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Aims & Scope

This journal considers a broad range of submissions, from traditional academic articles to "think pieces" and essays. Studies is interested in receiving submissions on the institutions, practices, and historiography that constitute the world of Midwestern studies. Studies is also interested in receiving submissions that use race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, Indigeneity, diaspora, and transnationalism as topics and categories of analysis for exploring Midwestern history. Though Midwestern regional boundaries are open to contestation, Studies will focus mostly on twelve states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

This journal endeavors to involve students and other emerging scholars in historical discourse, and to create a forum in which to publish their work. Its online format allows for more timely publication of scholarship in order to advance discussion and debate more quickly among many voices in the field.

More generally, the purpose of Studies is to advance the Midwestern History Association’s goal of offering a platform to those who want to participate more actively in the conversation surrounding the revival of Midwestern history.

At Studies, we believe the history of the Midwest -- its peoples and places, cultures and conflicts, aspirations and afflictions -- is one worthy of broad sharing. Please see our Open Access statement.

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to Studies for consideration, contact Managing Editors Paul Putz at or Michael Skaggs at .

Submissions should follow these guidelines. While a wide variety of manuscripts are welcome, please see previous issues of Studies for general examples.