Poetics is an interdisciplinary journal for articles in the field of theoretical and empirical research on culture, the media and the arts. Particularly welcome are papers that make an original contribution to the major disciplines - psychology, sociology, and economics - within which promising lines of research on art and culture have been developed. Poetics publishes not only advanced research reports but also overview articles. Occasional special issues, guest-edited by specialists, present the state of the art or discuss new developments in a particular field. Included among these special issues are: Conditions of Cultural Production and Reception (1999), Culture and Cognition (2000) and The Production and Consumption of Culture (2000). Some examples of types of papers which Poetics would be pleased to consider: Psychological research on the processing of literary texts, films, theatrical performances, etc. Sociological research on participation in the arts, media use, the conditions under which makers of cultural products operate, the functioning of institutions which make, distribute and/or judge cultural products, arts and media policy, etc. Economic research on the funding, costs and benefits of commercial and non-profit organizations in the fields of art and culture, choice behavior of audiences analyzed from the viewpoint of consumer theory, etc.
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