Officially affiliated with the Graduate Association for Food Studies, the Journal seeks to foster inclusive dialogue among students across academic communities. Its current editorial team is especially committed to featuring anti-racist, anti-sexist, and decolonial scholarship.
Each issue is composed of research articles, book reviews, and short-form creative pieces [see the submission guidelines]. Research articles may be submitted from any disciplinary location but must ensure legibility to an interdisciplinary audience of food studies scholars. Shorter work, called Food-Stuff, is not subject to peer review and may take the form of field notes, archival digests, commentaries, interviews, or photo essays.
The Journal considers its mission to:
Challenge, trouble, and vex the field of food studies through robust engagement with other academic fields
Amplify graduate student work and cultivate scholarly development through the process of peer review, editorial revision, and publication
Connect scholars via social media with the additional objective of bringing together food writers both inside and outside of academia
Build relationships among graduate students who study food as well as across food studies programs internationally
Open Access Statement:
In accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative's definition of Open Access this journal allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allow readers to use them for any other lawful purpose.
This journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.
The GJFS stores several copies of items and data in multiple digital and geographic locations in an effort to maintain digital content under the principles of LOCKSS ("Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe"). However as the content is born-digital the publisher cannot make any promises about future format or condition.
GJFS’ Editorial board is made of members of the Graduate Association for Food Studies. For more information, or to contact the board, please see its homepage: https://gradfoodstudies.org/student-board/
All materials published in this journal or on this platform are subject to attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Rights and Warranties
In an effort to maintain transparency, you are welcome to view the template to an actual publication agreement:
The Graduate Association for Food Studies (Publisher) is pleased to be publishing the Article identified above in the journal, Graduate Journal of Food Studies. So that you as Author and we as Publisher of Graduate Journal of Food Studies may be protected from unauthorized use of its contents, we consider it essential to secure the copyright. To this end, we ask you to grant us all rights, including subsidiary and licensing rights, for your article. We will, however, grant you the right to use your article without charge, in addition to several other rights, as indicated below in the section on Author’s Rights.
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Whereas by authority of the Executive Board of the Graduate Association for Food Studies, the Association is undertaking to publish Graduate Journal of Food Studies, of which the undersigned is Author of one or more parts, the Author grants and assigns exclusively to Publisher for their use, any and all rights of whatsoever kind or nature now or hereafter protected by the Copyright Law of the United States of America and all foreign countries in all languages in and to the above named article, including all subsidiary rights, and electronic rights. This includes granting the GAFS copyright and licensing rights to the article separate and apart from the journal issue, in any and all media.
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