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Author Guidelines

We will consider rigorous scholarship from scholars, teachers, activists, and others whose work focuses on the Appalachian region. The current editor invites scholarship which compares the Appalachian region to other regions in the world and places the region in a critical, global context. All submissions are expected to demonstrate an understanding of relevant Appalachian Studies literature.

Submissions should be double-spaced and numbered in Times New Roman12 point font.

Please follow the word count limits below:

  • Articles: should be between 5,000 - 7,000 words including notes, citations, and references.
  • Teaching, Community, and Research Notes: a maximum of 4,000 words including notes, citations, and references.

Submitted manuscripts must follow the journal’s format for references, notes, etc.

Manuscripts are accepted pending editorial revision. Authors should expect to work with the editorial staff to prepare the document for copyediting and publication. 


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word format (or a file type compatible with MS Word)
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the author guidelines, which are available at
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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