The Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST), a peer reviewed publication indexed is pleased to announce that it has now gone open access. JAST will now be published twice a year in the Spring and Fall. Interested readers will have access to the entire list of back issues and new issues will now be publised electronically with limited print options still available for those interested. This a huge step forward as JAST was previously a print only subscritption journal available only to members of the American Studies Assocation of Turkey. We hope that you will examine the articles available in issues 1 through 44 (http://www.asat-jast.org/index.php/jast/issues) and consider submitting articles and reviews for consideration for publication in future issues of our revamped jounral. The general Call For Papers is found below:
The Editorial Board welcomes submission of materia, in all areas of American Studies broadly construed, for consideration as an article, as a book or film review, as a comment on articles previously published in the Journal of American Studies of Turkey or an announcement of past or future events. Articles should be approximately 6000-8000 words in length, book reviews should not exceed 800 words, and comments and notes should be as brief as possible. Articles should be consistent with the objectives and scope of the Journal of American Studies of Turkey. All articles are subject to stylistic editing.
No manuscript will be considered for publication if it is currently under consideration by another journal or press or if it has been published or is soon to be published elsewhere. Both restrictions apply to the substance as well as to the exact wording of the manuscript. If the manuscript is accepted, the editorial board expects that its appearance in the Journal of American Studies of Turkey will precede republication of the essay, or any significant part thereof, in another work.
Authors should allow three to six months for a reply after the submission of the manuscript.
Manuscripts should be arranged in the following order of presentation. First sheet: title, subtitle (if any), author's name, affiliation, full postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, and acknowledgements (if any). Respective affiliations and addresses of co-authors should be clearly indicated. Subsequent sheets: main body of text, list of references (works cited), notes (if any),and appendices (if any). The text should be organized under appropriate section headings where possible.
Notes, limited to explanatory ones, should be included only when absolutely necessary. The MLA-2009 author-page style of documentation should be strictly observed.
Book reviews should include a brief description of the subjects covered in the book; an evaluation of the book's strength and weaknesses; and the kind(s) of audiences to whom the book might appeal. The heading of the review should include the following information:
b. Author(s) or Editor(s).
c. Publication date.
d. Number of pages.
e. Price of book and postage and handling charges (if known).
f. Name and address of publisher.
Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word, double-spaced (including notes and works cited) with wide unjustified margins. They can be e-malied directly to our editors Ozlem Uzundemir and Gordon Marshall.
The copyright of all material published will be vested in the Journal of American Studies of Turkey unless otherwise specifically agreed.