The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America

Exploring the production, use, collection, and care of textual artifacts

The Society’s quarterly journal, The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (PBSA), focuses on text objects across media, geographies, and periods. PBSA focuses on both traditional and emerging media and perspectives. We welcome studies that share new information, that situate bibliographical work in theoretical frameworks, or that forward the examination of lesser-known materials. PBSA publishes original articles, bibliographical notes, reflections on bibliographical work, reviews of books and electronic resources, and review essays.

PBSA is edited by Jesse R. Erickson (The Morgan Museum & Library) and Sarah Werner (independent scholar). Dylan Lewis serves as Managing Editor, and Brittany Adams serves as Reviews Editor.

Covers of 8 issues of The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America from 1937 to 2024.

Advisory Board ↑

PBSA is guided by a board of experts to whom the editors turn for advice on submissions and peer review, as well as for input on other editorial matters. Advisory Board members are invited by the journal editors to serve a three-year term, with the option to serve a second term. The editors are in the process of building out a full board, but terms will be staggered so that there is always a mix of experienced and newer perspectives.

The current Board consists of the following: Read more

  • Alexander L. Ames, The Rosenbach Museum & Library (2024–2027)

  • Hwisang Cho, Emory University (2023–2026)

  • Megan Cook, Colby College (2024–2027)

  • Brigitte Fielder, University of Wisconsin–Madison (2023–2026)

  • Emily Friedman, Auburn University (2023–2026)

  • Alan Galey, University of Toronto (2023–2026)

  • Alex Hidalgo, Texas Christian University (2024–2027)

  • Joseph Howley, Columbia University (2023–2026)

  • Evyn Kropf, University of Michigan (2023–2026)

  • Zachary Lesser, University of Pennsylvania (2023–2026)

  • Kinohi Nishikawa, Princeton University (2023–2026)

  • Julie Park, The Pennsylvania State University (2023–2026)

  • Leah Price, Rutgers University (2024–2027)

  • Joseph Rezek, Boston University (2024–2027)

  • Curtis Small, University of Delaware (2023–2026)

  • Kelly Wisecup, Northwestern University (2024–2027)

  • Heather Wolfe, Folger Shakespeare Library (2023–2026)

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Subscriptions ↑

Individual subscriptions come with membership in the Society and include the full year’s issues in print and e-book formats. PBSA is also available online to BSA members; log in to your member account for access.

Institutional subscriptions and back issues are available from the University of Chicago Press. Learn more at https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/inst/rates.

Contact the University of Chicago Press, Journals Division:

University of Chicago Press, Journals Division
PO Box 37005
Chicago, IL 60637

Order offprints & back issues ↑

Offprints for authors

Authors of all content appearing in PBSA receive two copies of the issue. Those wishing to purchase additional copies of their contributions in the form of offprints should request these from our publisher, University of Chicago Press, at the time authors return their page proofs; instructions will be included in the emails sharing proofs.

Back issues

The University of Chicago Press, as the publisher and distributor of PBSA, handles all orders for back issues. For information, please visit their website: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/issues/pbsa.html.

For institutional, bookstore, and agency sales, or to purchase more than 10 copies of a single issue, please contact University of Chicago Press customer service at subscriptions@press.uchicago.edu or (877) 705-1878 (US & Canada) or (773) 753-3347 (international).

Advertising ↑

PBSA welcomes advertising of an appropriate nature in its quarterly journal. The Society membership includes individuals and institutions, of whom approximately one-sixth are outside the United States. Learn more about advertising in PBSA on the University of Chicago website.

Please direct all advertising inquiries to the Journals Division of the University of Chicago Press.