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Appalachian Journal of Student Scholarship

 “Education is… the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.”

– Paulo Freire

Aims and Scope

AJSS is an interdisciplinary, peer reviewed, and open access journal publishing original scholarship from undergraduate students.

With its roots at West Virginia Wesleyan College, AJSS aims to provide a forum to highlight the intellectual contributions of students with connections to the Appalachian region. Submissions from undergraduate students at any college or university are welcome.

In keeping with our institutional mission, our aim is to promote intellectual curiosity, professional development, and societal impact among the next generation of scholars. The work published in AJSS demonstrates students’ abilities to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, and have an impact on the world around them by engaging in intellectual discovery.

To the extent possible and depending upon the quantity of high quality submissions, AJSS will issue at least two volumes per year in which articles are grouped by related themes and/or disciplines.


Please direct all inquiries to the journal editor:

Dr. Molly Clever


 If you are interested in submitting, please visit the Instructions for Authors page.