Amerikastudien /American Studies is the official journal of the German Association for American Studies. The quarterly is dedicated to an interdisciplinary concept of American Studies and covers all areas from literary and cultural criticism, history, political science, and linguistics to the teaching of American Studies. Thematic issues alternate with regular issues gathering articles from different areas of American Studies. The review section also features surveys of the contributions of scholars from German-speaking countries to American Studies. An annual bibliography regularly documents publications in American Studies from German-speaking countries. Universitätsverlag Winter also publishes the American Studies monograph series. Both the journal and the monograph series present an indispensable European dimension of the field of American Studies.
The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue
available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal.
Moving walls are generally represented in years. In rare instances, a
publisher has elected to have a "zero" moving wall, so their current
issues are available in JSTOR shortly after publication.
Note: In calculating the moving wall, the current year is not counted.
For example, if the current year is 2008 and a journal has a 5 year
moving wall, articles from the year 2002 are available.
Terms Related to the Moving Wall
Fixed walls: Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive.
Absorbed: Journals that are combined with another title.
Complete: Journals that are no longer published or that have been
combined with another title.