Scholarly Communications Newsletter - August 2021
Digital Commons@Georgia Southern offers faculty the opportunity to launch and publish journals within their discipline. We currently host 18 scholarly journals sponsored by members of the University community. A few examples include the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, The Coastal Review, and the Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History.
Digital Commons provides a permanent, open access archive for the journal and hosts all digital content types, including datasets and multimedia. The platform supports collecting, evaluating, and selecting manuscripts, including options for single and double-blind peer review. Our staff work closely with journal editors on publishing as well as providing training and support. Since Digital Commons was established in 2010, over 2,300 articles have been downloaded more than 970,000 times by visitors from over 220 countries.
Journal hosting services include:
By providing an outlet for faculty and student research, spearheading a journal helps deliver on Georgia Southern’s strategic initiatives. Partnering with Digital Commons benefits emerging and specialized fields, allowing researchers to determine a journal’s aims and scope and avoid predatory publishers.
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2021 Research Paper Winners Announced
The ICPSR Research Paper Competition accepts entries of papers for analyses on any topic using data from ICPSR. The purpose of the competitions is to highlight exemplary research papers based on quantitative analysis that uses ICPSR data. We invite submissions from students and recent graduates at ICPSR member institutions.
Call for entries - 2022 ICPSR Research Paper Competitions for Undergraduates and Graduate Students. The awards are $1,000 for first place and $750 for second place in each category and publication on the ICPSR Research Paper Competition Winners website and in a special edition of the ICPSR Bulletin for the first place winners. See the competition website for details. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2022.
HMCA's Data Enclave is now live! Access data from the Health and Medical Care Archive (HMCA) on your own computer!
Upcoming Events: Free NACDA Webinar: HAALSI - Health and Aging in Africa: A Longitudinal Study , Sept. 9, 2021