AFAM Journal Submission Guidelines

African American Studies

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AFAM Journal Submission Guidelines


Full-length scholarly articles and for review must range in length from 5,000-7,500 words maximum (minimum requirement does not include images and tables).Working papers and Commentaries may be submitted must range in length from 3,000-5,000 words maximum.

Manuscripts should:

  • range between 5,000–8,000 words, including endnotes and bibliography,
  • follow the APA citation format, and
  • include an abstract (not to exceed 250 words) and keywords.

Rights for Authors

Authors retain copyright for all content published in 1619: Journal of African American Studies (1619:JAAS).  Authors may reproduce, in other contexts, content to which they possess the copyright, although in any subsequent publications 1619:JAAS should be acknowledged as the original publisher.