Journal of Borderlands Studies

The primary publication of the Association for Borderlands Studies is the Journal of Borderlands Studies, published six times a year.

It has, for more than a decade, distinguished itself as a leading forum for borderlands research. Widely consulted by educators, practitioners, and researchers, the journal encourages the submission of articles from disciplines across the humanities and social sciences as well as from allied fields. All published manuscripts are peer-reviewed.

Since 2011, the Association for Borderlands Studies’s Journal is published in the UK by Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Group, Informa UK Limited. Libraries and institutional subscribers are asked to please contact their Customer Services at for pricing information.

Journal of Borderlands Studies Online


The journal is indexed in the Hispanic American Periodicals Index. Click here to visit the JBS Self Care site, through which members have access to complete articles dating back to 1986.

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Subscriptions to the Journal of Borderlands Studies are provided automatically to all paying members of the ABS. Pay your membership dues to receive your copies of JBS.

Call for Manuscripts

The Journal of Borderlands Studies welcomes manuscript submissions from all social science, humanities, and business disciplines focusing on borderlands issues, as well as border-specific manuscripts from other disciplines. The border emphasis is global.