A good friend of the blog tipped us off to the new academic journal BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies. The first issue is being published in June 2014 but they're currently accepting paper submissions. If you have anything of academic rigor, please see below for how to submit. We'll look forward to reading the first issue next year.
In the interim, if you're looking for good scholarly analysis of Springsteen's music, we recommend picking up a copy of "Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy."
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is a new open-access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen’s immense body of work and remarkable musical career has inspired a recent outpouring of scholarly analysis. BOSS will create a scholarly space for Springsteen Studies in the contemporary academy. We seek to publish articles that examine the political, economic, and socio-cultural factors that have influenced Springsteen's music and shaped its reception. The editors of BOSS welcome broad interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to Springsteen’s songwriting, performance, and fan community, as well as studies that conform to specific disciplinary perspectives.
Please submit articles between 15 and 25 pages that conform to The Chicago Manual of Style to Springsteenstudies@gmail.com by January 1st, 2014. Authors will be notified of acceptance by March and the first issue of BOSS will be published in June, 2014, which marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of Born in the U.S.A.
Contact: Please address all inquiries to Jonathan D. Cohen (Managing Editor) at Springsteenstudies@gmail.com
Managing Editor:Jonathan D. Cohen