny, and the weird across periods and disciplines. Supernatural Studies welcomes submissions on such representations in literature, film, television, video games, and other cultural texts and artifacts.
Beginning with issue 4.1, publication in Supernatural Studies occurs both in print and by open-access electronic publication under a Creative Commons BY-NC license. Material from issues prior to 4.1 will be made available online as authorial permissions are secured. The journal is listed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals and indexed in the MLA International Bibliography and EBSCO.
See our latest Calls for Papers here. Submissions regular issues are accepted on a rolling basis.
If you are a scholar interested in serving as a peer reviewer for Supernatural Studies, please fill out this form.
Editorial Board of Supernatural Studies
Leah Richards, LaGuardia Community College,
City University of New York; member, The Council of Editors of Learned Journals
John R. Ziegler, Bronx Community College,
City University of New York
Assistant Executive Editors
Raechel Dumas, San Diego State University
Catherine Siemann, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Social Media Editor
U.K. Business Manager
Anastassiya Andrianova, North Dakota State University
Maija Birenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Christina Carlson, Iona College
Joseph Donica, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Curt Herr, Kutztown University
Bethany Holmstrom, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
Noah Simon Jampol, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Stephanie Pietros, College of Mount Saint Vincent
Shannon Proctor, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
David J. Puglia, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Sigmund Shen, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
News and Events
9 Dec. 2023: Print copies of vol. 9, issue 1 are now available for purchase.
27 Oct. 2023: Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of The Exorcist (and just in time for Halloween), vol. 9, issue 1, a special issue on the film, guest edited by Edmund P. Cueva and Nadia Scippacercola, is now available.
24 Sep. 2023: This spring, we will be organizers of a single-day conference at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, on Friday, March 22, 2024.
The online, open-access reviews section of Supernatural Studies is live and accepting submissions.
Read Paolo Javier and Thomas Fink's "Exchange with Leah Richards and John Ziegler on Their Editorial Stewardship of Supernatural Studies" on Dichtung Yammer (1 Dec. 2019).
Read one participant's reflection on presenting at the inaugural 2018 Supernatural Studies Conference.
Other News and Resources
11 Jun. 2020: Amsterdam UP series on early modern/medieval alterity seeks proposals
The book series "Monsters and Marvels: Alterity in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds" (formerly Medieval Institute Publications' "Monsters, Prodigies, and Demons: Medieval and Early Modern Constructions of Alterity") at Amsterdam University Press seeks proposals. See this flyer for details and contact information.