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Scholarly Communications at Georgia Southern University

Resources and services to support faculty and graduate students' scholarly work from conception to publication and promotion

Scholarly Communications Newsletter - August 2021

Did You Know Georgia Southern Commons Hosts Journals?

Logos for the Coastal Review, Georgia Educational Researcher, the Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History, International Journal of Scholarship and Teaching, Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching and Learning Conference, and Theory and Applications of Graphs journals.

Georgia Southern Commons 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.

Georgia Southern 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 Georgia Southern 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:

  • ISSN registration with the Library of Congress
  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI) registration and deposit with Crossref
  • 3rd-party indexing of eligible journals, including DOAJ and disciplinary indexes
  • Eligible articles archived with CLOCKSS 
  • Use of Similarity Check to screen submissions for originality
  • Custom site style based on banners, logos, and color selections provided by the journal sponsors
  • The Georgia Southern Commons Team facilitates setup and maintenance of the journal on the hosting platform

By providing an outlet for faculty and student research, spearheading a journal helps deliver on Georgia Southern’s strategic initiatives. Partnering with Georgia Southern Commons benefits emerging and specialized fields, allowing researchers to determine a journal’s aims and scope and avoid predatory publishers.

If you’re thinking of starting your own journal, we’d be happy to talk with you! For more information, visit our guide or contact the Georgia Southern Commons Team for an initial consultation. 

Scholarly Communications News

Google Scholar Metrics

  • Google recently announced the release of the 2021 version of 'Scholar Metrics,' covering publications from the period of 2016-2020 and including citations from all articles indexed by Google Scholar (as of July 2020). For more, see the Google Scholar Blog.

Updates from ICPSR

Here's the latest news from ICPSR:

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.

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