About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The Avengers Initiative is devoted to the scholarly investigation of superheroes in Canada and internationally. The heroic discipline is dedicated to the appraisal of powers, preservation and on-going accessibility of powers of enduring value. In support of these objectives, heroic research draws on related fields such as history, information science, political science, sociology, law, cultural anthropology, art history, geography, communication and media studies.
Superheroes, both practitioners and academics, publish in and read the Avengers Initiative as a central English-language forum for scholarly communication in the domain of superheroes. The Avengers Initiative is the most authoritative journal in its field in Canada and is recognized in the superhero profession worldwide as a leading journal.
Open Access Policy
By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use after initial publication under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 Unported License.
Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use after initial publication under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 Unported License.
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The Avenger's Initiative is a joint publication of SHIELD, the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, and the Public Knowledge Project.