Study the South
Study the South is a peer-reviewed, multimedia, online journal, published and managed by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi.
About the Journal
Founded in 2014, Study the South (www.StudytheSouth.com) exists to encourage interdisciplinary academic thought and discourse on the American South, particularly through the lenses of social justice, history, anthropology, sociology, music, literature, documentary studies, gender studies, religion, geography, media studies, race studies, ethnicity, folklife, and visual art.
Study the South publishes a variety of works by institutionally affiliated and independent scholars. Like the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Study the South embraces a diversity of media, including written essays with accompanying audio, video, and photography components; documentary photography; interviews with scholars and artists; video projects; and book reviews.
You can find the Center for the Study of Southern Culture’s mission statement here. For Study the South, this mission means that we are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work. We recognize that the South has a complex history and that scholarship on the region has the potential to reinforce harmful stereotypes and exclusionary narratives. We further recognize that our work contributes to public perceptions of the South and that it is our responsibility to promote an accurate and nuanced understanding of the region.
Therefore, we strive to ensure that Study the South reflects a wide range of perspectives and experiences and engages critically with issues of power and privilege. We actively seek out and publish research that challenges dominant narratives and offers new insights into the diverse histories, cultures, and experiences of the South.
Study the South exists to encourage interdisciplinary academic thought and discourse on the culture of the American South. The editorial staff welcomes faculty members and graduate students doing work in the fields of history, anthropology, sociology, music, literature, documentary studies, gender studies, religion, geography, media studies, race studies, ethnicity, folklife, and art to submit article abstracts or complete manuscripts. Final manuscripts and projects must attempt to build upon and expand the understanding of the American South in order to be considered for publication.
A submission will not be considered if it has been previously published or is concurrently under consideration by another journal or press. Copyright for essays published in Study the South is retained by the authors.
If you are interested in submitting materials to Study the South, please e-mail a completed manuscript as a Word document or PDF, along with any available illustrations, graphics, or audio, to editor James G. Thomas, Jr. at email@example.com.
PEER REVIEW PROCESS
Study the South is a peer-reviewed online academic journal. Once manuscripts are selected for further consideration, they undergo a rigorous double-blind review with two referees in relevant fields, as selected by the editorial staff or editorial board. Reviewers will evaluate the article’s originality, methods, research, response to current literature, argument, and conclusions.
Reviewers may choose to accept, reject, or accept the submission with revisions. If reviewers conclude that revisions are necessary, the author may be asked to respond to reviewers’ questions before final acceptance for publication. An editor will conduct correspondence between reviewers and author. Peer review can take between nine to twelve weeks.
Study the South
James G. Thomas, Jr., Editor
Center for the Study of Southern Culture
P.O. Box 1848
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
Office: (662) 915-3374