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Available now: American Quarterly September 2016, Volume 68, Issue 3 special issue "Tours of Duty and Tours of Leisure." Make sure to visit the Beyond the Page section for supplementary content. 

Link to AQ Workshop Materials

At the ASA annual meeting in Denver, American Quarterly is sponsoring a panel, “Workshop on AQ Review and Editorial Process” on Thursday, November 17, 4:00-5:45pm at Mineral Hall F. At this workshop, the AQ editorial staff and members of the Board of Managing Editors will go over the journal’s review and editorial process and provide tips for prospective authors on how to maximize the chances of acceptance. 

Gabriel Rosenberg, whose essay, “A Race Suicide Among the Hogs: The Biopolitics of Pork in the United States, 1865-1930,” was published in American Quarterly 68.1 (March 2016), has graciously agreed to make his materials accessible to ASA members, conference attendees, and prospective authors. These materials should provide good insight as to what the external reviewers and the Board of Managing Editors look for as well as effective ways of addressing their comments.

The September 2012 issue of American Quarterly (Volume 64, Issue 3) was recognized as the co-winner of Best Special Issue by The Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ).

The journal has updated its Author Guidelines to introduce an online submission system.

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Tours of Duty and Tours of Leisure

Now available from the Johns Hopkins University Press, this special issue investigates the multiple ways in which tourism and militarism inform each other in the past and in our own contemporary moment. 

To receive a 20% discount on Tours of Duty and Tours of Leisure, please call the JHUP customer service department at 1-800-537-5487 and mention code NAF. Or order online at the Johns Hopkins University Press website and enter code NAF at the checkout.