Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The production, collection, and distribution of accessible high quality research on Asian American Literature for students, teachers, and the general public is our goal. We seek contributions that, while informed by the theoretical concerns of specialists in the field, are composed in order to be understood by non-specialists, including students and non-specialist teachers at the high school and college levels. It is our goal to use the internet to grant access to research in multiple ways: one, by going directly to the internet where many students and even faculty now begin their research rather than through a publisher and then via a proprietary database; and two, by emphasizing clear and jargon-free prose so that the complexity of research findings in the field can be accessed by readers with a variety of objectives, including the general reader seeking more information on this complex and sometimes misrepresented field. We try to respond to submissions within 6 weeks.

 

Section Policies

Introduction

Editors
  • Noelle Brada-Williams, San Jose State University
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

The AALDP Interview

Editors
  • Noelle Brada-Williams, San Jose State University
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Teaching Food and Foodways in Asian American Literature and Popular Culture

Editors
  • Noelle Brada-Williams, San Jose State University
  • Eileen Fung, University of San Francisco
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reviews

Editors
  • Noelle Brada-Williams, San Jose State University
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Each submission will be reviewed by two to three reviewers.  They are looking for originality of content, usefulness, and clarity of composition. We also look at how well the piece fits our stated mission and length requirements.

In addition to traditional analytical interpretations of texts and contexts, we are interested in essays on the pedagogy of Asian American literature, overviews of the historical and cultural context of key texts, and also bibliographic overviews of relevant criticism. All submissions need to be in MLA format and under 10,000 words. We actually prefer pieces of around 2,000 to 7,000 words.   

 

Publication Frequency

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies currently publishes once a year.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 


ISSN: 2154-2171