First Amendment Studies Call for Manuscripts

First Amendment Studies

First Amendment Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original essays, which make a significant contribution to theory and/or policy, on all aspects of free speech. The journal accepts historical and contemporary essays addressing areas such as, but not limited to:

  • doctrinal analysis of international and national free speech law and legislation, 
  • the rhetorical analysis of cases and judicial rhetoric, 
  • theoretical and cultural issues related to free speech, 
  • and the role of free speech in a wide variety of contexts (e.g., organizations, popular culture, from traditional to new media, etc.)


First Amendment Studies is open to all free speech scholarship. First Amendment Studies embraces the full range of critical, historical, empirical, or descriptive methodologies.

Submission instructions

Manuscripts are accepted only in English. Any consistent spelling style may be used. A typical manuscript will be between 9,000-12,000 words including references. This journal uses ScholarOne Manuscripts to peer review manuscript submissions. All submissions should be made online at the First Amendment Studies ScholarOne Manuscripts site. New users should first create an account. Once a user is logged onto the site, submissions should be made via the Author Center.

Detailed Instructions for Authors can be found here.

Editorial information

  • Editor: Paul Siegel, University of Hartford, USA