Below you will find a list of websites and open-access journals related to comic books and manga. The open-access journals contain peer-reviewed articles pertaining to different aspects of manga, comic books, graphic novels, and more.
Anime News Network was created as a news source that focuses on the medium of Japanese Animation(anime) and Japanese Comics (manga), with in-depth coverage, analysis and commentary to provide insight into the world of anime and manga.
Manga Bookshelf is a multi-blog network featuring discussion, news, and reviews of English-translated Japanese comics. In addition, the growing body of contributing writers provides coverage of topics such as anime adaptations, gaming, films, live-action dramas, online fandom, Korean manhwa, Chinese manhua and more.
The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship is an open-access, open peer-review academic journal dedicated to comics scholarship. The journal aims to make original contributions to the field of comics studies and to advance the appreciation of graphic narrative.
ImageTexT is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of comics and related media. They are published by the English Department at the University of Florida with support from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. It is published three times a year.
Intensities is an online peer-reviewed journal addressing all aspects of cult media. Issue 5 particularly focuses on comics and manga, but other issues have articles as well. Last updated in Spring 2017.
Intersections is a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the multiple historical, cultural, gender, and sexuality patterns in Asia and the Pacific. Back issues provides some articles in relationship to certain types of manga and comics.
Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC) is an international, peer-reviewed journal. TWC publishes articles about transformative works, broadly conceived articles about media studies; and articles about the fan community. TWC has papers in all areas, including fan fiction, fan vids, film, TV, anime, comic books, fan community, video games, and machinima.