Journal of Beatles Studies


CulturaMúsicaRevistas Científicas

Reino Unido

Liverpool University Press is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new open access journal, The Journal of Beatles Studies. Co-edited by Holly Tessler (University of Liverpool) and Paul Long (Monash University) the journal will be published twice a year, with the inaugural issue being in September 2022. The journal is published in association with the University of Liverpool and MA The Beatles, Music Industry and Heritage.

The Journal of Beatles Studies is the first journal to establish The Beatles as an object of academic research, and will publish original, rigorously researched essays, notes, as well as book and media reviews.

The journal aims are; to provide a voice to new and emerging research locating the Beatles in new contexts, groups and communities from within and beyond academic institutions; to inaugurate, innovate, interrogate and challenge narrative, cultural historical and musicological tropes about the Beatles as both subject and object of study; to publish original and critical research from Beatles scholars around the globe and across disciplines.

The Journal of Beatles Studies establishes a scholarly focal point for critique, dialogue and exchange on the nature, scope and value of The Beatles as an object of academic enquiry and seeks to examine and assess the continued economic value and cultural values generated by and around The Beatles, for policy makers, creative industries and consumers. The journal also seeks to approach The Beatles as a prism for accessing insight into wider historical, social and cultural issues.

The journal elicits peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary articles encompassing scholarship about, but not limited to:

  • The Beatles as academic object
  • The historical moment of The Beatles
  • The music of the Beatles, including issues of composition, recording, performance, reception and interpretation
  • Beatles fandom and communities
  • Social identities and The Beatles
  • Beatles geographies
  • The legacy of The Beatles
  • Cultural value and The Beatles
  • The Beatles as heritage object
  • The global Beatles
  • Beatles historiography
  • Mediation of The Beatles
  • Beatles pedagogies
  • Economics of The Beatles
  • Archiving and collecting The Beatles
  • Sustaining The Beatles

Más información: Journal of Beatles Studies Home (