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Pepperdine Digital Commons reaches the half-million downloads milestone

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Pepperdine University Libraries is pleased to announce that Pepperdine Digital Commons has passed 500,000 total downloads! New Year’s resolution: 1 million downloads by 2015. Pepperdine Digital Commons is the university’s centralized platform for Pepperdine journals, faculty websites, conference proceedings, exemplary student research, and other e-scholarship. It is our mission to make Pepperdine’s scholarly output accessible, secure, and search engine optimized for online discovery.

The most popular paper of 2013 was What Happens to Our Facebook Accounts When We Die?: Probate Versus Policy and the Fate of Social-Media Assets Postmortem by Kristina Sherry published in the Pepperdine Law Review (5,818 downloads). While the law journal material did very well, many other heavy hitters came from the School of Public Policy and Seaver College, such as Jesus and the Syrophoenician Woman: A Case Study in Inclusiveness by Holly J. Carey published in Leaven (1,234 downloads).

Check out Pepperdine Digital Commons for yourself or find out how the service can work for you.

Happy New Year from Pepperdine University Libraries!

Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics now available in Project Muse

The Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics from the The Society of Christian Ethics:, previously announced as joining Project MUSE, is now online.

The Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics (JSCE) is published by Georgetown University Press twice a year with a distribution of 1400. The JSCE is comprised of scholarly papers, book reviews, and advertisements. Currently, the co-editors are Mary Jo Iozzio and Patricia Beattie Jung; the book review editor is Lois Malcolm. The  JSCE grew out of what was The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics.

The purpose of the Society of Christian Ethics is to promote scholarly work in Christian ethics and in the relation of Christian ethics to other traditions of ethics, and to social, economic, political and cultural problems; to encourage and improve the teaching of these fields in colleges, universities and theological schools; and to provide a community of discourse and debate for those engaged professionally within these general fields.


For the Table of Contents:

http://muse.jhu.edu/content/alerts/journals/journal_of_the_society_of_christian_ethics/toc/sce.32.1.html


Pepperdine Digital Commons reaches 100,000th download milestone!

Pepperdine Digital Commons, the University’s centralized e-publishing platform and repository, celebrated its 100,000th article download this week. Launched only last February, Pepperdine Digital Commons offers full-text downloads of faculty and student scholarship, including articles in Pepperdine produced journals, such as Global Tides, Pepperdine Policy Review, and Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal. Lucky download number 100,000 was “The World of the Eighth-Century Prophets,” authored by our own Rick Marrs, Dean of Seaver College. The article appears in a 2003 issue of Leaven, a journal produced by the Religion Division of Seaver College. Prior to joining Pepperdine Digital Commons, Leaven was strictly a print-only journal. Through a partnership between the Religion Division and Pepperdine University Libraries, all 76 back issues of Leaven–going back to 1990–are now available online, opening up an important corpus of Christian Scholarship to a new, global audience.

Click here to explore Pepperdine Digital Commons. And thanks for your support.

Seven titles join Project Muse

The following journals, previously announced as joining Project MUSE, are now online:

** From the Department of English, Georgia State University:

Studies in the Literary Imagination is a biannual scholarly journal focusing on special topics in literature. SLI enjoys a worldwide audience with contributing editors and authors who are considered the leaders in their fields. SLI is unique among scholarly journals in that it relies on an editorial committee to review proposals from potential guest editors, who then invite scholars to contribute articles exploring different aspects of a particular theme. One of the favorable distinctions resulting from this practice is that each issue is topic driven; in this sense, SLI serves more as a monograph series than as a typical journal.

** From the Duke University Press:

Cultural Politics is a welcome and innovative addition. In an academic universe already well populated with journals, it is carving out its own unique place—broad and a bit quirky. It likes to leap between the theoretical and the concrete, so that it is never boring and often filled with illuminating glimpses into the intellectual and cultural worlds.” Lawrence Grossberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Moving beyond the boundaries of race, gender, and class, Cultural Politics examines the political ramifications of global cultural productions across artistic and academic disciplines. The journal explores precisely what is cultural about politics and what is political about culture by bringing together text and visual art that offer diverse modes of engagement with theory, cultural production, and politics.

** From the Penn State University Press:

Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural is an interdisciplinary forum for the study of the preternatural as seen in magics, witchcraft, spiritualism, occultism, prophecy, monstrophy, demonology, and folklore. The journal embraces a broad and dynamic definition of the preternatural, since the very categories of magic, religion, and science are open and active registers that the journal strives to explore, contextualize, and challenge.

** From the Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University:

Indonesia Journal, is a semi-annual journal devoted to the timely study of Indonesia’s culture, history, government, economy, and society. It features original scholarly articles, interviews, translations, and book reviews. Published since April 1966, the journal provides area scholars and interested readers with contemporary analysis of Indonesia and an extensive archive of research pertaining to the nation and region. The journal is published by Cornell University’s Southeast Asia Program.

** From the State University of New York Press:

One of the first multidisciplinary journals in North America, Mediaevalia was founded in 1975 and continues to provide a forum for innovative scholarship across a variety of fields in the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. Published once annually, the journal remains committed to rigorous standards of peer review, and welcomes submissions from both established and junior scholars on all aspects of medieval and early Renaissance culture.

** From the University of Hawai’i Press:

The Journal of Korean Religions is the only English-language academic journal dedicated to the study of Korean religions. It aims to stimulate interest in and research on Korean religions across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Launched in 2010 by the Institute for the Study of Religion at Sogang University in Korea,it is peer-reviewed and published twice yearly, in March and September.

** From the University of Toronto Press:

The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture is a web-based, peer-reviewed journal committed to the academic exploration, analysis and interpretation, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, of the interrelations and interactions between religion and religious expression and popular culture, broadly defined as the products of contemporary mass culture. The journal is based in Canada but is international in scope, and open to explorations of religion and popular culture in a variety of nationalities and cultures.

Eight journals join Project Muse

The following journals, previously announced as joining Project MUSE, are now online:

** From the Ab Imperio:  Ab Imperio

Ab Imperio Quarterly is an international humanities and social sciences peer-reviewed journal dedicated to studies in new imperial history and the interdisciplinary and comparative study of nationalism and nationalities in the post-Soviet space. The journal has been published since June 2000, four times a year. The languages of publication are English and Russian with summaries, respectively, in Russian and English. Ab Imperio pursues a policy of thematic issues within annual programs. Ab Imperio serves as an international forum for scholars reflecting on historical and contemporary encounters with diversity in composite societies.

** From the Duke University Press:  Tikkun

Named after the Jewish concept of mending and transforming a fragmented world, the magazine Tikkun offers analysis and commentary that strive to bridge the cultural divide between religious and secular progressives. By bringing together voices from many disparate religious and secular humanist communities to talk about social transformation, political change, and the evolution of our religious traditions, Tikkun creates space for the emergence of a religious Left to respond to the influence of the religious Right and the distortions of global capitalism, while simultaneously critiquing reductionist views that sometimes prevail in liberal and progressive circles. The magazine, which began as a progressive Jewish publication, provides intellectually rigorous, psychologically sophisticated, and unconventional critiques of politics, spirituality, social theory, and culture and is known for its coverage of the Israel/Palestine conflict, social justice issues, and the environment.

** From the Fordham University Press:  Traditio

Traditio is an international journal, published annually and dedicated to the study of ancient and medieval history, thought, and religion. Traditio publishes monographic essays, critical editions of texts, and research tools such as catalogues of unpublished manuscripts. Submissions in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish are accepted. Articles have treated history, literature, philosophy, patristics, philology, theology, and history of art. The periods covered are antiquity, early Christianity, and the Middle Ages, up to A.D. 1500.

** From the Penn State University Press:  Eugene O’Neill Review

Eugene O’Neill’s entire life revolved around the stage, and his productivity as a dramatist—some twenty long plays in less than twenty-five years (1920–1943)—remains a remarkable achievement. O’Neill’s plays are known for their intensely personal qualities, their dark realism, and their tragic honesty. O’Neill is the only American playwright ever to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature and is recognized as having helped to establish America as a center of theatrical output and creativity.

** From the Slavica Publishers:  Region: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia

Region is a peer-reviewed international journal that explores the history and current political, economic, and social affairs of the entire former Soviet bloc. In particular, the journal focuses on various facets of transformation at the local and national levels in the aforementioned regions, as well as the changing character of their relationships with the rest of the world in the context of globalization, a perspective that stresses both local adaptation to global phenomena and that adaptation’s transnational or even global significance.

** From the The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats:  The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats

Since 1968, The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats has offered imaginative, insightful, and concise reviews of current critical discussion of the English literature of the late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-centuries. The bi-annual journal offers knowledgeable responses to recent criticism of late-seventeenth and early eighteenth-century literary figures (Addison, Behn, Congreve, Dennis, Dryden, Finch, Garth, Gay, Haywood, Hogarth, Mandeville, Montagu, Parnell, Pilkington, Pope, Rochester, Rowe, Rymer, Settle, Shaftesbury, Steele, Swift, Thomson, Toland, and Vanbrugh, as well as the five early novelists (Defoe, Fielding, Richardson, Smollett, and Sterne). Notes on the history and culture of the period and bibliographical commentary often accompany the Scriblerian’s comprehensive article and book reviews.

** From the Washington University in St. Louis:  Revista de Estudios Hispánicos

The Revista de Estudios Hispánicos an internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original manuscripts in all areas of Hispanic literatures, cultures, and film, including essays on theoretical and interdisciplinary topics.

** From the Women in French Association:   Women in French Studies

WOMEN IN FRENCH exists to promote the study of women writers and women in civilization in the French-speaking world. An additional purpose of the organization is to share information and concerns about the status of women in Francophone countries and in higher education in North America. WOMEN IN FRENCH is an Allied Organization of the Modern Language Association and a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. WOMEN IN  FRENCH STUDIES is a publication of WOMEN IN FRENCH. It is published once a year. WOMEN IN FRENCH also publishes special volumes at regular intervals.

Pepperdine Digital Commons surpasses 10,000 downloads

Less than two months after its official launch, Pepperdine Digital Commons has passed the 10,000th download mark. As the library’s new centralized platform for Pepperdine University journals, scholarship, and faculty pages, Pepperdine Digital Commons is attracting a lot of internet traffic despite its still modest holdings. So far, the most popular journal is Leaven, from the Religion Division, followed by the Pepperdine Law Review, and the Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law.

So keep an eye on Pepperdine Digital Commons–it’s growing fast! Click here for more information.

Check Out the New C&EN Online!

Have you experienced the fresh, new interface and improved usability on Chemical & Engineering News Online [C&EN Online] yet?  It’s now easier than ever to find the latest news in the chemical sciences and stories that focus on all areas of science.  Some of the changes you’ll notice:

  • A New Look – the refreshed home page features current issue highlights, latest news, and blog entries
  • Commenting Feature - readers can now leave comments on individual articles and stories, and start conversations with other readers and the C&EN editorial staff
  • Improved Search - blog postings from CENtral Science, C&EN’s community of chemistry blogs, are easier to find and will also appear in search results

Visit cen.acs.org today to check out the changes for yourself.  Make sure you try out the new commenting feature and leave a comment on one of the articles!