Researching, writing and teaching about the Beat Generation movement

The Journal of Beat Studies (JBS) - The Beat Studies Association

The Beat Studies Association and Pace University Press

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.

*Call for Papers: The Journal of Beat Studies volume 10 will be a special issue focusing on Jack Kerouac in honor of his centenary. The coeditors of this issue, Ronna Johnson and Tim Hunt, invite proposals for critical and scholarly essays, including archival studies and work in mid-twentieth century art and literary communities and schools – Black Mountain, San Francisco Renaissance, and New York School, as well as Beat Generation – all with a focus on Jack Kerouac and his writing. Proposals (a title, a 250-word description, and short CV) are due by April 1. 2022. Please email proposals to both coeditors at and Accepted essays will be due June 15, 2022. JBS essays and articles are typically 25-30 pages and not to exceed 9,000 words, including notes and works cited.

The Modern Language Association is in the process of indexing all volumes of the JBS in the MLA International Bibliography.

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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).