Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are still two cups at my table.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New Martial Arts Journal

Dr. Ben Judkins, over at Kung Fu Tea, recently announced that a new scholarly journal dedicated to the study of martial arts will soon begin publishing. Below is an excerpt from the announcement. The full post may be read here.

We are delighted to announce the arrival of a new academic journal: Martial Arts Studies:
Martial Arts Studies is a peer reviewed, open access, online, academic journal dedicated to publishing the highest quality academic work on any aspect of martial arts studies. Its aim is to foster the most informed cross-disciplinary discourse on martial arts via the cross-fertilization of perspectives. As such, it encourages interdisciplinarity. The journal publishes both themed and open issues. All contents are subject to peer and editor review. New issues are published every April and October. The first issue of academic articles will be published in October 2015, but other forms of news, announcements and updates will be posted on the site regularly.
The journal is edited by Dr Paul Bowman and Dr Ben Judkins. The editorial assistant is Kyle Barrowman. It has a prestigious international Editorial Advisory Panel of renowned academics from around the world, each with expertise in one or more areas of martial arts studies.


Benjamin Judkins said...

Thanks for passing this on. We are very excited about this project and have been getting some really excellent submissions since the initial call for papers went out.

Rick Matz said...

I hope that it turns out to be a successful project!