About Esic

ISSN 2472-9884 (PRINT)  |  ISSN 2472-9876 (ONLINE)

Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture (ESIC) publishes scholarly and scientific articles on every aspect of imaginative culture: literature, film, theater, television, music, ideology, religion, politics, the visual arts, and digital media. Contributors to ESIC also review books from all fields of the evolutionary sciences and humanities. The journal aims to help researchers stay informed about the newest thinking in the broad range of disciplines that converge on imaginative culture. Articles are written in English, but subject matter can include works from any language and any historical period.

The central qualification for contributing to the journal is to regard works of imaginative culture as arising out of human nature—the evolved and adapted character of the human mind. While sharing a common concern with locating cultural products in human nature, contributors can focus on divergent or multiple features of cultural artifacts: their depicted content, emotional qualities, or structural and stylistic features; aesthetic and intellectual traditions; the responses of readers or viewers; the motives and character of authors or other artists; the ecological and sociopolitical context within which imaginative works are produced; or the psychological or social functions the works fulfill.

ESIC welcomes letters from readers, including the authors of books that have been reviewed. Such letters will be published at the editors’ discretion.

ESIC is indexed in Cengage, Ebsco, and the MLA International Bibliography and listed in the Directory of Periodicals. ESIC's h5-index on Google Scholar is 7. ESIC is also pleased to announce that it is indexed by SCOPUS. The Content Selection & Advisory Board notes that ESIC is a strong and well organised peer reviewed journal which consistently includes articles that are scientifically sound and relevant to an international academic or professional audience in this field, fully meriting inclusion in SCOPUS.

From January 2023, the journal is fully open-access