Who we are
The Liberian Studies Association is a non-profit, scholarly organization created to provide a means for effective cooperation among persons interested in furthering research in all scholarly disciplines, including the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, on topics relevant to the Republic of Liberia and adjacent areas; to publish and otherwise disseminate the results of such research; to cooperate with scholarly organizations, and cultural, scientific, and educational institutions, nationally and internationally, having mutual interests in the exchange and presentation of information and ideas resulting from research in the subject field; to encourage interest in Liberian affairs; and to stimulate and facilitate academic contacts and educational exchanges between Liberia and the United States. The Liberian Studies Association produces the second oldest African studies journal published continuously in the United States. The organization publishes the Liberian Studies Journal, which is published bi-annually in June and December.

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Plan to join us for the 2007 Liberian Studies Association Conference at Indiana University, March 23-25. Discuss important issues facing Liberia and get together with old friends while enjoying IU's beautiful, scenic campus. Members of our mailing lists will receive an e-mail regarding the conference before the end of the summer. A formal Call for Papers will be e-mailed and posted on the LSA Web site in the fall.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please e-mail Dr. Verlon Stone at liberia@indiana.edu.

LSA Journal Submissions
Manuscript Requirements (from inside cover and cover page of LBJ) Manuscript submitted for publication should not exceed 25 typewritten, double-spaced pages, with margins of one-and a-half inches. The page limit includes graphs, references, tables and appendices. Authors must submit, in addition to their manuscripts, a computer disk of their work preferably in MS Word 2000 or WordPerfect 6.1 for Windows. Notes and references should be placed at the end of the text with headings, e.g. Notes; References. Notes, if any, should precede the references. The Journal is published in June and December. Deadline for the first issue is February, and for the second, August.

Manuscripts should include a cover page that provides a title of the text, authorís name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and affiliation. Anonymous referees will review all works.
Manuscripts are accepted in English and French.

Manuscripts must conform to the editorial style of either the Chicago Manual of Style, the American Psychological Association (APA), or Modern Language Association (MLA).
Authors should send their manuscripts for publication consideration by regular mail or e-mail attachments to:
Amos J. Beyan, Editor
Liberian Studies Journal
4453 Friedmann Hall, Department of History
Western Michigan University 49008
E-mail: amos.beyan@wmich.edu
Phone: 269.387.2664

All book reviews should be mailed to:
Phyllis M. Belt-Beyan, Associate Editor
Liberian Studies Journal
College of Education, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
3418 Sangren Hall
Western Michigan University 49008
E-mail: phyllis.belt-beyan@wmich.edu
Phone: 269.387. 3898
Edited at the History Department, Western Michigan University
The Editors and members of the Advisory Board gratefully acknowledge the contributions of Diether H. Haenicke

Institute for International and Area Studies, Western Michigan University, and the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, Western Michigan University