The Journal is intended to serve as a forum where scientists, academics and researchers from around the world can discuss the genre of science fiction in an interdisciplinary setting.
Each of the four articles in the journal’s first issue examines science fiction through different lenses, including globalization, mythology, social commentary, and assemblage theory. All of the articles were peer-reviewed by other science fiction scholars and selected for their insight into science fiction as a genre.
“The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is meant to complement existing academic journals,” said Monica Louzon, the Journal’s managing editor. “We’ve done just that with this first issue, and we couldn’t be happier with the submissions we received from across the globe.”
Future issues of the MOSF Journal of Science Fiction will be published three times a year and will feature a range of academic articles, essays, and book reviews. The journal’s editorial team welcomes submissions for its next issue, and more information on how to submit manuscripts for consideration can be found on the journal’s homepage at http://publish.lib.umd.edu/scifi/index
The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is free to download at http://publish.lib.umd.edu/scifi/issue/current