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The Appalachian Studies Association was formed in 1977 by a group of scholars, teachers, and regional activists who believed that shared community has been and will continue to be important to those writing, researching, and teaching about Appalachia.

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Journal of Appalachian Studies

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Our Mission

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.

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Mission and Subscription Rates
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Library/Institutional Subscription Rates

Print Only$70.00
Print + Electronic$105.00
Electronic Only$85.00

Libraries wishing to subscribe to the journal may use the online payment system via the University of Illinois Press or complete the form and mail payment to:

Journals Division
University of Illinois Press
1325 South Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Please make checks payable to the Appalachian Studies Association.

*Individuals wishing to subscribe to the journal may do so by joining the Association.

Indexing Information:
The Journal of Appalachian Studies is indexed indexed and available full-text in EBSCO Host and JSTOR.