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Accessus (English)

Accessus: A Journal of Premodern Literature and New Media is a biannual publication of The Gower Project. In Accessus, The Gower Project publishes theoretically informed readings of premodern literatures, demonstrates the impact of new media on these texts, and provides a venue for innovative work on John Gower's poetry.

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Editors: Georgiana Donavin, Westminster University
  Eve Salisbury, emerita, Western Michigan University

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Calliope (1954-2001) (English)

Calliope was a WMU student publication produced in cooperation with the English and Art Departments at Western Michigan University from 1954-1967. Its purpose was to promote good student writing. Calliope resumed in 1970 as a publication of Manuscript Day, with area high school writers, which continued through 2001. The Herald and Horn preceded Calliope and Third Coast started coming out as the University's literary magazine in 1995.

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Comparative Drama (English)

Comparative Drama (ISSN 0010-4078) is a peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted to studies international in spirit and interdisciplinary in scope; it is published quarterly by Western Michigan University (member, Council of Editors of Learned Journals).

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GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy (National Research Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren)

The National Research Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren announces the launching of a new online, peer review journal dedicated to topics related to grandparents raising grandchildren. GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy provides a forum for quality, evidence-based research with sound scholarship, knowledge, skills and best practices from the field for scholars, clinicians, policymakers, educators, program administrators and family advocates.

The editors of GrandFamilies invite authors to submit manuscripts that examine new or emerging theoretical conceptualization or applications, practice methodologies, program evaluation and policy perspectives. International works that expand global knowledge and understanding about custodial grandparents are encouraged to submit.

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The Hilltop Review (Graduate College)

The Hilltop Review: A Journal of Western Michigan University Graduate Student Research is a publication of the Graduate Student Association. This peer-reviewed journal is intended to be interdisciplinary and provides a venue for sharing scholarly and creative activities of graduate students at Western Michigan University.

The Hilltop Review is currently on hiatus

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International Journal of African Development (Center for African Development Policy Research)

International Journal of African Development has ceased publication. It is an open access interdisciplinary journal on issues related to sustainable development in Africa and included selected papers from previous international conferences on African development. We are no longer soliciting manuscripts for future issues.

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Journal of College Access (Western Michigan University)

Welcome to the Journal of College Access, a peer-reviewed, academic, open access, online journal with a focus on how students aspire to, gain access to, enroll in and persist in higher education institutions. The Journal is published periodically.

Views expressed are those of the authors and are not necessarily endorsed by the publisher, the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN), nor the Center for Postsecondary Readiness and Success. Copyright in material published in the Journal remains with the author. Reproduction is permitted for educational, non-commercial purposes only, with appropriate referencing.

We welcome submissions from a wide community of practitioners including, but not limited to college and university faculty, graduate students, administrators, college access professionals, and others with an interest in the college access movement.

The Journal was cited by the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) as a reason that Western Michigan University received MCAN's Steward Award in 2015.

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Journal of Communication Pedagogy (Communication)

The Journal of Communication Pedagogy (JCP) is a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Central States Communication Association. The journal publishes only the highest quality articles that extend communication theory, research, and practice in meaningful ways. We seek manuscripts that focus on instructional communication research situated in a variety of contexts such as (but not limited to) health, business/industry, religious, risk/crisis, training and leadership, public relations, journalism, forensics, and nonprofits both within the borders of the United States and beyond them. We are particularly interested in diversity, equity, and inclusion research as well as the use of technology in instruction. We welcome manuscripts that focus on instructional communication research within the communication discipline and beyond it (e.g., education, agriculture, social work, legal studies, engineering and S.T.E.M., pharmacy, nursing, health sciences). In sum, we seek manuscripts that examine communication pedagogy as it occurs across subfields in the communication discipline, in disciplines throughout the academy, and in contexts beyond the walls of higher education.

For the current (2024; Volume 8) call, please go here.

All submissions are due on March 1, 2024, in order to be considered for Volume 8.

The Journal of Communication Pedagogy currently accepts manuscripts on a rolling basis, publishing once a year and is an open-access journal. All manuscripts must adhere to the guidelines published in the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and must not have been published elsewhere or be under review for any other publication.

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The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare (Social Work)

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The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare (JSSW) is a peer-reviewed journal sponsored jointly by Western Michigan University, the College of Health and Human Services, and the School of Social Work.

The most recent two years of JSSW are only available to subscribers and from computers on the WMU campus. Articles older than two years are available open access to all.

Please note that as of 2020 Volume XLVII, the Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare moved to an online format. Subscription prices will include a single print issue of the most downloaded articles from the volume (March - December) which will be printed and shipped late summer.

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The Laureate (Lee Honors College)

The Laureate’s mission is to provide undergraduate students at Western Michigan University a place in which to publish their fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and other creative works. Under the guidance of a faculty editor and mentor, each year an undergraduate student chooses to accept the challenge of gathering, selecting, and editing the collection for an honors thesis project. Faculty mentors at WMU’s Design Center at the Gwen Frostic School of Art select undergraduate students to be in charge of the journal’s design aesthetic. The Laureate strives to be a professional and engaging publication that appeals to all. Please enjoy the creative work of our students!

See the About this Journal for more information.

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Medieval Ecocriticisms (Medieval Institute Publications)

In recent years, medieval studies has seen a flourishing of new ecocritical and environmental inquiries to literature, art, and culture. These new approaches, drawing upon the material, spatial, and post-human turns in humanities research, have directed scholarly attention to representations and histories of the non-human, and to the inarguable necessity of studying both human/human and human/non-human interactions in texts and cultures. Medieval Ecocriticisms is the first regular venue dedicated to medieval ecocritical studies, and seeks out the most current and innovative interdisciplinary approaches to the study of literature and the environment in the global Middle Ages.

The journal is dedicated to publishing yearly journal issues, sometimes thematic, covering a wide and inclusive spectrum of approaches and methods in interdisciplinary ecocritical studies, including: ecofeminism and new ecocritical analyses of under-represented literatures; queer ecologies; posthumanism; waste studies; landscape studies; maritime studies and blue humanities; studies of environmental catastrophe and change and their effects on pre-modern cultures; as well as more traditional approaches that, nonetheless, are concerned with the ecological and environmental in some way. The board is open to submissions in literary and cultural studies, philosophy, environmental history, art history, environmental archaeology, zooarchaeology, and beyond.

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Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality (Medieval Institute Publications)

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality is an online, peer-reviewed journal of interdisciplinary scholarship on women and gender in medieval studies. We invite studies of literature, history, religion, art and architecture, and medievalism, including ones that employ theoretical models ranging from (but not limited to) queer theory and trans studies, critical race theory, decolonial and postcolonial approaches, disability studies, ecocriticism, materiality, affect theory, and history of emotion. Studies of specific authors or events are welcome, but should be framed for an audience of feminist medievalists broadly construed as well as for specialists in the case study. Articles will preferably be under 10,000 words (including footnotes).

Beginning with v.57 (2021) this will be published by Western Michigan University's Medieval Institute Publications.

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The Medieval Globe (Medieval Institute Publications)

This journal is a publication of Arc Humanities Press and is available on ProjectMUSE. After March 31, 2022, this journal will no longer be available on ScholarWorks at WMU. The Medieval Globe is a peer-reviewed journal launched in 2014, published by Arc Humanities Press. It explores the modes of communication, materials of exchange, and myriad interconnections among regions, communities, and individuals in an era central to human history.

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To learn more about the journal, please visit TMG's webpage. For full access to articles, please subscribe through the link in the sidebar.

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Medieval People (Medieval Institute Publications)

Medieval People builds upon what its precursor, Medieval Prosopography, sought to do: it is dedicated to highlighting the experiences of unknown or obscure individuals or groups, as well as exploring the social networks that gave shape to the lives of all medieval people. The journal has been updated, however, to reflect the new trends in scholarship and the ever-growing number of tools available to scholars, as well as the rich offerings of digital humanities projects that can assist scholars in developing a deeper and more inclusive understanding of the medieval world. Therefore volume 35 of Medieval Prosopography will be the last volume available in print, while volume 36, coming in early 2022, will be the first volume under the title Medieval People and the first online-only volume of the journal (articles can be printed by subscribers).

Taking Eileen Power’s classic book Medieval People as a touchstone, the inaugural volume of the journal will contain articles that correspond directly with the narratives in Power’s volume, such as updating of “The Peasant Bodo.” But the focus of the journal has also been updated and expanded to include articles on medieval people who were not included in the original work, including, for instance, examination of early queens and discussion of the relationship of the sick and destitute with a monastery. These articles align with the journal’s mission to promote the study of overlooked or understudied medieval people and groups.

To highlight how the study of the past has transformed and broadened, consideration of the tools that scholars can now employ to detect relationships not known heretofore, but also to recover the experiences of people whose stories would otherwise remain unretrievable, will also be included. For example, how to use social networking software to trace the relationships between pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem.

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Medieval People provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. For more information on submission guidelines, visit the Policies page.

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The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (Occupational Therapy)

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal with a mission to publish high quality articles that focus on applied research, practice, and education in the occupational therapy profession.
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OJOT announces a Call for Artists for the Occupation and the Artist feature!

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Perspectives (1969-1979) (Western Michigan University)

Perspectives:.A Journal for General and Liberal Studies was a publication of the School of General Studies at Western Michigan University. It was designed primarily for members of the Association for General and Liberal Studies, and for any other persons who in some way are committed to improving undergraduate education. Volume 10 was published by the AGLS and we received permission from them to digitize this volume and make it available along with the volumes that were published by WMU.

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Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts (Special Education and Literacy Studies)

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access research journal supported by the Dorothy J. McGinnis Endowment at Western Michigan University, College of Education & Human Development. The journal publishes research-based and empirical studies in the field of language arts and literacy education.

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ROMARD (Medieval Institute Publications)

ROMARD is an annual peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the dissemination and discussion of bold interdisciplinary approaches, methodologies, and conceptualizations regarding the study of drama, performance, theatre, and theatricality from pre-modernity (500-1650). Additionally, ROMARD seeks work that expands the exploration of the dramatic impulses, theatrical phenomena, and performative material of the past, encompassing global cultures and histories. We invite full-length articles that challenge and/or re-examine established narratives, definitions, documentation, and ontologies concerning historical performance(s) and theatricality. Articles submitted may include—but are not limited to—archival research, historiographical analysis, literary criticism, performance theory, performance-as or performance-based research, historical dramaturgy, productions census, or efforts in translation of source materials.

ROMARD will publish volume 58 in 2021, which will be the first with Medieval Institute Publications and the first volume of the journal available in print and online editions. Subscribe today!

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

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Studies in Iconography (Medieval Institute Publications)

Studies in Iconography is an annual journal hosted by the Index of Medieval Art and published in partnership with Medieval Institute Publications. It presents innovative work on the meaning of images from the medieval world broadly construed, between the fourth century and the year 1600. Past articles have addressed subjects as diverse as Byzantine fresco programs, Carolingian architectural diagrams, Gothic rent books, Jewish ritual images, and Islamicate stucco ornament. We encourage article submissions that offer interdisciplinary, theoretical, or critical perspectives. Works of both established and emerging scholars are welcome. Reviews of selected books on iconography and art history are included in every volume.

Please note that because the online reproduction of some images in this journal may be restricted, only volume 42 and subsequent volumes will be available via this platform. To obtain print copies of earlier volumes, please contact Medieval Institute Publications.

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Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education (English)

A NOTE: We are excited to announce our new editorial team: Dr. Jessica Gallo, University of Nevada, Reno, and Dr. Bailey Herrmann, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Drs. Gallo and Herrmann bring new perspectives and excitement to Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education. Both have contributed previously to T/W and are active leaders and mentors in the Writing Teacher Education community.

We’re proud of our work at T/W and what we’ve accomplished in the past eleven years (Yes, time does go by quickly!), and we are even more excited to see what these extraordinary scholars and teachers will do with the journal. We know they will guide the journal into new areas and venues and continue to advance our field in extraordinary ways.

We give our thanks for all the wonderful contributors and collaborators and we wish the best to Jess and Bailey and look forward to helping them in our new roles as ‘founding editors’ – while staying out of their way as they go on to do great things.

Jonathan Bush and Erinn Bentley

A Note from the Incoming Editors

We are thrilled to move into the roles of editors of Teaching/Writing. For us, Teaching/Writing has provided an important publication venue in our field. As one of the very few journals that focuses on writing teacher education, pedagogy of writing, research about writing, and writers’ own processes and development, this is a much-needed journal in our field.

We are grateful for Erinn Bentley and Jonathan Bush's work in creating and building this journal. As editors, we hope to continue to provide a space for collaboration, innovation, and conversation around teaching writing. We hope that readers will find inspiration, as we have, in the contributions of their peers and that authors will find community for their work.

Jessica Gallo and Bailey Herrmann

Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education is a peer reviewed journal focusing on issues of writing teacher education – the development, education, and mentoring of prospective, new, and experienced teachers of writing at all levels. The journal draws from composition studies – writing program administrators, writing across-the-curriculum specialists, and other teaching mentors; English education – including voices from secondary and elementary teacher educators at both the graduate and undergraduate levels; and from teacher educators from K-12 settings -- including leaders and mentors in the National Writing Project and those in high school, middle school, and elementary school English leadership positions.

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Transference (World Languages and Literatures)

Transference is published by faculty in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University. Focusing exclusively on poetic translation, the journal publishes translations from Arabic, Chinese, French and Old French, German, Classical Greek, Latin, and Japanese into English. We feature translations and accompanying commentaries on the art and process of translating poetry. To purchase a print copy of the journal ($10), please contact us.

Our 2020 issue, which includes a broad range of poems and commentary on the theme of vision/seeing, is featured below.

We are currently on hiatus and not accepting submissions. For queries, please contact David Kutzko, managing editor, at

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