CFP: Interdisciplinary OA Journal Atlanta Studies Seeks Blog Posts & Articles

Join the conversation about the past, present, and future of Atlanta!

Over the past six years, the Atlanta Studies Network has grown from an effort by a small group of like-minded colleagues at institutions throughout the metro region to what has recently been called a “world-leading civic initiative.” Since we began publication as the network’s journal in January 2015, Atlanta Studies has grown into a truly multidisciplinary hub for accessible digital scholarship about our southern metropolis. Our existing catalog of over 150 articles and blog posts covers everything from race and gentrification to music scenes and weather patterns. Cited in major national outlets including CityLab and the New York Times, to date our publications have garnered a quarter of a million page views.

We believe a city is no better than its scholarship and we’d like to invite you all to join the conversation. We are seeking submissions of both blog-length (500–1,500 words) and article-length (2,000–5,000 words) contributions. We especially encourage submissions that take advantage of our digital platform by incorporating media (photos, videos, audio) and/or interactive features (timelines, maps, visualizations).

We are open to contributions from all disciplines and methodological orientations. Regardless of the approach, we strive to foster scholarship that is both accessible to a general reading public and specifically oriented towards the greater Atlanta community. As we like to say, our focus is on scholarship about the city, for the city.

Previous Atlanta Studies Network symposia have covered many substantive topics, from economic development to climate change. Our journal has published blogs and articles concerning education, mobility, identity, infrastructure, and environmental justice and the history of these issues. We encourage submissions offering new perspectives on these topics. We are also looking to expand our scholarship on topics such as but not limited to:

  • Urban renewal
  • Affordable housing
  • Transportation
  • Gentrification
  • Urban sprawl
  • Music and the arts
  • LGBTQ Atlanta
  • Criminal justice
  • Social mobility
  • Politics (and voting rights/participation)
  • Education
  • Race and ethnicity

Although we will continue to accept submissions on a rolling basis, we encourage you to submit your work before June 1, 2019, and join the vibrant conversation about the past, present, and future of Atlanta. For information on style, formatting, and the different review processes for blog posts and articles, please consult our submission guidelines available at Any further questions can be addressed to: This CFP is also available as a printable PDF, which you can download here.