Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Cultural Studies Review is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the publication and circulation of quality thinking in cultural studies—in particular work that draws out new kinds of politics, as they emerge in diverse sites. We are interested in writing that shapes new relationships between social groups, cultural practices and forms of knowledge and which provides some account of the questions motivating its production. We welcome work from any discipline that meets these aims. Aware that new thinking in cultural studies may produce a new poetics we have a dedicated new writing section to encourage the publication of works of critical innovation, political intervention and creative textuality.


The journal is a review in the fullest sense. We seek serious engagement with new publications in cultural studies as well as with events in other modes that suggest new cultural tendencies or which ask us to think again about the politics of transmission in culture across the world.  We warmly welcome reviews and translations of work published in other languages or in media other than text.


Cultural Studies Review is an open-access e-journal which reflects our belief that the critical and creative thinking produced by scholars should be widely available and our respect for the author’s ownership of their own thinking.

CSR is published twice a year (in March and September) by UTSePress. It is available from the UTS Cultural Studies Review website. Access is free but you will need to register to make on-line submissions and to receive publication alerts.


Cultural Studies Review is grateful for the financial support of:

-       School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne

-       Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UTS

-       Faculty of Law, UTS

-       Transforming Cultures Research Centre, UTS

-       School of Social, Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney

-       Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland

-       School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin University


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

New Writing

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Book reviews are commissioned by the reviews editor. They are not peer reviewed.

  • Lee Wallace
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Cultural Studies Review is a peer-refereed journal. It follows a single-blind refereeing system, whereby the author's name is made known to the referees but the referees remain anonymous to the author (unless the referee specifically request that their name be made known). Two referees are selected for each submission deemed suitable. They are chosen for their expertise in the area that the submission focuses on and asked to comment on the general quality of the text, both in terms of the project and in terms of cultural studies; on the submission's quality as scholarship and/or writing; on its suitability for publication in Cultural Studies Review. The process takes up to four months.


Publication Frequency

Cultural Studies Review is published twice a year, in March and September. Each issue is published as a unified issue with its own table of contents.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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The views expressed in this journal are those of the authors and do not, and should not, be considered representative of Cultural Studies Review or UTS ePRESS or the University of Technology, Sydney.