Category Archives: journals

Exciting news out of our Journals Department! The Journal of Appalachian Studies will be published by the University of Illinois Press beginning in 2014. Currently in its nineteenth volume, the Journal will be published on behalf of the Appalachian Studies … Continue reading

We’re very pleased to announce that Michael Pisani will be the next Editor of our journal, American Music, beginning in January 2014. Pisani, a renowned scholar, author, pianist, and conductor, brings to American Music his 30+ years of experience in nineteenth- and twentieth-century … Continue reading

This spring, the Journal of American Folklore publishes its monumental 500th issue. As the official journal of the American Folklore Society, JAF has been published continually since the Society’s founding in 1888. That’s a very impressive 125 years! In their introduction to … Continue reading

From Urbana-Champaign’s local newspaper, The News-Gazette: Legislation that would set up task forces at each of Illinois’ nine public universities to establish policies for open access to research articles published by faculty members and researchers was approved Tuesday by the … Continue reading

History of the Present, the Press’s journal that approaches history as a critical endeavor, was awarded ‘Best New Journal’ for 2012 by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. The announcement was made on January 3 at the Modern Language … Continue reading

Professor Pradeep Dhillon, editor of our Journal of Aesthetic Education, sat down with the Illini News Bureau to discuss cultural aspects of Sikhism. In light of the August 5 tragedy at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, Dhillon, who is a … Continue reading

This month, UIP launches a new journal in cooperation with the University of Kansas. Women, Gender, and Families of Color expands the mission of Black Women, Gender, and Families, which has ceased publication. The new title explicitly includes Black, Latina, … Continue reading

From the Faculty Advisory Council to the Library at Harvard University: We write to communicate an untenable situation facing the Harvard Library. Many large journal publishers have made the scholarly communication environment fiscally unsustainable and academically restrictive. This situation is … Continue reading

Carl Zimmer, writing in the The New York Times, notes a sharp increase in the number of journal article retractions in recent years — by one estimate, a tenfold increase over the past decade. Sloppy research is often to blame, … Continue reading

In January, an international group of mathematicians started a boycott against Dutch publishing behemoth Elsevier over high journal subscription prices as well as policies preventing free access to research. Since then, more than 7000 academics have joined the boycott, agreeing … Continue reading