About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Seeking to develop the next generation of Americanists, New Errands' mission is to provide a venue for the publication of important original scholarship by emerging young scholars and to provide a teaching resource for instructors of American Studies looking for exemplary work to use in the classroom.

Peer Review Process

The Fall issue each year is composed of student essays presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern American Studies Assocation. These papers are reviewed and selected by a committee of faculty memebrs from EASA institutions, or by the New Errans Review Committee (see below) from a general pool of EASA undergraduate papers, depending on the year.

The Spring issue is our open submission issues. Papers submitted for this issue are reviewed by a committee consisting of the journal editors and up to two outside readers. All reviewers are graduate students in American Studies.

Reviewers score each paper based on four categories: the quality of the writing, the argument, the use of sources, and the paper's relevance to the journal's mission.

The papers accepted to New Errands must be of a high research quality and represent strong usage of source material. We do encourage submissions from students on all undergraduate levels, and consider this when evaluating all papers.

Publication Frequency

New Errands is published semi-annually, after the end of each academic semester. The goal of this timetable is to collect and publish essays produced during the previous term, so that they can be made available as quickly as possible for use in the following term.

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.