CFP: “Agriculture, Environment, and the Plain People”- Journal of Amish & Plain Anabaptist Studies

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Call for Papers
United States
Subject Fields: 
Rural History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Social Sciences, Health and Health Care, Government and Public Service


“Agriculture, Environment, and the Plain People”


Special issue of the Journal of Amish & Plain Anabaptist Studies (autumn 2021)


Do you work with the plain people (Amish, Mennonites, Hutterites, and others) on topics related to agriculture and the environment?


Do you conduct agriculture and environmental research focused on the plain people?


The Journal of Amish & Plain Anabaptist Studies (JAPAS) is interested in receiving submissions for a special issue focusing on agriculture and the environment, to be published autumn 2021.


Areas of interest include:

  • Agricultural practice
  • Extension/outreach projects
  • Agricultural safety and health
  • Environmental impacts and conservation
  • Nature studies
  • History of agriculture
  • Agricultural economics
  • Views of science
  • Other related topics


Publication types include the following:

  • original research articles
  • short research notes and briefs (i.e. papers outlining a project’s beginnings or to-the-point findings)
  • service provider reports and summaries (i.e. papers outlining an outreach project or discussing effective interventions)
  • review essays (i.e. papers discussing prior work and perspectives)
  • plain Anabaptist-authored contributions
  • photographs or artwork submissions for the cover


See for details about publication types and submissions.


Completed submissions are due Friday, July 30, 2021.


Please reach out with questions. We look forward to working with you. Inquiries and letters of intent to submit should be sent to Dr. Cory Anderson, JAPAS editor:


Prospective authors are also encouraged to present their research at the agriculture/environment session of the Amish & Plain Anabaptist Studies Association conference, July 16-17th. Visit for conference details.


JAPAS is an open access, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal published by the Amish & Plain Anabaptist Studies Association ( in collaboration with the University of Akron. Our international editorial board consists of scholars and plain Anabaptist adherents, who bring a host of perspectives and help maintain a high publication standard. Our wide-spanning readership and Association membership includes scholars, public service providers, plain Anabaptists, and many others. Publishing in JAPAS ensures you will reach a large audience interested in Amish and Plain Anabaptist studies.


For this special issue, Dr. Caroline Brock, University of Missouri, will serve as guest co-editor with regular editors Cory Anderson and Steven Reschly. Brock has done much to advance Amish agricultural research with her recent publications in J. of Rural Studies, Society & Natural Resources, Sustainability, J. of Dairy Science, JAPAS, and other venues.

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