Journals

  • Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management

    Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management is the official journal of the Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society (AEHMS), published quarterly since 1998. It is a peer-reviewed primary journal devoted to the promotion of ecosystem-based science, approaches, health, management, and restoration of marine and freshwaters of the world.

  • Alliance for African Partnership Perspectives

    The Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) seeks to promote sustainable, effective, and equitable long-term partnerships among African institutions, Michigan State University, and other international collaborators. The AAP strives to build networks across all sectors (universities, NGOs, government, and private sector) to engage with development challenges that fall within our thematic areas. The mission of the AAP is to mobilize and support these partnerships in such a way that the resulting activities positively transform institutions and livelihoods in Africa.

    Alliance for African Partnership Perspectives (AAPP) is a publication of thought pieces and ocassional papers to be released by AAP. 

    AAPP is currently accepting submissions for its next special issue: African Universities and the COVID-19 Pandemic.

     

  • Gendered Perspectives on International Development

    The Gendered Perspectives on International Development (GPID) series is a peer-reviewed journal publication of scholarly work on the effects of international development policy and globalization on gender roles, gender relations, and sexuality. Scholars from a broad range of disciplines contribute new understandings of gendered roles and relations amidst economic, social, and political change to GPID. Individual articles and book reviews are categorized into the following themes:

    1. Identity & Culture
    2. Family & Life Stages
    3. Governance & Policy
    4. Violence & Trafficking
    5. Agriculture, Food, & Nutrition
    6. Health & Reproductive Issues
    7. Water, Energy, & Environment
    8. Education, Learning, & Capacity Building
    9. Economics, Assets, & Labor
    10. Activism, Justice, & Rights
  • Rhetoric, Politics & Culture

    Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture (RPC) embraces a pluralistic approach to rhetorical scholarship. The journal is open to a variety of methodological approaches, from close textual and/or historical analysis to critical/cultural, ethnographic, performative, artistic, and/or theoretical work. The journal invites scholarship on rhetorics of marginalization, structure, materiality, and power; politics, advocacy, and activism; and beyond. Foremost to its mission is featuring perspectives that question in/justice, in/equity, power, and democracy and that attend to interlocking structures of power within their geopolitical and historical contexts. This journal also invites rhetorical scholarship that archives, documents, theorizes, or participates in forms of individual and collective public interventions, advocacy, activism, and resistance to such structures.

    Carmen Kynard is the Lillian Radford Chair in Rhetoric and Composition and professor of English at Texas Christian University. She traces her research and teaching at “Education, Liberation, and Black Radical Traditions” (http://carmenkynard.org).

    Bryan J. McCann is associate professor in the department of Communication Studies at Louisiana State University. His publications include The Mark of Criminality: Rhetoric, Race, and Gangsta Rap in the War-on-Crime Era (University of Alabama Press, 2017).

  • Contagion

    Contagion is the journal of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion (COV&R), an international association of scholars founded in 1990 and dedicated to the exploration, criticism, and development of René Girard’s mimetic model of the relationship between violence and religion in the genesis and maintenance of culture. The Violence, Mimesis, and Culture Series and Breakthoughs in Mimetic Theory Series provide additional examination of cultural mimesis.

    COV&R is concerned with questions of research and application. Scholars from diverse fields and theoretical orientations are invited to participate in its conferences and publications. Membership includes subscriptions to Contagion and to the organization’s biannual Bulletin which contains recent bibliography, book reviews, and information on the annual conference as well as on relevant satellite sessions in conferences of diverse disciplines.

    Editor: William A. Johnsen, Michigan State University

  • CR: The New Centennial Review

    CR: The New Centennial Review is devoted to comparative studies of the Americas that suggest possibilities for a different future. CR is published three times a year under the editorship of Scott Michaelsen (Department of English, Michigan State University) and David E. Johnson (Department of Comparative Literature, SUNY at Buffalo; Instituto de Humanidades, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile).

    The journal recognizes that the language of the Americas is translation, and that questions of translation, dialogue, and border crossings (linguistic, cultural, national, and the like) are necessary for rethinking the foundations and limits of the Americas. Journal articles address philosophically inflected interventions, provocations, and insurgencies that question the existing configuration of the Americas, as well as global and theoretical work with implications for the hemisphere.

    Editors: Scott Michaelsen (Department of English, Michigan State University) and David E. Johnson (Department of Comparative Literature, SUNY at Buffalo; Instituto de Humanidades, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile)

     

  • Fourth Genre

    We invite you to experience Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, a journal devoted to publishing notable, innovative work in nonfiction. Given the genre’s flexibility and expansiveness, we welcome a variety of works ranging from personal essays and memoirs to literary journalism and personal criticism. The editors invite works that are lyrical, self-interrogative, meditative, and reflective, as well as expository, analytical, exploratory, or whimsical. In short, we encourage submissions across the full spectrum of the genre. The journal encourages a writer-to-reader conversation, one that explores the markers and boundaries of literary/creative nonfiction.

    Editor: Laura Julier, Michigan State University

  • French Colonial History

    Sponsored by the French Colonial Historical Society (FCHS), French Colonial History is an annual volume of refereed, scholarly articles. The journal covers all aspects of French colonization and the history of all French colonies, reflecting the temporal span, geographical breadth, and diversity of subject matter that characterize the scholarly interests of the Society's members.

     

  • Journal for the Study of Radicalism

    The Journal for the Study of Radicalism engages in serious, scholarly exploration of the forms, representations, meanings, and historical influences of radical social movements. With sensitivity and openness to historical and cultural contexts of the term, we loosely define “radical,” as distinguished from “reformers,” to mean groups who seek revolutionary alternatives to hegemonic social and political institutions, and who use violent or non-violent means to resist authority and to bring about change. The journal is eclectic, without dogma or strict political agenda, and ranges broadly across social and political groups worldwide, whether typically defined as “left” or “right.” We expect contributors to come from a wide range of fields and disciplines, including ethnography, sociology, political science, literature, history, philosophy, critical media studies, literary studies, religious studies, psychology, women’s studies, and critical race studies. We especially welcome articles that reconceptualize definitions and theories of radicalism, feature underrepresented radical groups, and introduce new topics and methods of study.

    Future issues will include themes like the re-conceptualization of “left” and “right,” radical groups typically ignored in academic scholarship, such as deep ecologists, primitivists, and anarchists, the role of science and technology in radical visions, transnational and regional understandings of radicalism, and the relationships of radical movements to land and environment.

    Editor: Arthur Versluis, Michigan State University

     

    Current Call for Papers

  • Journal of West African History

    The Journal of West African History (JWAH) is an important initiative in the field of African Studies published by Michigan State University Press in collaboration with Michigan State University’s African Studies Center and History Department. An interdisciplinary peer-reviewed research journal, JWAH is located at the cutting edge of new scholarship on the social, cultural, economic, and political history of West Africa and publishes the highest quality articles on West African history. It fills a representational gap by providing a forum for serious scholarship and debate on women and gender, sexuality, slavery, oral history, popular and public culture, and religion. The editorial board encourages authors to explore a wide range of topical, theoretical, methodological, and empirical perspectives in new and exciting ways. The journal is committed to rigorous thinking and analysis; is international in scope; and offers a critical intervention about knowledge production. Scholarly reviews of current books in the field appear in every issue. An articulated goal of JWAH is to bridge the gap between Anglophone and Francophone scholarship on West Africa. Thus, the journal is published in both English and French (an abstract in both languages is provided).

    In addition to scholarly articles, JWAH features recurring segments dedicated to unraveling and engaging with important intellectual questions. In a forum called “Retrospectives,” the most established scholars in the field contribute historiographical essays and reflection pieces to bring together current thinking with new directions on scholarship about West Africa’s history. “Thinking Digitally” engages new digital media and technologies as tools for historical research and documentation of West African realities, probing especially how historical practice, presentation, and analysis can be translated in digital terms. In the section “Conversations,” leading scholars engage in debate—conversations, really—with the past and present of West African history on topics as significant and varied as LGBTI rights and discrimination; health, healing, and disease; and wealth and security issues; to name but a few. Finally, “The Teaching Scholar” features articles that throw teaching pedagogies into conversation with scholarship.

    Editor: Nwando Achebe, Michigan State University

     

     

  • Northeast African Studies

    Northeast African Studies (NEAS) is a biannual interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality original research in the social sciences and the humanities on the Horn of Africa and its neighbors. The region covers primarily Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, and Somalia/Somaliland. We welcome submissions from a range of academic disciplines including history, anthropology, political science, sociology, religion, environmental studies, literature, and the arts. NEAS editors seek contributions that rethink established debates and paradigms in the field, that address issues with comparative implications for scholars working in other parts of the world, or that draw on new source materials and disciplinary methodologies. We are highly interested in studies adopting transnational, transregional, and comparative perspectives as well as a regional approach to Northeast Africa that transcends the conventional borders of individual countries. Studies that explore the region’s broader interactions with the Red Sea and Indian Ocean areas, the adjacent Arabian Peninsula, relevant Trans-Saharan connections, or that converse with global history approaches are particularly welcome.

    NEAS also publishes scholarly reviews of current books in the field. Periodically, the editors commission guest-editors or solicit proposals for special issues on specific themes.

    We invite submission of article-length manuscripts accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 150 words.

    GENERAL EDITOR
    Jonathan Miran, Western Washington University (USA)

    BOOK REVIEW EDITOR
    Matteo Salvadore, American University of Sharjah (UAE)

  • QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking

    QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking (published 3 times/yr.) brings together scholars, activists, public intellectuals, artists, and policy and culture makers to discuss, debate, and mobilize issues and initiatives that matter to the diverse lived experience, struggle, and transformation of GLBTQ peoples and communities wherever they may be. With an emphasis on worldmaking praxis, QED welcomes theory, criticism, history, policy analysis, public argument, and creative exhibition, seeking to foster intellectual and activist work through essays, commentaries, interviews, roundtable discussions, and book and event reviews.

    Edited by Charles E. Morris III, Syracuse University and Thomas K. Nakayama, Northeastern University.

    QED is not an acronym, though, of course, Q resonates queerly for us, as we imagine it will for many readers. We wish our intentional indeterminacy to be playful, productive, propulsive. This configuration will be recognized by some as signifying the Latin phrase, quod erat demonstrandum, meaning “that which had to be demonstrated,” which used to be placed at the end of mathematical proofs to inscribe a stamp of consummation. This connotation appeals to us insofar as we understand this journal’s mission as centrally concerned with praxis, which is to say that we believe the success of QED generally, and of any of the words on its pages, shall be determined by its demonstration, by the difference it seeks to manifest in the world. We hope that this high bar, this idealism, will be constitutive. Other readers, though lamentably too few given the infrastructural deficits vexing GLBTQ history and memory, will recognize Q.E.D. as the title of Gertrude Stein’s explicitly lesbian autobiographical novel, written in 1903 but not published until after her death in 1950. Stein’s use of the acronym ironically represented the relations among the women that unfolded in her narrative. Activism, archive, wit, desire—our hope is that all of these terms will, among others, characterize this GLBTQ project, and that you will venture to make other meanings and doings of it.

    Our use of theterm “worldmaking” is much more deliberate in its derivation. Since our first encounter 15 years ago with its conceptualization by queer theorists Lauren Berlant and Michael Warner in their influential essay, “Sex in Public,” we have been inspired and challenged by the still generative and demanding implications of their idea of “queer worldmaking”—creative, performative, intimate, public, disruptive, utopian, and more. Of such a “world-making project,” they wrote: “The queer world is a space of entrances, exits, unsystematized lines of acquaintance, projected horizons, typifying examples, alternate routes, blockages, incommensurate geographies.” Among its key assumptions and commitments are belonging, transformation, memory, mobility, “the inventiveness of the queer world making and of the queer world’s fragility.” GLBTQ people, through complex theory, artful exhibition, street activism, and practices of everyday life, have richly embodied, interrogated, and extended this concept. Our appropriation of it is dedicatory and aspirational.

  • Real Analysis Exchange

    Welcome to the Real Analysis Exchange Website

     

    The Real Analysis Exchange is a RoMEO GREEN journal, allowing authors to archive pre-print and post-print versions of their own work or to post the final press pdf version of their own work.


    Latest News

     

    The Paris Symposium 

    The 44th Summer Symposium in Real Analysis has been rescheduled for October 5-9, 2020 and will be held in Paris and Orsay. Details and additional information can be found  here .

  • Rhetoric & Public Affairs

    Rhetoric & Public Affairs is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the history, theory, and criticism of public discourse. Arenas of rhetorical investigation might include but are by no means limited to campaigns for social, political, environmental or economic justice; modes of resistance to those campaigns; situated instances of executive leadership; legislative and judicial deliberations; comparative rhetorics; transnational diplomacy; digital circulation and mediation of public discourse; and/or constitution of political and social identities. Critical, analytical, or interpretive essays examining symbolic influences in any historical period (including the contemporary) anywhere in the world are welcome. Of special interest are manuscripts that interrogate dynamics of power and privilege, voice and voicelessness, oppression and resistance as well as axes of identity such as race, gender, sexuality, ability, citizenship, and class, as these take form in concrete rhetorical situations. Moreover, we welcome essays that explore the nexus of rhetoric, politics, and ethics–the worlds of power, persuasion, and social values as they meet in the crucible of public deliberation, debate, and protest.
  • Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades/Journal of Gender and Sexuality Studies

    REGS (Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades)/JGSS (Journal of Gender and Sexuality Studies) is the journal of the Asociación de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades (AEGS/AGSS Association of Gender and Sexuality Studies). It is one of the earliest academic journals to be devoted strictly to gender-related issues, women authors and feminist theory in the context of Hispanic literatures and cultures, Luso-Brazilian and US-Latino authors, artists, and filmmakers.
    The biannual, peer-reviewed journal was first published in Spring 1975 at the University of Colorado, Denver by a progressive group of largely Latin and North American women scholars and writers working in US universities and colleges, and has been published without interruption since then. In addition to critical articles on gender or gender-related topics,
     REGS features unpublished work by Spanish, Latin American and Latino/a authors, poets and playwrights, interviews with writers, artists, filmmakers, and critics, and a substantial book review section in every issue.
    REGS is sponsored by AEGS/AGSS and the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University. 

    2018 issues (44.1; 44.2) and later are available for purchase online here: purchase print on demand.