Submissions Overview

Grateful Dead Studies welcomes essays on any aspect of the Grateful Dead phenomenon. As a reflection of an evolving interdisciplinary scholarly discourse, we welcome articles representing all fields and theoretical approaches. Authors should write for a scholarly audience in a style that fosters understanding across disciplinary boundaries, avoiding jargon and explaining discourse-specific terms.

Grateful Dead Studies is a peer-reviewed journal. Articles undergo double-blind peer review; if revisions are requested, authors will work with the Editor to address those issues.

Articles average 7,000–12,000 words, including references, but both longer and shorter pieces may be considered. Articles should represent incisive, original, rigorous research, with thorough references.

Reviews are 1,000–1,500 words, though longer reviews may be permitted. Reviews may assess books, recordings, performances, conferences, exhibitions, websites, or blogs.

Features are primary documents, art works, and historical material, including interviews, memoirs, and photographs, often with brief explanatory essays. Grateful Dead Studies does not have the resources to pay licensing fees or permissions. All permissions and publication rights are the responsibility of the contributor.