Oxford AASC: FAQ

For Authors

Working with us

We work hard to support the researchers who publish articles with the Oxford African American Studies Center (AASC). This page provides information for those considering whether to contribute to AASC, as well as valuable services for authors who have already published with us.

Opportunities to Publish Your Work

Along with encyclopedia-style articles, biographies, and primary source documents, AASC also contains a number of tools to help our users explore African American studies. We recruit authors throughout the year for the following types of content:

Focus On

Photos, maps, diagrams, and works of art provide background information on important topics in the field, while links guide the user to relevant reference articles and other resources in AASC.

Lesson Plans

Lesson plans highlight the teaching resources available on AASC, helping educators from the high school to the graduate school level to bring online learning into the classroom.

Teacher Resources

These provide tips, resources, testimonials, and other tools that can help teachers to enhance their students' understanding of the African American experience.


Question-and-answer sessions with some of the most important figures in the field of African American studies.

Do you have an article idea, or wish to suggest revisions, additions, and updates to existing articles? Is there a way that AASC can help you to share your latest research or publication? If so, please reach out to our project editor Robert Repino at robert.repino[at]oup.com.

Spread the Word

Simply by mentioning AASC to a colleague or student, you can play a significant role in boosting enthusiasm for trusted, academic online resources.

Does your institution have a subscription?

Subscriber services and technical support can be found here. We are happy to provide you with a free trial subscription. If you are interested, please contact us at onlinesubscriptions@oup.com.

Update Your Faculty page

The easiest way to help promote your work in the AASC is to link from your university webpage to your article. You might also include a link to your article from your personal webpage or blog.

Tweet, Post, Share

Oxford’s Twitter and Facebook feeds (@OUPAcademic) feature the latest news about our editors and contributors. Go social and follow Oxford’s channels—or, talk to your editor about writing an article for Oxford’s academic insights blog (blog.oup.com).

Stay in Touch

We hope you will stay involved with the project. We are very interested in your feedback, and open to your ideas for improving AASC. We encourage you to maintain contact with your editors. Our authors play an important role in shaping this resource as it continues to grow over time. At minimum we ask that you help us to keep your article current.

Do you have a question?

If you have a query about your article, want to make a correction, or to obtain a subscription to the AASC, you may find it in our list of frequently asked questions. If not, please feel free to contact us directly here.