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The Department of English and Creative Writing at Roehampton is home to the International Journal of James Bond Studies, an academic peer review journal dedicated to publishing interdisciplinary scholarship on all aspects of Ian Fleming's James Bond franchise.

Each issue contains innovative and original research on a range of topics related to the popular cultural history of James Bond. The journal offers contemporary critical readings of James Bond across literature, film, and other popular multimedia, as well as broader criticism of the popular appeal and socio-political importance of Fleming’s – and the spy genre’s – most enduring creation.


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The International Journal of James Bond Studies accepts submissions on a rolling basis, so there is no specific deadline for contributors.

We are currently accepting submissions for articles of 7,000 words and reviews, reflections, and/or opinion pieces of 2,000 words on all aspects of Ian Fleming's James Bond franchise, including (but not limited to):

  • Ian Fleming
  • the James Bond novels
  • the James Bond films
  • the James Bond continuation novels
  • the music of James Bond
  • James Bond computer games (all platforms)
  • television/radio/comic adaptations
  • other James Bond parodies and/or spin-offs
  • James Bond merchandise
  • the cultural impact of James Bond
  • other spy fiction
  • academic works on James Bond

Contributors should follow the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines (Author-Date citation).

Submissions will be subject to peer review, and contributors will receive appropriate and timely feedback from the editorial board before proceeding to publication.

Note: All contributors are asked to attach an abstract to their submission.

To submit an article/review, please go to the Journal's Submissions page.


Editorial Board


Dr. Ian Kinane, Lecturer in English Literature, University of Roehampton

Board Members:

Prof. Tony Bennett, Professor of Social and Cultural Theory, Western Sydney University

Prof. Jeremy Black MBE, Professor of History, University of Exeter

Prof. James Chapman, Professor of Film Studies, University of Leicester

Mr. John Cork, Author, Filmmaker, President of Cloverland, Inc.

Prof. Edward P. Comentale, Professor of English, Indiana University Bloomington

Dr. Lisa Funnell, Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies, University of Oklahoma

Dr. Monica Germana, Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing, University of Westminster

Assoc. Prof. Jacob M. Held, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Central Arkansas

Dr. Claire Hines, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, Southampton Solent University

Dr. Stephanie Jones, Teaching Fellow in Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University

Dr. Charles Kronengold, Assistant Professor of Music, Stanford University

Assoc. Prof. James B. South, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Marquette University

Prof. Stephen Watt, Professor of English, Indiana University Bloomington