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Welcome to the Johns Hopkins University Press podcast page. Visit often to hear interviews with contributors and editors from our collection of journals. Listen to each podcast episode in the player underneath the post.


Catherine Belling, Literature and Medicine

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Catherine Belling, an associate professor in Medical Humanities and Bioethics, took over the job as editor of the journal Literature and Medicine earlier this year. The journal recently began publication of its 31st volume. Belling joined us to talk about the unique intersection of the two disciplines and her plans for the journal.


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Tyler Walters, portal: Libraries and the Academy

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Tyler Walters, Dean of Libraries at Virginia Tech, has won the 2013 Johns Hopkins University Press Award for the best article in the most recent volume of the journal portal: Libraries and the Academy. The Journals Division of the Press and portal’s Editorial Board Awards Committee selected Walters’ article “The Future Role of Publishing Services in University Libraries,” which appeared in Volume 12, Number 4, October 2012. He joined us to talk about his research and the significance of the award.


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Jonathan Kramnick, ELH

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After a 17-year career teaching at Rutgers, Jonathan Kramnick has returned to Johns Hopkins University, where he received his Master's and Ph.D. in English and American Literature. In addition to his faculty duties, Kramnick has taken over as editor of ELH. which is housed in the JHU English Department. He joined us to talk about his new role and share news about the journal.


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Noel Lenski, Journal of Late Antiquity

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This fall, a new name will appear at the top of the masthead for the Journal of Late Antiquity. Noel Lenski from the University of Colorado will take over from founding editor Ralph Mathisen. Lenski, a member of the journal's editorial board since its founding, joined us to talk about the legacy of Mathisen, how the journal has gained a strong position in the field in just six years and his plans for the future.


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William Ventres, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

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A paper by William Ventres and Geoff Gusoff in the recent issue of the journal proposes a new clinical diagnosis of "poverty blindness" for those who consciously fail to take the poor into account. With an acknowledgement that the idea may not sound serious to everyone, the authors lay out scenarios to defend their position. Ventres joined us recently to discuss the article and the genesis of the idea.


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Virginia Brennan, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

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The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved started as an idea by noted health researcher and physician Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General and former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-five years later, the journal celebrates its silver anniversary as a well-respected peer-reviewed journal focused on exploring health disparities in the North and Central America and the Caribbean. Editor Virginia Brennan joins us to talk about the journal's mission and the meaning of the anniversary celebration.


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John M. Braxton, Journal of College Student Development

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The Journal of College Student Development (JCSD) has changed its publication schedule, expanding from six to eight issues per year. Subscribers will now receive the journal in January, March, April May, July, September, October and November. John M. Braxton, editor of the journal, spoke with us about the transition at last fall's Association for the Study of Higher Education meeting. The journal is the official journal of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).


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