American Journalism

American Journalism is the quarterly, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by AJHA, the American Journalism Historians Association. American Journalism publishes articles, research notes, book reviews, and correspondence dealing with the history of journalism. Contributions may focus on social, economic, intellectual, political, or legal issues. American Journalism also welcomes articles that treat the history of communication in general; the history of broadcasting, advertising, and public relations; the history of media outside the United States; and theoretical issues in the literature or methods of media history. American Journalism follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition. Maximum length for most manuscripts is 25 pages, not including notes and tables. Research manuscripts are blind refereed by three readers, and the review process typically takes about three months. Five manuscript copies should be submitted. Manuscripts will be returned only if the author has included a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Research notes are typically three-to-six-page manuscripts, often written without formal documentation. Such notes, which are not refereed, may include reports of research in progress, discussions of methodology, annotations on archival sources, commentaries on issues in journalism history, or suggestions for future research. Authors may submit research notes with or without first querying the editor

Online Availability

Full-text articles published in American Journalism in the past few years are available on EBSCO-CMMC. Check with your local library or university library to access the EBSCO database. Currently online and with free access are the abstracts for Volume 22, Numbers 1-4, the PDF index for authors, topics and book reviews from 1983 to 2001. HTML users can access the same index but only until 1999.


Senior Editor
Jim Martin
Department of Communications & Theatre
University of North Alabama
Florence, Alabama 35632-0001

Book Review Editor
Dolores Flamiano
School of Media Arts and Design
MSC 2104 (0284 Harrison Hall)
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

American Journalism is produced on Macintosh computers using Microsoft Word 5.1. Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication are encouraged, but not required, to submit their work on a DOS-based or Macintosh disk and to specify the word processing program used.