Emporia State Research Studies
Emporia State University
Kansas, U.S.A.


Emporia State Research Studies is published twice annually (or as necessary) as an electronic, peer-reviewed, open-access journal. Intended for faculty and students interested in research, ESRS is an eclectic journal that publishes original scholarly and scientific works and original creative works accompanied by critical or scholarly analysis. Volumes 1-42 were published in traditional paper format, and the new online format commenced in 2006 (vol. 43).

Contents of ESRS volume 51, May 2016.
Forthcoming in 2017, a special themed issue on bullying.

See also volumes 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49 and 50.

Scanned older ESRS volumes (1-42).
Emporia State Institutional Repository CollectionóESIRC.

ESRS is now soliciting manuscripts for future volumes.
Please contact the co-editors for more information (below).


Editorial Board

The editorial board is representative of the various disciplines at Emporia State University and comprised of volunteers who are regular members of the Graduate Faculty as ESU. Board members serve three-year terms, which are renewable once, and are staggered on a three-year rotation scheme. The Board is appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School in consultation with members of the Graduate Council.

Editorial board members
School/College Number of
Board member (Term)
College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences
TBA, 2016-2018 (1)
TBA, 2014-15 (2)
TBA, 2017-19 (1)
Max McCoy, 2017-19 (1)
The Teachers College
Beth Dobler, 2015-2017 (2)
George Yancy, 2017-2019 (2)
School of Library and
Information Management
Mirah Dow, 2015-17 (2)
WAW Library and Archives
Terri Summey, 2015-17 (1)
School of Business
TBA, 2016-2018 (1)
Graduate School
Jerald Spotswood, Ex-Officio


The co-editors and editorial board have developed sample style formats for use by authors. In general, referencing style appropriate to the discipline should be followed. Authors should indicate a particular style manual or follow the examples below. Manuscripts are accepted only in digital format (text and image files) and are published online in PDF format.

Instructions for authors.

Review of manuscripts

The co-editors select peer reviewers of manuscripts in consultation with members of the Editorial Board and Graduate Council. Reviewers are both internal (ESU) and external specialists in the subject matter.

Role of Graduate Council

The Graduate Council serves in an advisory role to the co-editors and Editorial Board of Emporia State Research Studies.

ESU Graduate School or
Emporia State University.

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Last updated April 2017.