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Michigan Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of Ergo, an Open Access Journal of Philosophy. According to the editors, Ergo responds to “a need for general philosophy journals that are efficient, open access, inclusive, and transparent.” While maintaining very high standards for acceptance (since the journal began accepting submissions in July 2013, the editors and reviewers have rejected 93% of 170 submissions), Ergo also hopes to begin to address the imbalance in gender and race…

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Happy spring! The temperatures are finally starting to warm up a bit here in Ann Arbor, and April showers have begun to replace the snow. We’re pleased to share with you our new content from the month of March: A new issue of The Journal of Electronic Publishing is now available online.  JEP 17.1 is an experimental issue of the proceedings of Books in Browsers IV. From managing editor Jonathan McGlone: “Emboldened by the experimental…

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It has been quite the cold and snowy start to the new year here at the University of Michigan. Luckily, that hasn’t stopped us from releasing a bevy of new content in the past two months: ARKIVOC, the open access organic chemistry journal, released 160 new and updated articles (!). Articles from ARKIVOC are freely available  for all to read or download. A new issue of the Journal of Anthropological Research was published. JAR 69.4…

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Happy New Year to you and yours! We published a variety of new issues of open access journals and two new Open Humanities Press books during the month of December. Check them out below! Open Humanities Press (an international, scholar-run publishing collective) new releases: Two volumes by Claire Colebrook: The Death of the PostHuman: Essays on Extinction, Vol. 1, and Sex After Life: Essays on Extinction, Vol. 2. Colebrook is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at Penn State University….

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And just like that, we’re already heading into the end of a busy semester–and a busy year for Michigan Publishing. Take a look at our publishing activity from last month! Trans-Asia Photography Review published its Fall 2013 issue, 4.1: Archives. This issue explores the concept of archives as it relates to photography in Asia, the camera as “archiving machine,” and historic Asian photographs. TAP is open to online readers.  The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) released issue 19.1, the latest electronic…

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October was yet another exciting month of new releases for Michigan Publishing: We released a new journal! Check out Translating the Americas. The newest title in our Digital Humanities Series: Writing History in the Digital Age, edited by Kristen Nawrotzki and Jack Dougherty. See the announcement on the digitalculturebooks site. A new issue of The Journal of Electronic Publishing, Michigan Publishing’s flagship journal, is now available. JEP 16.1 marks the end of Rebecca Welzenbach’s term as JEP’s…

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Michigan Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of a new open-access journal, Translating the Americas. A project of the University of Michigan Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Translating the Americas is a digital platform for the publication and open access distribution of translations of important, previously published articles and book chapters. Translating the Americas seeks to support collaborations between members of the University of Michigan faculty and overseas colleagues; to disseminate the research…

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So begins a new academic year! To start things off, we recently announced the launch of an exciting new journal: the Michigan Journal of Sustainability, an open-access and peer-reviewed publication. MJS released Volume 1 last month. Two more publications were active in September: The Journal of Anthropological Research published the Fall 2013 issue. Issue 69.3 features a mix of articles, obituaries, and book reviews. Although a full version of this issue is only available to subscribers, anyone may search the…

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Michigan Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of a new peer-reviewed, open access journal, the Michigan Journal of Sustainability. Published in partnership with the Graham Sustainability Institute, this journal aims to make academic research on environmental sustainability more accessible to a general audience. Volume 1 contains articles on topics such as “Clearing the Waters of the Fracking Debate,” “Are Green Cities Nice Places to Live? Examining the Link Between Urban Sustainability and Quality of…

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Last week, the Hammarskjöld Commission released a 61-page report reevaluating the circumstances surrounding Dag Hammarskjöld’s death more than fifty years ago. Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, was on a diplomatic mission when his plane crashed in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) on the night of September 17-18, 1961. While the crash was ruled accidental at the time, there has been persistent speculation that the plane was shot down by another aircraft. The new report…

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