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Join the conversation on the First Amendment.

Editorial Information

Kevin Johnson, California State University, Long Beach 

Book Review Editor:
Jennifer J. Asenas, California State University, Long Beach 




First Amendment Studies

Visit Journal Articles

In line with Kevin A. Johnson’s letter and the journal’s Aims & Scope First Amendment Studies is looking for submissions that embody the values and principles embedded in the First Amendment including: 

  • Freedom of speech
  •  Freedom of assembly
  • Freedom of press
  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom of petition

The journal covers an expansive notion of First Amendment research and welcomes articles focused around:

  • Legal matters
  • Cultural practices that inhibit expressive freedom
  • Cultural implications of free speech
  • Freedom of communication in the classroom
  • Forms of harassment outside the legal realm

Articles can include research from a variety of methodological perspectives, including:

  • Rhetorical
  • Critical/cultural
  • Qualitative
  • Quantitative

Helping you publish your research

We aim to make publishing with Taylor & Francis a rewarding experience for all our authors. Please visit our Author Services website for more information and guidance, and do contact us if there is anything we can help with!


The journal is introducing a new section called “First Amendment Research Reports”. The shorter articles in this section (up to 2,500 words excluding endnotes and citations) cover “late-breaking” issues from a variety of methodological and/or theoretical orientations and look to advance the study of contemporary First Amendment-related issues.

Read our Instructions for Authors for details on how to submit your paper.