About JMCH

The Journal of Motorsport Culture & History aims to provide quality motorsport based academic research based on cultural or historical inquiries. Issues will be released once per year in the fall, starting in October of 2019. Manuscripts will be subject to a desk review for fit, and a double-blind peer review for quality and rigor. Student authors are encouraged to submit their research.

The scope of JMCH includes, but is not limited to, motorsport research or interpretive essays within: sociology, cultural studies, communication studies, and history (books & newspapers, films, movies, radio & television, museum exhibits, resource guides).

The Journal of Motorsport Culture & History is an open access, Non-Commercial 4.0 Internationally Publicly Licensed based journal, in which content is freely available to individuals and institutions. Users of JMCH are not allowed to use items for commercial purposes, and must give proper attribution to JMCH when using said materials. Further, there will be no embargo period for accepted and published manuscripts. Journal readers are encouraged to use, read, distribute, and/or link to these materials with proper attribution. Users must fully read, understand, and appreciate elements of the licensing agreement.

JMCH allows its readers/users to copy and redistribute the materials presented in any medium or format, as well as allow users to remix, transform, and/or build upon the materials presented in JMCH. This is only allowable under the following terms, in which users who use these rights are assumed to follow:

a) Attribution: The user must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. The user may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you, your use, or any manipulation or furthering of their work therein.

b) You may not use any materials presented in the Journal of Motorsport Culture & History for commercial purposes.

c) See the Licensing Agreement link for further details. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, please send a message to [need general journal email here] with the name of your institution, a current CV, and your areas of interest.


The Journal of Motorsport Culture & History aims to provide quality motorsport based academic research based on cultural or historical inquiries.

JMCH will not consider manuscripts that are under current or future consideration with other journals. Prior to an article being placed in review, Turnitin Software will be utilized to check for redundancy. An unsuccessful check may result in the manuscript being rejected. Those who attempt to submit a published article to another publication may have their work retracted.

Manuscripts are subject to a peer review process. The peer review process will involve two or more double-blind reviewers. For manuscripts that have student authors, students with scholarly experience may be utilized as a reviewer.

In the true spirit of an open access journal, the Journal of Motorsport Culture & History will never require submission or publication charges.

The editorial board may include undergraduate and/or graduate students. Set terms for these students will be set by the management and editorial boards.

Anyone can submit original manuscripts for consideration to JMCH, provided that the author(s) own the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner(s) to submit the article. Typically, authors are the original owners of the copyrights to their works, unless they have agreed to transfer copyright to their employer. Manuscript submitters will be added to the JMCH reviewer pool and may have the opportunity to serve as a peer reviewer on future submissions.

General Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted to JMCH may not have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print, electronic, etc.). Working papers and/or previous conference papers/presentations may be considered. By submitting to the Journal of Motorsport Culture & History, the author(s) certifies that the current manuscript is not under review with another journal (any format), and that said manuscript will not be submitted to another journal (any format) until the editorial process has concluded with the Journal of Motorsport Culture & History. Should a manuscript be published, any future submissions of the published manuscript to other journals may result in the published manuscript being retracted. If you have concerns about the submission conditions for the Journal of Motorsport Culture & History, please contact us directly.

The Journal of Motorsport Culture & History welcomes all types of original research and historical essays, which include, but are not limited to, qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, interpretive essays, and other formats as deemed appropriate by our editorial board.

Formatting Requirements

The Journal of Motorsport Culture & History utilizes the American Psychological Association (APA) style formatting for articles. Author(s) must submit their manuscript in a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, or Rich Text Format (RTF) file to be converted to a PDF later. Please do not submit PDF documents initially as this finalized step shall be done at JMCH.

Ethics Statement

Upon submission, the author(s) guarantee that the submitted works:

a. Have not been published in other works, and/or

b. Are not currently under review for publication in other journals/publishing formats.

Submitted works are also expected to be submitted with the full knowledge of the author(s)’ institution being fully aware of said submission. Manuscripts previously published in a working paper series or as a conference paper may be considered for publication. All manuscripts are reviewed for original content by using the Turnitin software. Manuscripts that do not meet the original content requirement may be rejected at desk review. If a paper was presented at a conference or published in a working paper series, the author(s) must inform JMCH at the time of manuscript submission. Manuscripts will be reviewed based on content. Manuscripts will be reviewed without bias of one’s age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, country of origin, creed, political affiliations, or standing in the academic community.

All submitted manuscripts are considered confidential materials. Reviewers and editors will not use submitted materials without the express written consent of the author(s) of submitted manuscripts. If you have any questions on the ethical stances of the Journal of Motorsport Culture & History, please contact us directly.

Author Rights

As JMCH is an open access, NonCommercial 4.0 internationally Licensed journal, the author(s) will have access to their publication without embargo or delay pending final formatting. Further, author(s) are entitled to the following rights without further permission from JMCH:

 Storage on the authors’ devices or personal website

o Note: Authors may post links to their original articles on JMCH to online portfolios, such as academia.edu, social media, or websites dedicated towards the authors’ tenure and promotion portfolio. JMCH asks for proper attribution. More information on proper attribution can be found on our licensing agreement page.

 May be included as part of any academic course.

 Other formats as deemed appropriate by the editorial board, with proper attribution to JMCH.

General Terms and Conditions

Users of the JMCH website and/or software agree to properly use materials and the software as a whole. Failure to do so will result in a user becoming banned from JMCH and any JMCH affiliates. The above-mentioned policies, as well as any submission agreements, constitute the entire agreement between JMCH and the author(s) regarding submission, and possibly publication, of submitted manuscript(s).