About the Journal

The Journal of Plain Anabaptist Communities (JPAC) is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing both empirical and theoretical work related to plain Anabaptist communities, including, among others, the Amish, conservative Mennonites, Amish-Mennonites, Apostolic Christians, Brethren, Bruderhof, and Hutterites. JPAC articles may include emerging issues associated with plain Anabaptist communities, diverse theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches to the study of plain Anabaptist groups, and significant research findings about plain Anabaptist populations.

JPAC aims to facilitate the advancement of scholarship and research on plain Anabaptist communities in North America and around the world, and to strengthen the networks of scholars from all disciplines who examine faith groups that emerged from the Anabaptist movement of the 16th century and who today maintain distinctive sectarian lifestyles and religious practices. JPAC enjoys the support and collaboration of the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania and the Amish & Mennonite Information Center, Berlin, Ohio.

JPAC is a new journal in the field of plain Anabaptist studies developed by an editorial board that includes a founding editor of the Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies. The first six volumes of the Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies published by The Ohio State University Libraries are openly available and can be accessed via the Knowledge Bank.