Journal Overview

Grateful Dead Studies is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary scholar journal that focuses on the work of the Grateful Dead, its reception, and its impact.

The journal builds on more than five decades of scholarship that is noteworthy for its interdisciplinarity and range, with hundreds of conference papers and dozens of articles, chapters, and books reflecting a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, addressing everything from the band’s music and lyrics to their reception and dissemination.

Published by the Grateful Dead Studies Association, Grateful Dead Studies is committed to publishing rigorous, high-level scholarship representing any discipline, field, or theoretical approach.

Each volume includes scholarly essays and reviews as well as features that offer primary materials documenting the Grateful Dead’s history, work, and reception.

Information on past issues and forthcoming volumes may be found on this site, as well as information for contributors and subscribers.