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Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts banner

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 (ISSN 2157-7129) is an online annual publication that serves as a forum for interactive scholarly discussion on all aspects of women in arts between 1640 and 1830, especially literature, visual arts, music, performance art, film criticism, and production arts. The journal features peer-reviewed articles encompassing subjects on a global range and is intended for scholars and students. The journal is comprised of six departments: Scholarship; Pedagogy; New Media; Reviews; Notes and Discussions; and Ask Aphra. Its mission is to provide a place for the discussion of pedagogy and electronic research techniques and findings.

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Alambique (ISSN2167-6577) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal devoted to scholarly research and criticism in the fields of science fiction and fantasy originally composed in Spanish or Portuguese. Alambique will accept scholarly articles written in English, however, as long as the main focus of the study concentrates on one of the Spanish or Portuguese cultural regions of the world. It will also accept scholarly articles written in Spanish, Portuguese and English that focus on relevant cultural contact areas, i.e. Catalan, Guarani, Nahuatl, etc. In addition, Alambique intends to publish old and/or largely forgotten literary works that helped forge the Spanish and Portuguese tradition in science fiction and fantasy. These texts, whenever possible, will have accompanying English translation.

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Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal (GSP) is the official journal of The International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS). IAGS is a global, interdisciplinary, non-partisan organization that seeks to further research and teaching about the nature, causes, and consequences of genocide, and advance policy studies on prevention of genocide. The Publisher, founded in 1994, meets to consider comparative research, important new work, case studies, the links between genocide and other human rights violations, and prevention and punishment of genocide.

GSP is a peer-reviewed journal that fosters comparative research, important new work, case studies, the links between genocide, mass violence and other human rights violations, and prevention and punishment of genocide and mass violence The E-Journal contains articles on the latest developments in policy, research, and theory from various disciplines, including history, political science, sociology, psychology, international law, criminal justice, women's studies, religion, philosophy, literature, anthropology, and museology, visual and performance arts and history.

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The International Journal of Speleology, the official journal of the Union Internationale de Spéléologie since 1978, has been published since 1964. It is a peer-reviewed, international scientific journal that publishes research and review articles concerning all sciences involved in karst and caves, such as geology, geomorphology, hydrology, archaeology, palaeontology, (palaeo)climatology, biology, meteorology, microbiology, environmental sciences, physics, chemistry, mineralogy etc. IJS is published semiannually with support from the University of South Florida Libraries

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Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies banner

The mission of the Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies (JACAPS) is to develop and disseminate scientific knowledge in areas of genocide studies and its prevention, socio-political development, peace, security, and governance studies in the particular context of Africa. Now accepting submissions.

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The Journal of Ecological Anthropology (JEA), ISSN 1528-6509, is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary forum for innovative exploration of the interface between humans and their sociocultural and biophysical environments. Subject areas include, but are not limited to, human population ecology, historical ecology, evolution of human ecosystems, anthropology of development and conservation, ethnobiology and indigenous knowledge, ecology of health and nutrition, anthropology of food and agriculture, political ecology, paleoecology, complex systems, primate socioecology, and information ecology.

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Journal of Practitioner Research homepage

The Journal of Practitioner Research (JPR), a double-blind, peer-reviewed, open-access journal, includes manuscripts that represent the traditions of action research, teacher research, practitioner inquiry, teacher inquiry, and other traditions that target the same type of knowledge production. The journal features the work of practitioner researchers across disciplines and levels. As a forum for such research, we invite submissions by practicing educators such as pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, teacher education faculty, educational leadership faculty, and school administrators. Our foci include a myriad of ways educational practitioners (alone or in collaboration) use systematic study of their practice to improve student learning. This is not a journal that publishes work done “on” participants but rather publishes work "by the participants” (university and school-based) who use their research to inform their own practice and provide insight to others.

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Journal of Public Transportation is an international journal containing original research and case studies associated with various forms of public transportation and related transportation and policy issues. Topics are approached from a variety of academic disciplines, including economics, engineering, planning, and others, and include policy, methodological, technological, and financial aspects. Emphasis is placed on the identification of innovative solutions to transportation problems.

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TheJournal of Strategic Security (JSS) is a peer-reviewed professional journal published quarterly by Henley-Putnam University. The Journal provides a multi-disciplinary forum for scholarship and discussion of strategic security issues drawing from the fields of intelligence, terrorism and counterterrorism studies and protection, among others. The Journal encourages diversity in theoretical foundations, research methods, and approaches. Quantitative and qualitative studies, for example, each offer valuable contributions to the field of strategic security. Academic disciplines of anthropology, criminology, economics, history, international relations, political science, psychology, and sociology are welcome, as are the applied scholarly fields of security studies, strategic studies, and intelligence studies.

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Journal of Transportation Demand Research banner

The Journal of Transportation Demand Management Research is an international journal produced by the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at the University of South Florida, a federally-funded Tier I University Transportation Center. The Journal contains original research and case studies associated with sustainable transportation, including all types of travel choices designed to reduce or redistribute the use of single occupancy vehicles. These topics include: carpooling, vanpooling, commuter buses, bicycling and walking, parking management, telework, compressed work weeks and transportation network companies. Topics are approached from a variety of academic disciplines, including economics, engineering, planning, and others, and include policy, methodological, technological, and financial aspects. Emphasis is placed on the identification of innovative solutions to urban transportation issues (including congestion, air quality, health, livability, reliability, resiliency, sustainability, accessibility/economic development, and safety).

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Military Cyber Affairs (MCA) is a peer-reviewed professional journal published biannually by the Military Cyber Professionals Association. Military Cyber Affairs provides a multi-disciplinary forum for scholarship and discussion of cybersecurity, cyber defense, and cyber operations, and their military implications, drawing from the fields of intelligence, engineering, information technology, law and policy, among others.

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The National Numeracy Network (NNN) is a non-profit corporation to promote quantitative literacy. Numeracy: Advancing Education in Quantitative Literacy (ISSN 1936-4660) is its open-access, peer-reviewed journal, launched in January 2008. Numeracy aims to support education at all levels that integrates quantitative skills across disciplines. The journal seeks evidence-based articles on teaching strategies and resources, education research, curriculum design, assessment strategies, and faculty development, as well as perspectives, reviews of educational resources, and commentaries/replies.

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Peace and Conflict Management Review banner

Peace and Conflict Management Review (PCMR) acts as an internal magazine of the Center for Conflict Management (CCM). It helps the center to disseminate its daily scientific and teaching activities in areas of peace, conflict, security, genocide studies and prevention, socioeconomic and political development, and governance in the particular context of the African Great Lakes Region.

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La Revista Surco Sur de arte y literatura hispanoamericana, ha publicado cuatro números en soporte papel y a partir de su quinta entrega se suma a la navegación electrónica, gracias al apoyo de la Librería de la Universidad del Sur de la Florida (USF). Desde su primer editorial fue definido su perfil, enfocado a contribuir a la divulgación y defensa de la cultura artística y literaria correspondiente a los pueblos latinoamericanos, principalmente en los Estados Unidos, donde su influencia ha sido creciente.

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Statistics in Volcanology banner

Statistics in Volcanology (SIV) (ISSN 2163-338X) is the open-access, peer-reviewed journal of the IAVCEI Commission on Statistics in Volcanology (COSIV). The aim of SIVis to provide a forum for volcanologists and statisticians to share experience and expertise related to the development and application of innovative analytical methods. Through this forum, it is hoped that we will improve our understanding of volcanic events and processes, to the benefit of all people who live with active volcanoes.

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Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Geologia banner

Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Geologia (Studia UBB Geologia) is an international journal published since 1957, devoted to publication of high-quality, peer-reviewed research articles, papers and notes on all aspects of earth sciences. The journal aims to provide a readily accessible platform to rapidly publish the latest geological information to an interdisciplinary audience. Studia UBB also publishes special Issues of peer-referred collected research papers from symposia, workshops,and meetings sponsored by different geological societies and working groups.

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Suburban Sustainability (ISSN 2164-0866) seeks to be the premier dissemination vehicle for scholarship on sustainability issues in suburban and metropolitan settings. The suburbs have emerged as the nexus of dynamic demographic, social, economic, and environmental change. Suburban Sustainability will publish scholarly endeavors to identify, analyze, and solve the problems of suburbia which are essential for the health of the world. The journal, published by the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, is supported by the University of South Florida Libraries.

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Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two (ISSN 2326-3652) is concerned with various applications of mathematics done by non-mathematics majors. In particular, its purpose is to disseminate selected applied mathematics projects of engineering and science students.

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Interested in adding your journal to our collection? Please refer to the About Journal Publishing section below for additional information.

About Journal Publishing

What kind of journals will USF include in Scholar Commons?
The USF Tampa Library hosts and publishes peer-reviewed, fully open access journals with a global and interdisciplinary focus. Our support focuses on projects with direct links to the University of South Florida through its faculty, students, programs, centers, or institutes. Scholar Commons does not host journals with embargo periods. As a service to the research community, the USF Tampa Library’s commitment to true open access to scholarly information extends to authors. This means that there are no article or submission charges for journals hosted or published in Scholar Commons.

Do I have to be a faculty member at USF to host a journal on Scholar Commons?
Yes. There must be a current faculty member making the application for the journal and serving on the editorial board. If the faculty member retires or relocates, the journal may stay on Scholar Commons for continuity.

What does it mean to publish an open access journal?
Readers with access to the Internet can access your content at no cost to themselves or to their institutions. Publishing a peer-reviewed open access journal broadens your reader base by expanding access to a global community of subscribers. It allows researchers from any organization to participate in scholarly activities without barriers.

How will people find your journal?
Scholar Commons is on the bepress Digital Commons platform ( and is optimized to provide higher results through search engines. Once your journal has published enough content to qualify for inclusion in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the USF Tampa Library will complete the application to have your journal listed there. If you provide us with the username and password for your journal in DOAJ, we will load content for each article to ensure that the journal is fully indexed.

In addition, the USF Tampa Library is a member of CrossRef and we will assign DOIs for your journal articles. CrossRef is a citation-linking network and the official DOI link registration agency for scholarly and professional publications.

What are the fees associated with publishing a journal?
The initial set-up and design fee, along with support and maintenance, is provided by the University of South Florida Tampa Library. There are no author or editor fees.

However, the Memorandum of Understanding signed by both parties does include a clause that states that the journal publisher(s) agree to compensate the USF Libraries for site design costs up to, but not exceeding, $1,500 if the journal is not launched within 18 months of the site’s completion.

What services does the library provide?
As stated in the Memorandum of Understanding:

  • We will make the contents of the e-journal available free of charge via the internet or any subsequent technology
  • We will provide password access to the bepress Digital Commons system, which is the platform on which Scholar Commons resides, to allow the editors to manage the editorial process and e-journal content.
  • We will strive, in the absence of unforeseen technical difficulties and routine maintenance, to provide 24/7 access to the e-journal and its contents
  • We will assign DOIs to e-journal content and register it with CrossRef
  • We will digitally archive all e-journal content produced under this agreement
  • We will assign a USF Tampa Library employee to serve as the Production Editor to assist the editors with operational requirements, such as training and troubleshooting.

Does the library provide layout or copyediting services?
Unfortunately, due to staffing restrictions, we cannot provide custom layout services for new journals. The Scholar Commons system generates PDF-formatted content that comports with a standard template. Copyediting is the sole responsibility of the journal editors.

Will the library get copyright permissions for images and other material that authors include in their articles?
No, authors must obtain those permissions themselves. However, if they need guidance from the library, we are happy to answer any questions that we can.

Who retains rights to the journal content?
We encourage editors to allow authors to use a Creative Commons License, specifically a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. This allows anyone to reproduce or disseminate articles for non-commercial purposes, so long as the original authors and source are cited. After publication, authors have the right to post pre-print or post-print versions of their article online, including on their personal, departmental, or institutional repository pages.

Is the journal content backed up anywhere? USF retains a backup copy of the journal content, and because the Scholar Commons journals reside on the bepress Digital Commons platform, bepress duplicates and backs up the content both on an offsite from their side. Once the journal has begun publishing in earnest, we work with LOCKSS and Portico to have your content archived.

What if I want print copies of my journal?
Scholar Commons does not provide printing or mailing services. We suggest that you use a Print on Demand service for these materials. Rather than estimating how many copies of a particular item should be printed in a print run, a journal issue/book/proceeding/etc. is only printed upon request. This method eliminates problems including the burden of paying for unsold inventory or printing too few items.

Print on Demand takes the guesswork out of printing. You simply prepare a single file (usually PDF), submit it to the Print on Demand publisher, and it is stored until an issue is ordered by a customer. It is only at this point that ink touches paper. You can find more information here.

What do you need to do to start the process?
Please contact with any questions or to discuss your journal. You will need to fill out the Open Access E-Journal Proposal Form. Any additional information you might have concerning the journal’s editorial policies, submission guidelines, style guides, and any other information that would describe the project would be helpful in the evaluation of the project idea. If the journal seems to be a good fit for Scholar Commons, the editors and Scholar Commons will sign a formal Open Access E-Journal Hosting Agreement (Memorandum of Understanding), which outlines the expectations for both parties. You may find it helpful to review the Open Access Journal Workflow.