Click here for submission guidelines pertaining to the Columbia Journal of American Studies, the peer-reviewed annual print publication of ColumbiaÍs Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the parent of CJAS online.
CJAS exists in the borderland between academia and journalism, publishing high-quality cultural commentary with a broad audience in mind.
We accept essays, articles and criticism, both topical and in-depth, on a broad range of subjects, including science, culture, politics, policy, the arts and all intersections in between. Length is negotiable and we accept pieces at all times.
Additionally, CJAS offers these general guidelines:
- Contributors need not interrupt the flow of their writing with citations; just know them if needed.
- Contributors can feel free – are even encouraged if it helps the piece – to situate themselves in the work.
- If everyone knows the news, tell us something else about it.
If you would like to submit a piece of writing to be considered for publication on the CJAS website, please send your submission in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org. All text should be in 12-point Times New Roman font. Everything, save for block quotes, should be double-spaced. Please do not attach image documents unless requested by the editor.
CJAS accepts articles on any aspect of American culture. Articles should bring together disparate disciplines and appeal to a broad intellectual audience. Please review our history and editorial mission prior to submitting.
Please send all submissions in Word format to Dr. Mark Noonan, Executive Editor, at email@example.com by January 15 to be considered for September publication. All text should be in 12-point Times New Roman font. Everything, save for footnotes and block quotes, should be double-spaced. Please format your manuscript using MLA style. Please do not attach image documents unless requested by the editor. Length, generally, should fall between 10 and 50 pages.