Led by a diverse and experienced international editorial board, the Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies offers the highest quality in intellectual, peer-reviewed contributions to plain Anabaptist research and is the oldest and most widely read journal in plain Anabaptist studies.

JAPAS’s content covers the seven plain Anabaptist traditions: the Amish, Apostolic Christian, Brethren, Bruderhof, Hutterite, Low German (“Russian”) Mennonite, and Swiss American/Swiss Canadian Mennonite people.

JAPAS is open-access and multidisciplinary, publishing empirical, theoretical, and review articles from the sciences, humanities, and applied professions.

Accessing Content

The Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies Association, in collaboration with the University of Akron, publishes JAPAS semiannually. The journal is available as open access and in print form with an association membership. As supply remains, individual back issues are $12 each, inclusive of U.S. shipping. To order hard copies, be notified of new issues and other news from APASA, and download RIS files for reference management software in bulk, visit the APASA website.


Google Scholar; ATLA Religion Database; BASE search; CORE; University of Akron IdeaExchange