The journal is refereed and published in two issues per year by the Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) with support from Marshall University. It is the official journal of the ASA, a multi-disciplinary organization for scholars, teachers, activists, and others whose work focuses on the Appalachian region. The Journal of Appalachian Studies supersedes earlier publications of the ASA, including Proceedings of the Annual Appalachian Studies Conference and the Journal of the Appalachian Studies Association. The journal publishes articles of interest to scholarship pertaining to Appalachia, especially but not limited to culture, ethnographic research, health, literature, land use, and indigenous groups. Individual subscription rate is $80 per year (student rate $60, proof required), and includes membership in the Appalachian Studies Association. Library and institutional rate is $45 per year.
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