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 Jeffery Cordell along with Jennifer L. Bonnet, Sigrid Anderson Cordell, Gabriel J. Duque, Pamela J. MacKintosh, and Amanda Peters from the University of Michigan.
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 recent podcast.
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 well-respected 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 edited by John M. Braxton.
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.
In November 2012, the journal Theory & Event published a symposium of articles which examined what guest editor Neil Roberts called the “The Trayvon Martin event.”
The Johns Hopkins University Press has made the journal issue with these articles free for a limited time following the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Martin in Florida in February 2012.
The articles from Volume 15, Issue 3 of the journal are available free through Project MUSE.
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. Natalie Gerber, Associate Professor of English at Fredonia University, received the first-ever Serio Award at MLA in early January.
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. AAR is the official publication of the Division on Black American Literature and Culture of the Modern Language Association. The journal publishes literary and cultural criticism, poetry, interviews, short fiction and book reviews.