The international peer-reviewed Journal of Boredom Studies (JBS) (ISSN 2990-2525), published annually by the International Society of Boredom Studies, is a multidisciplinary and open-access forum for theoretical and empirical advancements in all areas of boredom studies, including, but not limited to, Animal Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Cultural Studies, Education, History, Literary Studies, Management, Philosophy, Political Studies, Psychology, and Sociology. It covers topics referring to boredom (and related states like melancholy, ennui, tedium, etc.), that deal with its conceptualizations, cultural and societal representations, perceptions, forms, functions, characteristics, causes/correlates, and consequences/outcomes. It aims to promote and disseminate multidisciplinary research on boredom, facilitate the advancement of knowledge concerning boredom, and give visibility and access to scientific and scholarly papers on boredom.

The only language of publication in JBS is English. The journal publishes (1) theoretical, and empirical papers, (2) reviews of books related to boredom, and (3) English translations (max. 2 per issue) of papers and chapters on boredom published initially in vernacular languages.

The only form of JBS is digital; there is no printed version of the Journal.

The publication of articles in JBS is steady/continual. Contributions are published as soon as they successfully go through peer-review and editing. Each issue is open in January and closed in mid-December. Publication frequency is one issue per year.

There is no charge to authors for publication in JBS. The journal is published based on open access policy, which allows unrestricted access to its resources in full compliance with copyright of the authors. Therefore, readers are required to comply with the generally accepted rules of citing and referencing as in the case of the published form.

Articles in the Journal of Boredom Studies are available under a license Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). Authors are permitted to reuse published works, i.e. the post-print (final PDF file of the publisher) can be archived. Authors are encouraged to upload and store their work in social media, institutional and public repositories, in scientific social networks, personal websites, blogs, etc.

Editor in-chief

Mariusz Finkielsztein (Collegium Civitas, Poland)

Co-editor in-chief

Josefa Ros Velasco (Complutense Univerisity of Madrid, Spain)

Editorial Board

Elizabeth Goodstein (Emory University, USA)
Julian Haladyn (OCAD University, Canada)
Eric Igou (University of Limerick, Ireland)
Yashmine Musharbash (Australian National University, Australia)
Lars Svendsen (University of Bergen, Norway)
Peter Toohey (University of Calgary, Canada)
Izabela Wagner (Université Paris Cité, France)


Josefa Ros Velasco (Complutense University of Madrid)

Kevin Aho (Florida Gulf Coast University, USA)
María Cecilia Antón (Municipalidad General Pueyrredon, Argentina)
Jeffrey Auerbach (California State University, USA)
Richard Bargdill (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)
Lizzie Burns (University College Hospital, UK)
Cheshire Calhoun (Arizona State University, USA)
John D’Amico (Agnes Scott College in Decatur, USA)
James Danckert (University of Waterloo, Canada)
John Eastwood (York University, Canada)
Andreas Elpidorou (University of Louisville, USA)
Michael Gardiner (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
Daniel Lesmes (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
Randy Malamud (Georgia State University, USA)
Wolfgang Malte Fues (University of Basel, Switzerland)
William McDonald (University of New England, Australia)
Christian Rafael Parreño Roldán (San Francisco Quito University, Ecuador)
Wijnand van Tilburg (University of Essex, UK)
Francoise Wemelsfelder (Scotland’s Rural College, UK)
Erin Westgate (University of Florida, USA)

Principal Contact

Journal of Boredom Studies
International Society of Boredom Studies

Support Contact

Josefa Ros Velasco

Numer bieżący
1 (2023)
International Society
ISSN 2990-2525
of Boredom Studies