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Journal of Appalachian Studies Seeks Book Review Editor

The Journal of Appalachian Studies is now accepting applications for the position of Book Review Editor. This is an unpaid, volunteer position.

The Book Review Editor will be expected to identify suitable reviewers for a wide range of recently published books in Appalachian studies, and to coordinate the writing and editing of commissioned reviews for publication in the journal.

The Journal of Appalachian Studies is published twice per year by the University of Illinois Press on behalf of the Appalachian Studies Association. Reviews for inclusion in the spring and fall issues of JAS are due to the assistant managing editor on December 15 and May 1, respectively. The review editor should plan to submit five reviews per issue of the journal.

The Book Review Editor will work collaboratively with other JAS editors to ensure that word count and content requirements are observed, and that deadlines are met. Qualified persons willing to serve in this position are encouraged to apply. Prior experience is preferred, but not required. Also important are a commitment to Appalachian studies and familiarity with Appalachia and the literature documenting and representing our region.

If you have questions concerning this position, you may contact the associate editor, Chris Leadingham, at, the current book review editor, Wendy Welch, at, or the journal editor, Shaunna Scott, at

Applications should include a letter of interest outlining relevant experience and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation.

Please send application materials to Ann Bryant, assistant managing editor, by mail to Appalachian Studies Association, Marshall University, One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755. Applications may also be submitted electronically to

Application materials must be postmarked or submitted electronically by Monday, April 1, 2019.

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