Poetics (Journal)

  • Victoria Durrer (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review


Poetics is an interdisciplinary journal of theoretical and empirical research on culture, the media and the arts. Particularly welcome are papers that make an original contribution to the major disciplines - sociology, psychology, media and communication studies, and economics - within which promising lines of research on culture, media and the arts have been developed.

Poetics would be pleased to consider, for example, the following types of papers:

• Sociological research on participation in the arts; media use and consumption; the conditions under which makers of cultural products operate; the functioning of institutions that make, distribute and/or judge cultural products, arts and media policy; etc.

• Psychological research on the cognitive processing of cultural products such as literary texts, films, theatrical performances, visual artworks; etc.

• Media and communications research on the globalization of media production and consumption; the role and performance of journalism; the development of media and creative industries; the social uses of media; etc.

• Economic research on the funding, costs and benefits of commercial and non-profit organizations in the fields of art and culture; choice behavior of audiences analysed from the viewpoint of the theory of lifestyles; the impact of economic institutions on the production or consumption of cultural goods; etc.

The production and consumption of media, art and culture are highly complex and interrelated phenomena. Our insight into these broad domains will be considerably enhanced by studies focusing on the interrelationships of the many factors that shape behavior towards art, culture and the media.

Poetics publishes not only advanced research reports but also overview articles. Occasional special issues, guest-edited by specialists, present the state of the art and/or discuss new developments in a particular field.

If you are in any doubt about the appropriateness of your paper for Poetics, please take a moment to review previous volumes of the journal. The contents of these issues will give you a good sense of the areas of research which are of interest to us. The complete back issues of the journal can be found at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0304422X

Period05 Nov 2018
Type of journalJournal