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Journals

Below you will find the Libraries Open Publishing journals catalog. All copyrights are retained by individual journals (or their parent organization) and are licensed under a Creative Commons license. Please visit individual journals for more information about their specific peer review, copyright, and licensing policies. The Penn State Libraries has also partnered with select print publications to provide open access to back issues of these publications.

The Open Publishing program supports journal publications using three different levels of service:

  • Repository publications are those whose archive of published issues are provided online, fully Open Access, after an agreed upon embargo period.
  • Supported publications are those that are publishing under a probationary period, in which the editor works to obtain an ISSN, utilize DOIs, adhere strictly to their publishing schedule, and strengthen their peer review process and guidelines. 
  • Imprint publications are those that have proven to publish on time within their publication schedule for at least one year, and who uphold their scholarly, peer review guidelines. Imprint journals have been reviewed and approved for endorsement as a Penn State Libraries Open Publishing publication by the Open Publishing Board. They are provided with promotion and marketing support and guidance on abstracting/indexing/discovery services.

All publications serviced by the Libraries Open Publishing program are preserved securely on our locally hosted platform. If you would like to submit a proposal for a new publication, please visit the Publish with Us page. 

If you have any concerns regarding copyright, plagiarism, or ethical violations involving any of our publications, please contact us.

 

Imprint Journals

IK: Other Ways of Knowing

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IK: Other Ways of Knowing is an electronic, multidisciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of indigenous knowledge from a global perspective.  The journal is published twice yearly by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries and is co-sponsored by the Penn State Libraries and the Penn State Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK).

Indigenous knowledge is an expanding area of study that focuses on the ways of knowing, seeing, and thinking that are passed down orally from generation to generation. These ways of understanding reflect thousands of years of experimentation and innovation in topics like agriculture, animal husbandry, child-rearing practices, education systems, medicine, and natural resource management—among many other categories.

These ways of knowing are particularly important in the era of globalization, a time in which indigenous knowledge as intellectual property is taking new significance in the search for answers to many of the world’s most vexing problems: disease, famine, ethnic conflict, and poverty. Indigenous knowledge has value, not only for the culture in which it develops but also for scientists and planners seeking solutions to community problems.

As a forum for the sharing of practical knowledge and wisdom for the benefit of all peoples, this journal is of special interest to development professionals who treasure this local knowledge, finding it extremely useful in solving complex problems of health, agriculture, education, and the environment.

International Journal of Education & the Arts

The International Journal of Education & the Arts currently serves as an open access platform for scholarly dialogue. Our commitment is to the highest forms of scholarship invested in the significances of the arts in education and the education within the arts. As editors, our personal goal is to create a communal space in which to incite productive dialogue revealing the potential of the arts within education through all forms of inquiry. The journal primarily publishes peer reviewed research-based field studies including, among others, aesthetics, art theory, music education, visual arts education, media education, drama education, dance education, education in literature, and narrative and holistic integrated studies that cross or transcend these fields.

Trafika Europe

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Trafika Europe grew up as Trafika, a print quarterly of new fiction and poetry from around the world in fresh English translation. In this previous organization, Trafika placed special emphasis on introducing the work of writers who were unknown or little-known to an English-language readership. In seven issues, Trafika published the work of over 120 authors writing in over 30 languages. Contributors included: Czeslaw Milosz, Tomaz Salamun, Natasza Goerke, Don DeLillo, Mohammed Choukri, Ales Debeljak, Anna Swir, Gyorgy Konrad, Peter Nadas, Denis Johnson, Uche Nduka, Eleni Sikelianos, Yusef Komunyakaa, Martin M. Simecka, Hanoch Levin, Tor Ulven, Ilona Lackova, and Javiar Marias.

As the successor organization, now Trafika Europe is putting a European frame around all this, to explore issues of identity and community in a larger shared Europe. Trafika Europe seeks to help renew the role of literature in nudging along the European conversation in culture, introduce new voices, foster collaborations and create a kind of “community of communities”. In cultivating an attractive space for it, we hope that a vision of greater cooperation, mutual regard and community across the 47 countries of Council of Europe will continue to grow of its own accord.

Repository Journals

Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies

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Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies is a quarterly journal that publishes the best of current scholarship on the history of the Commonwealth and the region. In addition to regular articles, the journal features annotated documents, book reviews, and reviews of museum exhibits, films, and historical collections. Published since 1934, Pennsylvania History is the official journal of the Pennsylvania Historical Association (PHA)This journal repository, created by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries Open Publishing and Press in cooperation with the PHA, is the official digital archive of Pennsylvania History. Here readers will find all back issues of the journal--beginning with Vol. 1 (1934) and continuing up to the most recent available volume, with a 6 year embargo period before Open Access. One volume will be added to the archive each year forward.

Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography

Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography journal logo

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (PMHB) is a quarterly scholarly journal and one of the country’s most prestigious state historical publications. Published since 1877 by The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, it is an important resource for those interested in a scholarly approach to state and local history, industry, genealogy, culture, and related subjects. On this site, readers have access to a century of back issues of the journal, beginning with Vol. 31 (1907). One new volume is added to the digital archive each year, with a 6 year embargo period from the original publication date before Open Access.

Western Pennsylvania History

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Western Pennsylvania History is an important regional journal with extensively illustrated articles that cover numerous subjects including history, archaeology, cultural interests, sports, literature, architecture, railroading, folk art, and much more. It is published by the Senator John Heinz History Center, and has been a source of information and scholarship since 1918. The journal was originally published as Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, and in the 1990s as Pittsburgh HistoryThis electronic edition is available through the collaboration of the publisher and the Penn State University Libraries. One year of prior issues will be added to this electronic archive each year.

Supported Journals

The Mentor: Innovative Scholarship on Academic Advising

The Mentor is a peer-reviewed, electronic, open access journal devoted to introducing new and unsettling existing ideas relevant to academic advising in higher education. Founded in 1999 and originally known as The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal, it was renamed The Mentor: Innovative Scholarship on Academic Advising in 2018 to reflect its rich history of publishing innovative ideas.

New Errands: The Undergraduate Journal of American Studies

Seeking to develop the next generation of Americanists, New Errands’ mission is to provide a venue for the publication of important original scholarship by emerging young scholars and to provide a teaching resource for instructors of American Studies looking for exemplary work to use in the classroom.

New Errands is jointly published by the Eastern American Studies Association and the American Studies Program at Penn State Harrisburg.