Press Releases Archive
The latest issue of the journal L'Esprit Créateur contains 10 essays that seek to broaden the horizons of the environmental humanities. The first issue of Volume 57, guest-edited by Daniel A. Finch-Race and Julien Weber, is now available online to subscribers of Project MUSE.
The recent awards season treated the JHU Press Journals Division well with a number of honors being earned by several Press publications as well as by the Journals Marketing Division for its efforts in promoting the journals collection. Winning categories included journal design, a catalog publication and academic research.
The new additions to the Johns Hopkins University Press' journals collection for 2017 will take readers from the American southwest to 19th century England to the recent history of China. The acquisition of Arizona Quarterly, Twentieth-Century China and Victorian Review brings JHUP's roster of journals to 86.
The Johns Hopkins University Press will add a quartet of journals to its list. The diverse additions - ASAP/Journal, Dante Studies, Journal of Jewish Identities and Lutheran Quarterly – now bring the JHUP journals list to 83. “The addition of these titles continues our growth in the Journals Division,” said Journals Publisher Bill Breichner. “We are happy to provide an outlet for outstanding interdisciplinary scholarship in a variety of important disciplines.”
To try and shed some light on the health care issues facing the fast-growing Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPI) populations, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) has partnered with the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved for a supplement issue called "Shining the Light on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health."
Six colleagues from the University of Michigan and Alma College have won the 2014 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 the article “Using Undergraduate Researchers' Personal Essays to Shape Instruction and Services,” which appeared in Volume 13, Number 1, January 2013. The authors were Alma College’s
In an effort to provide researchers with an alternative source of information, the Encyclopedia of American Studies (EAS) has adopted an open access policy. Scholars and others studying American culture and society can now search the extensive database free of charge. Editor Simon Bronner also talks about the change on a
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine welcomes a new Editor to the helm of the journal. Martha Montello, an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, has accepted the position and will publish the first full issue under her editorial team in Summer 2014.
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 wellrespected peer-reviewed journal focused on exploring health disparities in the North and Central America and the Caribbean.
The January 2014 issue of the Journal of College Student Development (JCSD) will mark a milestone in the journal’s 55-year history.
The journal will change its publication schedule in the new year, expanding from six to eight issues per year. Subscribers will now receive the journal in January, March, April May, July, September, October and November. The journal, the official journal of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), is published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
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.
A special issue of the journal Library Trends focuses on challenges facing local communities in China as they make use of information technology while coping with wrenching social and economic change. Kate Williams, assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science, served as guest editor of the issue (Volume 62, Issue 1, Summer 2013). The issue features a dozen articles from scholars in mainland China, Hong Kong, and the U.S.
The redesign of the German Studies Review recently received the 2012 Best Journal Design award from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. The award honors a journal that launched a new design between 2010 and 2012. The Johns Hopkins University Press, which began publishing the journal with the 2012 volume, worked collaboratively with Editor Sabine Hake on the new design. The journal is the official publication of the German Studies Association (GSA).
The Wallace Stevens Society recently honored the first-ever winner of the John N. Serio Award for the Best Article at the 2013 Modern Language Association Convention in Boston. The award will honor the best article from the society’s official publication, The Wallace Stevens Journal for a given year. The Johns Hopkins University Press publishes the journal. An anonymous donation helped establish the Serio Award, which comes with an honorarium.
The Johns Hopkins University Press will add African American Review to its journals collection in 2013. The journal, which will publish its 45th volume in 2013, is edited by St. Louis University professor Nathan Grant. Aileen M. Keenan serves as managing editor.
December 1, 2012
Arnold Adoff has been named the winner of The Lion and The Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry for his collection Roots and Blues: A Celebration. The journal, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, has sponsored the award since 2005.
The JHU Press Journals Marketing Department has won five honors in the 2012 MarCom Awards. Administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), the MarCom Awards recognize outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals.
Kathryn Lage, Barbara Losoff and Jack Maness, from the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, have won the 2012 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 the trio’s article “Receptivity to Library Involvement in Scientific Data Curation: A Case Study at the University of Colorado Boulder,” which appeared in Volume 11, Number 4 in October 2011.
The journal Feminist Formations held a special event at the University of Arizona on Thursday, Sept. 6 to celebrate the release of the first journal issue since the new editorial team fully took over the publication.
Feminist Formations, which is publishing its 24th volume, moved from the University of Minnesota to the University of Arizona last year. Sandra K. Soto, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at Arizona, serves as the editor for the journal, which is published by The Johns Hopkins University Press.
The Johns Hopkins University Press will add three new journals to its collection later this year, announced Journals Division Publisher Bill Breichner. This brings the total number of journals published by the JHU Press to 78.
The three new titles will be The CEA Critic: An Official Journal of the College English Association; Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity; and Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies.
In its continued efforts to respond to current events, the journal Theory & Event has released its regular issue with a symposium on the killing of Trayvon Martin along with a supplemental issue focusing on student unrest in Quebec earlier in 2012. “All of our issues are group efforts, but this one is even more of a collective product because of the work of so many who want to keep our theorizing of events in pace with current developments,” says co-editors Jodi Dean and Davide Panagia.
Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth has named Marquette University professor James Marten as its new editor. The journal is the official publication of the Society for the History of Childhood and Youth (SHCY).
Marten, Chair of the History Department at Marquette, takes over from a group of editors from the Five Colleges Editorial Collective, representing Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and UMass Amherst.
In 1912, Sigmund Freud began the journal Imago, as a vehicle for the application of psychoanalysis to the humanities, arts, and social sciences. Published originally in Austria, the journal was suppressed in 1938, but re-emerged in the United States under the direction of Freud and Hanns Sachs as American Imago. Now publishing its 69th volume, American Imago is honoring the centenary of Freud's original journal in 2012.
The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) recently chose an article from the September 2010 special issue of American Quarterly, the official journal of the American Studies Association (ASA), for an award. Danika Medak-Saltzman’s article “Transnational Indigenous Exchange: Rethinking Global Interactions of Indigenous Peoples at the 1904 St. Louis Exposition” has won the “2010 Most Thought Provoking Article in Native American and Indigenous Studies” award from NAISA.
A graduate student from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has won the 2011 VanArsdel Prize for the best graduate student essay on, about, or extensively using Victorian periodicals from the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP).
April 13, 2012
The journal Perspectives in Biology and Medicine has planned a special issue for late 2012 on the emerging importance of Electronic Health Records (HER). Interested authors are invited to submit manuscripts for “Effect of Electronic Health Records On Medical Practice and Clinical Research.”
Susan Blackaby has been named the winner of The Lion and The Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry for her collection Nest, Nook & Cranny. The journal, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, has honored
one book of children’s poetry each year since 2005. Blackaby, a Portland, OR, resident, published the 21-poem collection in 2010 along with illustrations by Jamie Hogan. The animal-themed poems are arranged according to habitat – desert, grassland, shoreline, wetland and woodland.
In an effort to help raise awareness about health issues in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities, Progress in Community Health Partnerships (PCHP) has published a special issue in cooperation with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and the Health Through Action Program via support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The journal, published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, has devoted its Spring 2012 issue (Volume 6, Number 1) to information about community initiatives focused on health problems within these communities.
The Journal of the History of Philosophy has reached into its past to celebrate the 50th volume of the influential journal. Each of the four issues this year will feature an essay from a former editor. Richard “Red” Watson, who served a one-year term as editor in 1983, provided the first essay in Volume 50, Number 1, published in January 2012. The journal is published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved has published an article which explores the benefits of the U.S. Department of Education’s Promise Neighborhoods initiative. Christopher Masi, MD, Ph.D., from the Section of General Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago, authored the article in Volume 23, Issue 3 of the journal, available in August 2012. The Promise Neighborhoods program developed after the success of children in the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ), a New York-based non-profit organization. According to Masi’s research, a large number of groups applied to take part in the second year of the program in 2011.
With Occupy Wall Street and similar movements still active across the country, the editors of the online journal Theory & Event have brought together a group of scholars to discuss the resistance and solidarity movements against global capitalism over the past months. A special supplement for Issue 14.4 of the journal will focus on the Occupy movement, which the editors say has spread “an open sense of possibility.”
Kevin Smith, Director of Scholarly Communications for the Perkins Library at Duke University, is the winner of the 2011 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 Smith’s article “Copyright Renewal for Libraries: Seven Steps Toward a User-Friendly Law,” which appeared in Volume 10, Number 1 in January 2010.
The Johns Hopkins University Press has announced two additions to its collection of journals for 2012. The titles bring JHUP’s collection to 70 journals.
Colleges and universities across the country rely on surveys of student engagement (SSE) to get a better understanding of their students’ involvement, integration and engagement. The University of Indiana’s School of Education has led the way in creating these assessment tools. The Fall 2011 issue of The Review of Higher Education features a collection of issues which cast a critical eye on SSE tools. The five essays raise questions about the design and psychometrics of the SSE instruments and offer thoughtful suggestions to improve the project, especially the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).
The Journal of Women’s History has chosen a winner for its first-ever prize. Susanne M. Klausen is the inaugural Journal of Women’s History Award recipient for her article "'Reclaiming the White Daughter's Purity': Afrikaner Nationalism, Racialized Sexuality, and the 1975 Abortion and Sterilization Act in Apartheid South Africa." The article appeared in the Fall 2010 issue of the journal (Vol. 22, No. 3). Klausen is an associate professor in the Department of History at Carleton University, Ottawa. She researches the history of reproduction and fertility control in twentieth-century South Africa. Currently she is researching the regulation of reproductive sexuality in South Africa during the apartheid era.
Johns Hopkins University researcher S. Darius Tandon, Ph.D., has taken over as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action. Tandon succeeds Eric B. Bass, M.D., MPH, who now serves as Editor Emeritus. Bass, based at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine like Tandon, held the Editor-in-Chief position since PCHP’s debut in 2007.
The Society for Qing Studies has unveiled a new website for China scholars and subscribers to its companion journal, Late Imperial China (LIC) at http://qing_studies.press.jhu.edu. “We felt that the Society for Qing Studies needed an on-line home. Our journal had its origins as a bulletin through which scholars in our field could share information about research experiences. Decades later, it really is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. The new site will provide scholars with a gathering place through which to share information about research and teaching,” says Tobie Meyer Fong, co-editor of LIC and co-coordinator of the Society along with Janet Theiss
With its 12th year of publishing on the horizon, the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History has made an editorial change. Clare Anderson from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, has replaced journal founder Patricia Romero. The online-only journal is published by the Johns Hopkins University Press and features three issues a year. Interdisciplinary in nature and global in scope, JCCH includes articles drawn from the tenth century to modern times dealing with aspects of colonialism and imperialism in the broadest sense.
An editorial committee from the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History has chosen Indian scholar Aparna Balachandran to receive the first JCCH Prize for an outstanding essay published in the online journal. Balachandran won for her article “Of Corporations and Caste heads: Urban Rule in Company Madras 1640-1720” which was published in the Fall 2008 issue (Volume 9, Number 2) of JCCH.
In 1910, Abraham Flexner published the “Report on Medical Education in the United States and Canada” for the Carnegie Foundation, a document which changed the way schools trained pre-medical and medical students. As we head into the second century of modern medical training, the journal Perspectives in Biology and Medicine has published a special issue which examines the legacy of what is commonly called The Flexner Report. The Winter 2011 issue of the journal, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press and edited by Alan N. Schechter and Peter V. Rabins, puts the spotlight on the effects of Flexner’s work and the continued evolution of medical education, now on a global scale. Major curriculum changes are underway at leading schools here and abroad. Donald A. Chambers from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago guest edited the issue.
An article in the first issue of the relaunched Studies in American Fiction journal recently received an award from ProQuest and the Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP). A paper by Skidmore College faculty member Sari Edelstein was declared the best article on American periodicals published in a peer-reviewed journal in 2010 by a pre-tenure or independent scholar. Edelstein’s article “’Metamorphosis of the Newsboy’: E.D.E.N. Southworth’s The Hidden Hand and the Antebellum Story-Paper” appeared in the Spring 2010 issue of SAF.
For more than 20 years, the Journal of Democracy has brought respected opinions from recognized experts on issues around the globe to its readers. The new issue of the journal features two of its most prominent voices on a critical issue – the Impact of the Economic Crisis. Co-editors Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner each present an essay on this important topic in the first issue of JoD’s 22nd volume.
College students can learn a lot by researching peer-reviewed journal articles written by noted academics. A case study from a pair of Oregon librarians shows lesser-known sources can also benefit students – blogs and other online conversations. Anne-Marie Deitering and Kate Gronemyer have published “Beyond Peer-Reviewed Articles: Using Blogs to Enrich Students’ Understanding of Scholarly Work” in the journal portal: Libraries and the Academy.
Once again, the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books will try to make the task of buying a book for children and young adults a little bit easier this holiday season. The journal, based at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois and published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, publishes a free Guide Book to Gift Books with recommendations for early readers all the way up to high school students.
Scott Bennett, Yale University Librarian Emeritus, is the winner of the 2010 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 Bennett’s article “Libraries and Learning: A History of Paradigm Change,” which appeared in Volume 9, Number 2 in April 2009.
In an effort to help develop solutions to the problem of youth violence, the journal Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education & Action has produced a special issue on the topic, thanks to the support of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The issue (Volume 4, Issue 3) addresses several different aspects of youth violence, such as bullying, aggression, fighting, and gang involvement, according to the editorial by Catherine Bradshaw, Ph.D., Med; S. Darius Tandon, Ph.D.; and Phillip J. Leaf, Ph.D., from The Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence.
A trio of researchers theorizes that schools can fight childhood obesity and help the environment at the same time in an article published in the Spring 2010 issue of the journal Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, which is published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. “School Meals: a Nutritional and Environmental Perspective” concludes that by focusing more on locally grown products, schools can produce healthier meals for students while reducing energy costs associated with transporting foods to schools. The article was written by Antonia Demas, Dana Kindermann, and David Pimentel.
The true cause of addiction can spur many discussions. In the most recent edition of the journal Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology, a series of articles attempts to look beyond the most common definitions of addiction. The feature article “A Liberal Account of Addiction” by Bennett Foddy and Julian Savulescu presents a new method of viewing addiction by contemplating the term beyond its negative connotations. This study serves as the start for an interdisciplinary discussion in the journal.
In 2008, two members of a nondenominational religious congregation in Oregon died. The Followers of Christ Church believed faith healing would save the 15-month-old girl and 16-year-old boy and did not seek medical help. In each case, the parents of the children faced criminal charges and were found responsible for the deaths. In the March 2010 issue of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, Oregon State University professor Courtney S. Campbell, Ph.D., takes a look at the legal, social, and moral aspects of faith healing.
The first issue of the journal Feminist Formations will arrive soon with essays on feminist, gender, and sexuality studies, book reviews and a new section dedicated to critical examinations of teaching and leading within academic environments. An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, Feminist Formations publishes three issues per year with groundbreaking work by scholars, activists, and educators. The journal begins its new life after publishing as the National Women’s Studies Association Journal for more than 20 years. The change was announced in January 2010.
The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, an online-only journal published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, has announced it will award a prize for an outstanding article published in the journal. The JCCH Prize will be given every three years to a contributor who has never published a full book or monograph. Academics from Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central, South and Southeast Asia will be eligible for the honor.
The Johns Hopkins University Press and portal: Libraries and the Academy have announced an agreement that will provide increased access to research about the role of academic libraries and librarianship. Beginning with the April 2010 issue, copy-edited versions of all accepted articles will be available in an open-access web environment. Six articles for the upcoming issue have already been posted online. The final, published version of the journal will still appear in Project MUSE®, a subscription-based online database of scholarly journals based at the JHU Press.
As the debate on health care reform continues in Congress and across the nation, an important question has hidden in the background: how do we define “affordable” health insurance? An article in the most recent issue of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal by Carla Saenz takes on this very important question. The journal is published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
A leading journal in the field of Women’s Studies has a new identity in 2010. Feminist Formations will debut in April 2010 after 21 years as the National Women’s Studies Association Journal. “I see this change as an opportunity to rededicate the journal to its core values, and to foster new inquiry that matches the dynamic growth in feminist, gender, and sexuality studies. We remain committed to publishing groundbreaking work by scholars, activists, and practitioners,” says Rebecca Ropers-Huilman, editor of Feminist Formations and professor of Higher Education at the University of Minnesota.