The Journal of Beat Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that provides and helps generate high quality criticism across the range of Beat writing, including fiction, poetry, drama, autobiography, life writing, travel writing, and screenplay writing. The journal advances Beat Studies scholarship through the application of diverse critical perspectives that address Beat literary production as both complex art and engaged cultural critique.
The Journal of Beat Studies volume 10, a special issue focusing on Jack Kerouac in honor of his centenary, is currently in the works. The coeditors of this issue are Ronna Johnson and Tim Hunt.
The Modern Language Association is in the process of indexing all volumes of the JBS in the MLA International Bibliography.
The Journal of Beat Studies is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, the Leading International Organization of Journal Editors (Federal ID: 55-0671318).