The Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies is a multidisciplinary peer reviewed journal that focuses on the plain branches of the seven major Anabaptist religious traditions: Amish, Apostolic Christian / Nazarene (Froelich), Brethren / German Baptist, Bruderhof, Hutterite, Swiss Mennonite, and Russian Mennonite.
JAPAS welcomes a variety of approaches to knowledge-making, including the empirical, the theoretical, the humanities, and the applied. JAPAS strives to:
1. Serve as a hub for knowledge creation in Amish and plain Anabaptist studies through the publishing of fresh, insightful, and thought-provoking research.
2. Encourage rigorous inquiry into focused research questions.
3. Provide a focal point for plain Anabaptist studies while supporting scholars’ publishing endeavors in other outlets.
4. Support strong literature reviews that weigh the contributions of relevant past research.
The journal is published twice a year by the Amish & Plain Anabaptist Studies Association (http://amishstudies.org) in collaboration with the University of Akron.
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JAPAS Indexed by: ATLA Religion Database, Google Scholar, BASE search, University of Akron IdeaExchange; Crossref, Ohio State University Libraries (Vols. 1-6)
Current Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2 (2020) Gender-Focused Research in Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies
Table of Contents and Title Page
Original Research Articles
Working Together: Women and Men on the Amish Family Farm in 1930s Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Katherine Jellison and Steven Reschly
Symposium Review of The Lives of Amish Women—Karen Johnson-Weiner
Gracia Miller, Sheila Petre, and Vlatka Škender
- Special Issue Guest Editors
- Katherine Jellison
- Natalie Jolly
- Editor in Chief
- Cory Anderson
- Assistant Editor
- Steven Reschly
- Copy Editor
- Rosanna Hess
- Editorial Board
- Andrea Borella, Elizabeth Cooksey, John Cross, Jeanette Harder, Berit Jany, Katherine Jellison, Natalie Jolly, Jeffrey Longhofer, Martin Lutz, Christopher Petrovich, Dan Raber, Carel Roessingh, Michael Sauder, Byran Smucker, Vlatka Škender