Announcing “BCC Papers.” BCC Papers incorporates Archipelago: a Mormon Studies e-Journal and represents a new foray into Mormon Studies. BCC Papers will e-publish individual scholarly papers on any and all Mormon Studies’ topics: scripture, theology, history, and Mormonalia of all stripes. We intend to be particularly friendly to junior scholars, bloggers, and those wishing to begin publishing in Mormon Studies. All work will be submitted for peer review.
Original works of quality Mormon scholarship that exhibit faith and reason are welcome at BCC Papers: research papers, book reviews, short notes and research reviews. Please email ronan at jhu dot edu.
Papers will be published as and when they complete the review process; our first paper will be published shortly.
Among other things, BCC Papers represents an opportunity for members of the Mormon blogosphere to bridge the gap between blog posts and academic papers. Through peer review, we can help turn rough but interesting blog posts into proper pieces of academic scholarship more akin to the articles published in the established journals. Perhaps after gaining confidence through BCC Papers, authors will begin to publish further in the print outlets.
We also welcome established scholars who would like to publish pieces quickly. We would also be happy to act as an outlet for quality papers submitted to the journals that are not quite able to make publication.
Volunteer editors and reviewers include: Ronan James Head, David A. Allred, Melissa Proctor, John Fowles, Benjamin R. Jordan, John Crawford, Steve Taysom, Blaine Evanson, Blake Thomas Ostler, James E. Faulconer, Robert Neil Wilkey, Julie Smith, Kristine Lee Wright, Benjamin Huff.