The Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies


In 1984, the Society inaugurated a Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies (JSAS), for scholarly articles and book reviews. Its publication was made possible by a grant from the Alex and Marie Manoogian Foundation. Under the direction of its first editor, Dr. Avedis Sanjian, it was named the "best new journal" in 1985 by the Conference of Editors of Learned Journals.

Between 1984 and 1991, 5 issues were published. Back issues of volumes 2-5 are available for purchase. An Index for all 5 issues is also available for purchase.

Current Status

Dr. Dennis R. Papazian, Director of the Armenian Research Center of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, edited volumes 6-11. The Manoogian money ran out, and SAS turned to desktop publishing to produce future issues at a lesser cost. While we published JSAS 6-11, we used WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS 90% of the time, WordPerfect 6.1 for DOS 3% of the time, WordPerfect 6.1 for Windows 2% of the time, and WordPerfect 7.0 for Windows 5% of the time. The TrueType Armenian fonts that were used in the Journal were created by Arzo Electronics of Southfield, Michigan. Volume 6 was published in 1996, Volume 7 in 1997, Volume 8 in 1997, Volume 9 in 1999, and Volume 10 and Volume 11 in 2000.

Currently, JSAS is without a permanent editor. The President of SAS, Barlow Der Mugrdechian, and the Executive Council of SAS are acting as editors and are preparing Volume 12.

Contribution Policy

Contributions, editorial correspondence, and books for review should be sent to the Barlow Der Mugrdechian, SAS Secretariat, Armenian Studies Program, California State University, Fresno 5245 N. Backer Ave. PB4, Fresno, CA 93740-8001. Submission of an article implies that it has not been published elsewhere or is not being considered for publication elsewhere. In the interests of authors, copyright is normally assigned to the Society for Armenian Studies. Articles must be in English and should be submitted on disk as well as in hard copy. Contributors should keep at least one copy of their article for use in correcting proofs. Camera ready art should be provided. Authors receive 25 offprints of their article without charge; additional copies may be purchased according to an agreed scale of charges.