Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The WGA publishes articles pertaining to Guthrie and his musical, political and artistic associations, as well as book and record reviews, news, interviews, and notices of relevant events. Overall, the journal’s aim is to realize the objectives most succinctly expressed by the Woody Guthrie Foundation: “the preservation and dissemination of information about Woody Guthrie’s vast cultural legacy.”


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Publication Frequency

The Woody Guthrie Annual will be published once per year in December


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Advisory Panel

In addition to the Editorial Board, the WGA is supported by an Advisory Panel comprised of the following individuals:

Anna Canoni, Woody Guthrie Foundation

Ed Cray, University of Southern California

Todd Harvey, Library of Congress

Darryl Holter, The Shammas Group

Michael Kleff, Editor and Broadcaster

Jimmy LaFave, Musician

Ken Levit, George Kaiser Foundation

Deana McCloud, Woody Guthrie Center

Bill Nowlin, Rounder Records

Barry Ollman, Independent Collector

Jeff Place, Smithsonian Institution

Joel Rafael, Musician

Bob Santelli, Grammy Museum

ISSN: 2053-8804