Founded In    2006
Published   semiannually
Language(s)   English, French, Spanish

Fields of Interest


Culture Studies - Literary Studies - History - Political Studies - Social Studies - Hemispheric/Transatlantic perspectives - other fields of interdisciplinary American studies relevant to the issue

ISSN   1991-2773
Editorial Board

Prof. Giorgio Mariani, University of Rome ‘Sapienza’ Italy

Managing Editor
Prof. Paweł Krzysztof Jędrzejko, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Associate Editor
Dr György Tóth, University of Stirling, United Kingdom

Founding Editors
—Dr Michael Boyden, English Department Uppsala University Sweden, Sweden
—Prof. Paweł Krzysztof Jędrzejko, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland, Poland

Past Editors-in-Chief
2010-2016: Prof. Cyraina Johnson-Roullier, University of Notre Dame USA, United States
1996-2010: Dr Michael Boyden, English Department Uppsala University, Sweden

Submission Guidelines and Editorial Policies

1) RIAS is an electronic, print-on-demand, open-access, peer-reviewed journal.

2) RIAS appears twice a year, in Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. Copy deadlines for unsolicited submissions are, mid-November, and mid-February of the year preceding the publication, respectively. While calls for papers are not always disseminated for upcoming issues, when made, such calls will be announced at least 18 months prior to the scheduled publication date for each issue.

3) RIAS welcomes submissions from all disciplines and approaches and from all parts of the world, provided that they pertain to the study of “the Americas” in the broadest implications of that term.

4) Submitting a text to RIAS, the Author accepts that if accepted, their contribution will be distributed in the Open Access formula under the provisions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license. (The full text of the license is available under the following hyperlink:

5) Please, send your submissions via our OJS system at the website Please, log in as “Author” and follow the instructions provided by the system. Please note, that submissions with incomplete metadata will be automatically rejected.

6) RIAS seeks articles (up to 5,000 words) of general interest to the international American Studies community. If you have a proposal for an article, please contact the editor-in-chief with a brief synopsis (200 words). Suggestions for special issues, position papers, or similar initiatives should also be addressed to the editor-in-chief.

7) RIAS solicits two types of contributions: commissioned texts (undergoing open peer reference) and non-commisioned submissions (undergoing double-blind peer reference). Each submission is reviewed by two independent referees.

8) RIAS accepts reviews of academic monographs pertinent to the broadly understood field of American Studies. Reviews, including 300 dpi reproductions of covers, should be submitted via our OJS system. Book reviews are not refereed. Book reviews cannot have been published previously.
Every submission should be accompanied by the Author’s name, institutional affliation, and brief biographical note, in addition to an abstract of up to 200 words and an attachment bibliography, submitted as metadata to the system.

9) In principle, we accept contributions in all major languages of the Americas (i.e., English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, etc.). Accompanying abstracts should be in English (and, if appropriate, in the language of the article’s composition).

10) RIAS will publish short position papers (approximately 1,000 to 2,000 words) that deal with topical issues in the international arena of American Studies. Only four or more position papers, submitted together, will be considered. These papers will typically be derived from conference panels, colloquia or other kinds of scholarly activity. They should be gathered and edited by one contributor, who will arrange for them to be peer-reviewed prior to submission. The submitting contributor will obtain and submit all author information, and will submit along with the papers a brief explanation or synopsis of the debate that is treated, for the purposes of orienting the reader with regard to the questions or problems to be discussed. The submitting contributor will also obtain and provide a brief (100 words) abstract for each paper submitted.

11) Authors retain the copyright to their contributions. This means that the Authors are free to republish their texts elsewhere on the condition that acknowledgment is made to RIAS. Authors who wish to reproduce materials already published elsewhere must obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) and provide such permission along with their submission. This includes all photographs, graphs, diagrams, or other illustrations accompanying the submission.

12) Submitting a text to RIAS, the Author accepts the RIAS Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.

Potential authors may submit there work here:

Mailing Address

Prof. Giorgio Mariani
Phone: +390649917264

Pawel Jedrzejko
Phone: +48534534301

Prof. Giorgio Mariani
Dipartimento di Studi Europei, Americani e Interculturali
Universitŕ “Sapienza” di Roma
Via Carlo Fea 2
00161 Roma


Review of International American studies

Review of International American Studies is the online/print-on-demand journal of the International American Studies Association (IASA). IASA, which held its first conference in Leiden in 2003, is organized around the understanding that in the twenty-first century American Studies, however that term is defined, can be properly discussed only in a global perspective. Many different views have been put forward as to what ‘America’ should mean—country, continent, hemisphere?—but the one thing on which most people are agreed is that in an era of increasing global circulation the international dimensions of American Studies can no longer be ignored.

RIAS, available free not only to all members of IASA, but also offering all issues for free to the general Americanist public, is designed to facilitate that conversation. National associations of American Studies continue to make very valuable contributions to the subject, but much of their focus is necessarily on matters close to home: the protection of local programs, safeguarding faculty positions, attempting to raise the subject’s profile in often difficult circumstances, and so on. IASA, by contrast, offers the possibility of complementary or contrary perspectives which can expose practitioners of American Studies to intellectual outlooks very different from their own. This is not an ‘export’ model of American Studies, but one based upon the idea of reciprocal interaction, of mutual exchange and enlightenment. For academics based in North America or Europe, seeing how things appear from Australasia or Asia, Latin America or Africa, can often appear as a salutary corrective to the insularity of ideas often assumed, wrongly, to enjoy universal validity.

The function of RIAS, as indeed of IASA in general, is to enhance channels of communication among scholars concerned with American Studies in different parts of the world, so as to enable the subject to grow and develop in ways that may not be visible to any of us at the present time. While RIAS has no preconceived academic agenda, it will of course depend crucially for its usefulness on the participation of scholars in many different parts of the world. This e-journal is a venue of global intellectual exchange in American Studies, and, to this end, we warmly welcome contributions from all quarters.
(Based on the address by Paul Giles, IASA Past President)


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