New American Studies Journal: A Forum


This issue, no. 71, marks an important transition. We have moved to a new web address and are changing our title to reflect our new location and look. The American Studies Journal will become the New American Studies Journal:  A Forum. This change is reflected in the hybrid design of this issue, which inserts our new logo into our old page-format. The next issue, marking our official relaunch, will dispense with some of the old formatting elements but build on the long ASJ tradition in ways that will bring readers and writers together in a forum. The new editorial team, whose members will be announced in the next issue, is committed to turning the NASJ into a place where different perspectives, styles, and eventually different communication formats engage in dialogue and exchange. We are working with Göttingen University Press to produce a peer-reviewed, open access journal that provides scholars with an alternative to commercial publishers. Contributors will notice streamlined submission and review procedures, along with a publishing process that ensures article visibility in scholarly databases and archives. Readers will encounter something more than the digital version of a print magazine. These transformations will take time, but issue no. 71 marks the beginning. Thank you for joining us at our new address to learn about leisure in the nineteenth century. Join us in the future to enter a forum of vibrant intellectual exchange.

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