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As the leaves changed colors and fell, we had another very busy month, publishing several new issues and volumes: Trans-Asia Photography Review published a special issue entitled “Photography and Diaspora,” guest edited by Anthony W. Lee. This issue features two curatorial projects: “Yearning for Home: Representation of North Koreans in the Work of Kim Insook” by Young Min Moon and “Traversing Expanses: The Cambodian-American Diaspora Experience in the Work of Pete Pin, Amy Lee Sanford,…

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Michigan Publishing’s first Maize Book, Living in a Law Transformed: Encounters with the Works of James Boyd White, edited by Julen Etxabe and Gary Watt, was published. Along with the release of our first Maize Book we’re especially excited to launch an updated design for the open access versions of our monographs. This new design aims to improve engagement with our book length content on the web through: responsive features that enable users to comfortably read on smartphones, tablets,…

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We are excited to announce the release of the Journal of Electronic Publishing‘s special issue titled “Metrics for Measuring Publishing Value: Alternative and Otherwise”. This eclectic issue brings together thoughtful research, reporting, and case studies on new forms of evaluation in addition to invigorating older forms of evaluation with new ideas and perspectives. Articles in this issue cover an update on the state of altmetrics from the Impactstory team, a rubric for the assessment of…

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We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest volume of the Michigan Journal of Sustainability. Volume 2 of the journal has a focus on climate change in unique urban and rural environments, such as Detroit, MI and the Lower Rio Grande Valley along the US-Mexico border. The full table of contents is available online, and all articles are free to read. As the editors mention in their introduction, this volume also marks a transition for…

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The students are back and the fall semester is in full swing here at the University of Michigan. Here, a look back at what we published in August: Music and Politics released issue 8.1. MP is an open access, peer-reviewed electronic journal first published in 2007 and is published online twice per year. The current Winter 2014 issue features five new articles and a listing of new books on music and politics. The Journal of the Abraham…

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It’s been four months since our last round-up post. In that time, we’ve been hard at work publishing new content, which you can check out below (you might want to grab a cup of coffee or tea–there is much to peruse!), as well as a brand-new journal. We’re looking forward to new projects on the horizon and to the beginning of the semester in just a couple of weeks! The Journal of the Southern Association…

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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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