Popular Culture Journals and Web Sites

Critical Distance - Online blog on game criticism. Their goal is to, "to bring together and highlight the most interesting, provocative and robust writing, video and discussion on games from across the web."

Dialogue - Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy is the first open access, peer reviewed journal focused on the intersection of popular culture and pedagogy.

First Person Scholar - First Person Scholar seeks to develop and expand the role of the game critic. From the web site: "We at FPS are advocating for a new dynamic, one in which the game critic demonstrates his or her relevancy through timely, rigorous, and accessible criticism that challenges all players to engage in critical play."

The Journal of Popular Culture - The Journal of Popular Culture (TJPC) is a peer-reviewed journal and the official publication of the Popular Culture Association.  It is published by Wiley Blackwell.  Subscriptions come with a membership in the Popular Culture Association.

Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies - The journal devoted to developing the broad field of study of cultural and media audiences

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction - From the website: "The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction seeks to uphold the spirit of educated inquiry and speculation through the publication of peer-reviewed, academic articles, essays and book reviews exploring the myriad facets of science fiction. The journal welcomes unsolicited, original submissions from academics around the world, with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary and innovative history of science fiction. Issues are published three times a year and each issue will feature 8 to 12 academic articles."


Derek McGrath - English PhD with reviews and comments on popular culture.