Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals , or Uopen Journals, provides a publishing platform for ambitious researchers or editorial boards (Utrecht University related) that wish to publish an online open access journal. On a daily basis the publishing team offers advice and support to editorial boards regarding various publishing processes, online marketing, and open access business models. Using an incubator model they help leading the peer reviewed journals to stability and growth.
Recently 14 journals in the Uopen Journals portfolio have been transferred to brand-new OJS driven websites, provided by Ubiquity Press. This transfer included several new features and refreshing designs. So, reason enough to reintroduce the journals!
BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review (BMGN-LCHR) is the leading academic journal for the history of the Netherlands and Belgium. The journal is published by the Royal Netherlands Historical Society (KNHG). Since 1877 it distributes book reviews, research and review articles in all historical sub disciplines starting from the Middle Ages. The journal keeps renewing itself with modern theme issues and close connections with communities such as Historici.nl.
De Zeventiende Eeuw (DZE) publishes high-quality articles on the history of the Low Countries in the long seventeenth century. The journal covers a wide range of subjects pertaining to the rich material and immaterial legacy of the Netherlands, including literature, religion, political and intellectual history, and the visual arts. The last mentioned subject is discussed extensively in DZE’s most recent issue ‘Arts on the move’, including color illustrations!
The journal Incontri. Rivista europea di Studi Italiani is an international forum for academic publications related to Italian history and culture. Because Incontri combines its Italian perspective to several humanistic disciplines such as history, literature, linguistics, philosophy, music, cinema, theatre and art history, the journal is relevant for a cross curricular readership. Incontri is supported by Werkgroep Italië Studies (WIS).
The International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity (HCM) offers a global perspective on our modern culture and its history. HCM stimulates research and lively academic exchange in the humanities by working with affiliated authors and expertise from all over the world. For a multidisciplinary audience it publishes high standard academic articles such as: ‘How Russia ‘Colonized Itself’…’, ‘Back to the Future?…’ and ‘The Resettlement of Social Misfits…’.
Liber Quarterly (LQ) strives to form a bridge between the scholars of the Library and Information Sciences and the professionals in academic and research libraries. LQ aims to do so by publishing not only theoretical contributions, but also examples of best practices that cover all aspects of modern research librarianship and information delivery. The journal is directly connected to LIBER Europe (the Association of European Research Libraries).
RELIEF is an international, peer-reviewed journal that addresses researchers and professionals interested in French and Francophone literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the present. The journal discusses both well-known and lesser-known genres and authors, as well as works in need of rediscovery. Many of RELIEF’s affiliates are associated with the Stichting van Romanisten aan de Nederlandse Universiteiten, but the journal gladly invites all early-stage researchers to submit their work.
The journal Studium publishes articles and book reviews about the history of scholarship, science, medicine, technology and universities. Studium does not limit its content to a particular period or place. It does give special attention to the Low Countries and its former colonies though, like in this recent article: ‘Dutchman, lazier than any other race of mankind…’. Studium is affiliated to the Genootschap Gewina as well as the Huygens ING – KNAW.
TS∙>Tijdschrift voor Tijdschriftstudies | Journal for the Study of Periodical Media functions as a platform for researchers in multiple academic disciplines that use periodicals as a source or object of their study. The journal aims to keep its audience (academics and all others interested) updated on recent and widespread developments in the study of periodicals. The latest issue for example elaborates on the well-known (newspaper) database Delpher.
ERLACS – European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies | Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe is an interdisciplinary journal containing English and Spanish publications from researchers and historians. ERLACS is published twice a year by CEDLA (Amsterdam) with academic contributions focused on Latin American and Caribbean culture. ERLACS is now 50 years old and still growing as an open access journal. In the 100th ‘anniversary issue’ ERLACS nicely portrays its central vision from different viewpoints.
The International Journal of the Commons (IJC) is dedicated to furthering the understanding of regulations, standards and institutions that are needed to enable the collective use and management of resources. These resources, commons, can range from forests or climate systems to the internet and knowledge published in open access journals. The articles in IJC often have a multidisciplinary nature, like the inspiring article about (Elinor) Ostrom’s law.
The Journal of Social Intervention : Theory and Practice (JSI) publishes Dutch and English articles based on available academic research and reflections on practice in social interventions. The practical perspective of the articles makes JSI an interesting journal for researchers as well as practitioners. Social intervention is a relevant concept in a broad range of domains within the social sciences. Therefore JSI focuses on several theme’s such as: social work, organizational development, adult education, social pedagogy and youth care.
Religion and Gender (R&G) is dedicated to the systematic study of gender and religion in an international and interdisciplinary perspective. The academic journal seeks to investigate gender at the intersection of feminism, (homo)sexuality, masculinity and diversity. Where gender and religion cross each other, R&G analyses and reflects on the complex relations and confrontations. Substantial hypes such as Pussy Riot are also explored in a wider perspective.
The International Journal for Court Administration (IJCA) publishes academic contributions on the governance and management of judicial organizations throughout the entire world. IJCA particularly strives to advance knowledge on the functioning of court, judicial and justice systems and how their administration, organization and operational processes can be improved. IJCA is the journal of The International Association for Court Administration.
The Utrecht Law Review offers an international academic platform for cross-border legal research with interfaces in philosophy, economics, politics and public administration. It was established in 2005 and at that time the first open access and peer-reviewed legal journal in the Netherlands. The journal is now affiliated with the Utrecht University School of law and has grown into a respected journal with an international readership.
Read the article in Dutch below.