To promote scholarly research about the Appalachian region, the Appalachian Studies Association publishes two issues of the Journal of Appalachian Studies (JAS) each year. The first publication, entitled Proceedings of the Annual Appalachian Studies Conference, incorporated papers presented at the annual Appalachian Studies Conference. In order to encourage library subscriptions, the name was changed to theJournal of the Appalachian Studies Association (JASA) in 1989. The publication, which now includes papers, reviews, studies, articles, and essays, was given its current name when the ASA moved to its first main headquarters at West Virginia University in the early 1990s. The JASis now published at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, where the main ASA office is now located.
By providing a venue for pieces regarding all aspects of Appalachia, the JAS is one way in which the Association fulfills its mission. Subscriptions to the JAS are included in annual Appalachian Studies Association and Conference membership. Articles, essays, and studies included in the JAS come from a wide array of disciplines. Anyone can submit work to the JAS for publication consideration, but all submissions must follow the guidelines on the Journal Submissions page.
Joining the ASA is simply a matter of mailing a check along with contact information. Membership runs from Jan.1st through Dec. 31st. Annual membership includes conference information as well as subscriptions to the Journal of Appalachian Studies and Appalink, the ASA newsletter. Please refer to the charts below for membership rates.
|Non-Conference JAS Subscription||$ 80.00|
|Conference Registration and JAS Subscription||$130.00|
|Late Conference Registration** and JAS Subscription||$155.00|
|Non-Conference JAS Subscription||$ 60.00|
|Conference Registration and JAS Subscription||$ 80.00|
|Late Conference Registration** and JAS Subscription||$105.00|
|Annual (runs from Jan.1st through Dec. 31st)||$ 45.00|
* For Student Rates, please enclose proof of enrollment from post-secondary institution.
** Late Registration Fees apply after March 1, 2012
***2012 Membership fees are $75 Regular/ $55 Student
The Journal of Appalachian Studies is indexed and/or abstracted in EBSCO Host (full-text available), ERIC, and the Wilson Company. JAS articles are now included in JSTOR.