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Title: E-Journals: Inside and Out [vol. 9, no. 2]
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October 2006

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E-Journals - Inside and Out

Lynn C. Westney

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Lynn C. Westney has been a practicing academic reference librarian since 1983 and since 1992, an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In this column she selectively disseminates information on the contents of freely accessible (no subscription required) e-journals, e-newsletters and e-newspapers, electronic indexes, and other e-publications. On occasion, websites that enhance and extend these e-publications are included.

The Journal of the Association for History and Computing, JAHC, has as its focus the applications of electronic technologies into the historical profession. History is interdisciplinary because everything has a history. Historians need to be open and receptive to the ideas presented in other journals and other fields if they are to present as accurately as is possible history from all its diverse perspectives. Thus, an additional purpose of this column is to present to the readers of JAHC, the issues, controversies, and trends which have an impact on interdisciplinary research within history, computing, and allied disciplines as evidenced within current electronic publications.

Commentary and queries should be addressed to:


Entries are listed in alphabetical order by title

American Education Research Association Special Interest Group (AERA SIG) Communication of Research

Open Access Journals in the Field of Education:

Only links to electronic journals that are scholarly, peer-reviewed, full text, and accessible without cost are included. Professional magazines that are largely not refereed, and commercial journals that may only allow access to a very limited number of articles as an enticement to purchase are excluded. By restricting membership in this way on this list, the editors hope to promote free access world wide to international scholarship in education.

Note: Many of these journals have articles relevant to history per se. The history of education and several aspects of computing are addressed within this diverse group of scholarly journals. Note also that there may be discrepancies within this list but the AERA SIG states that these journals have been included "to the best of [their] ability to discern" This list is worth more than a cursory look. The AERA SIG Communication of Research supports the Budapest Open Access Initiative and urges e-journals to support the initiative. This site is maintained by Tirupalavanam G. Ganesh. Last updated on August 30, 2006.

Council On Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

CLIR publishes newsletters, reports, and other occasional items. The full text of most of their publications is available on their web site. Reports are published throughout the year on topics relating to digital libraries, economics of information, long-term access to information, and the future of the library and its leadership.

Archives provide back issues of publications in print, as well as discontinued publications.

CLIR Issues

CLIR Issues is published six times a year and covers topics relevant to CLIR's agenda.

July/August 2006, No. 52

"Surveying the E-Journal Archiving Landscape," by Kathlin Smith.

May/June 2006, No. 51

"Libraries: Diffuse and In the Flow," by Wendy Pradt Lougee.

March/April 2006, No. 50

"Defining Place and a Sense of Community through Collaboration," by Scott W. Schwartz, Archivist for Music and Fine Arts, Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, UIUC.

CSeARCH: the Cultural Studies e-Archive

CSeARCH stands for "Cultural Studies electronic Archive," a free, open access archive for cultural studies research literature, cultural theory, and related materials. It is provided as a further supplement to the Culture Machine e-journal. More information about this archive in particular, including how to include journal articles, books and book chapters which have already been published elsewhere, or are due to be so in the future, without infringing copyright, is available at:

Culture Machine

The aim of Culture Machine is to seek out and promote the most provocative of new work, and analyses of that work, in culture and theory from a diverse range of international authors. Culture Machine is particularly concerned to promote research which is engaged in the constitution of new areas of inquiry and the opening of new frontiers of cultural and theoretical activity.

Vol. 8, 2006

"Community," edited by Dorota Glowacka.

"Textual Communities: Nancy, Blanchot, Derrida," by Kuisma Korhonen.

"The Sense of Being (-)with Jean-Luc Nancy," by Ignaas Devisch.

"Putting Community under Erasure: Derrida and Nancy on the Plurality of Singularities," by Marie-Eve Morin.

"Community and the Work of Death: Thanato-ontology in Hannah Arendt and Jean-Luc Nancy," by Dorota Glowacka.

"Bartleby the Scrivener, Immanence and the Resistance of Community," by Timothy J. Deines.

Issue 1 (1999), Taking Risks With The Future
Issue 2 (2000), The University Culture Machine
Issue 3 (2001), Virologies: Culture and Contamination
Issue 4 (2002), The Ethico-Political Issue
Issue 5 (2003), The e-Issue
Issue 6 (2004), Deconstruction is/in Cultural Studies
Issue 7 (2005), Biopolitics

Education Review: A Journal of Book Reviews

Reviews of recent books in education, covering the entire range of education scholarship and practice. Reviews are in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Education Review is made available as a service of the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education at Arizona State University and the Michigan State University Libraries.

Recent Reviews:

"Explorations in Curriculum History," reviewed by Mark Nagasawa, August 29, 2006.

"Black Hands in the Biscuits, Not in the Classrooms: Unveiling Hope in a Struggle for Brown's Promise," reviewed by A. Fiona Pearson, August 8, 2006

"Fifty Years of Higher Education in India: The Role of the University Grants Commission," reviewed by Shaljan Areepattamannil, April 18, 2006.

The Electronic British Library Journal

The eBLJ is the journal of scholarly research into the contents and history of the British Library and its collections. It is the successor to the British Library Journal, which appeared in twenty-five volumes between 1975 and 1999. Its purpose is to advance knowledge of the British Library's collections by demonstrating their wealth and the ways in which they are used by researchers. The eBLJ is available in pdf from 2002-2006 and is permanently archived and indexed in Humbul, The History Journals Guide, and MLA and others.

"A Knight Hospitaller's Nostalgia for Italy during the 1790s," by David F. Allen.

Introduces travel journals written by a French Knight Hospitaller of St John in the late eighteenth century. Focuses on Goujon de Thuisy's nostalgia for Italy and its past during the 1790s.

"A. W. Franks and Armorial Bookbindings: Including a List of British Armorial Bookbindings Contained within the Franks Collection," by P. J. M. Marks. A list of the British armorial bookbindings collected by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks (1826-1897) purchased by the British Museum Library in 1900; the circumstances of its acquisition and subsequent cataloguing; and an account of the previously unrecorded material associated with it.

"Little Red Riding-Hood," by Morna Daniels.

The history of the tale of Little Red Riding-Hood from Charles Perrault's manuscript of 1695, via illustrated editions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

"Mad Dogs and Scotsmen: A Plain Tale from the Military Collections of the India Office Records Section of the British Library," by Margaret Mulvihill.

The Military Collections of the India Office Records of the British Library document the experiences of four Gordon Highlanders sent to the Institut Pasteur in Paris for treatment for rabies in the summer of 1896.

49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies

An interdisciplinary e-journal of the University of Birmingham (UK) devoted to American and Canadian studies that looks to promote innovative and challenging academic work. The journal takes its name from the 1,270 mile border separating USA and Canada, and in this sense is keen to encourage dialogues and debates which transcend the boundaries of customary theoretical approaches to the culture, history, and politics of the North American continent.

Some of the disciplines previously covered in 49th Parallel include history, literature, film, popular culture, politics, photography, the visual arts, and their relation within an international comparative framework. This multidisciplinary approach aims to promote a broad spectrum of academic debate and to utilize the multimedia capabilities offered to an e-based journal.

Special Edition: Issue 17, Summer 2006

"Engaging the 'New' American Studies" Conference Special Edition: "US Hyper-Power."

"US Public Diplomacy and the New American Studies: No Logo," by Giles Scott-Smith.

"Neoconservatives and the Dilemmas of Strategy and Ideology," by Maria Ryan.

"Misperceptions and Impediments in the US-Iran Relationship," by Adam Cooper and Lizzie Telfer.

"'Hyper-Power' vs. 'Hyper-Freedom'? A Brief Discussion of Ends-and-Means in US Military Policy," by Howard Fuller.

"Co-opting Chaos: The Role of Complexity Discourse in the War on Terror," by Ryan O'Kane.

"'Cuba no es el Congo': The Impact of the October 1962 Missile Crisis on Cuban International Identity," by Christabelle Peters.

"A Global Policy in a Regional Setting: The Eisenhower Administration & Latin America, 1953-54," by Bevan Sewell.

Issue 16, Autumn 2005

"Hobbes and Locke: Puritans, Pilgrims, and the Conflicted American Mythos," by Michael Broek.

"Child Labor and Lewis Hine: His Life and Work," by Vanessa Raney.

"Her Mammy's Daughter: Symbolic Matricide and Racial Constructions of W. Chesnutt's 'Her Virginia Mammy,'" by Laura Dawkins.

"Racial and Cultural Rootedness: The Effect of Intraracial Oppression in The Bluest Eye," by Alisa A. Balestra.

Historical Sociolinguistics and Sociohistorical Linguistics

This journal has two new features. It lists journals from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. The correspondence page provides a list of nineteenth-century correspondence.


"Towards a fully revised and extended edition of the Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles (DCHP-2): background, challenges, prospects," by Stefan Dollinger.

JISC Collections Weekly Update or

JISC Collections will consolidate as much of the information as possible that it normally sends into a single weekly email covering ongoing negotiations, consultations, new resources and other important updates. This weekly update is also available on the JISC Collections Web site at

The Journal of Electronic Publishing

The Scholarly Publishing Office of the University of Michigan University Library re-launched The Journal of Electronic Publishing in January, 2006.

Vol. 9, No. 2, 2006;view=fulltext

"Communication Technology and the Evolution of Knowledge," by Hilary Wilder and Sharmila Pixy Ferris.

A review of the development of communication technologies from pre-literacy to the Information Age, as it relates to the creation and sharing of knowledge.;view=fulltext

"Books without Boundaries: A Brief Tour of the System-wide Print Book Collection," by Brian F. Lavoie and Roger C. Schonfeld.

An overview of the system-wide print book collection, defined as the combined print book holdings of libraries everywhere, as reflected in the WorldCat bibliographic database. Issues addressed include the size of the collection; holdings patterns; distribution by publication date and language; and the relationship of the system-wide print book collection to overall book production.

Journal of One-Name Studies

This family history journal is published four times a year: January, April, July, and October. In 2000 and 2003, it won the Elizabeth Simpson award for the best FHS (family history) journal. Back issues of the journal are available for sale. The first six volumes (1982-99) have been indexed and are available for free in pdf format although the articles themselves must be purchased. Because it is not indexed elsewhere, it has been included since the indexes which are free provide a measure of visibility if not actual accessibility to this unusual journal.

Volume 1 (1982-84)
Volume 2 (1985-87)
Volume 3 (1988-90)
Volume 4 (1991-93)
Volume 5 (1994-96)
Volume 6 (1997-99)

Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web

This site features links to online exhibitions that have been created by libraries, archives, and historical societies, as well as to museum online exhibitions with a significant focus on library and archival materials. The scope is international and multi-lingual.

The online exhibitions included in this guide draw their inspiration and content primarily from library and archival materials, including printed books, book illustrations, manuscripts, photographs, printed ephemera, posters, archival sound and video recordings, artist's books, and the book arts (engraving, marbling, and bookbinding, etc.). Note: Although many of these online exhibitions were originally created to accompany shows held in the exhibition galleries of their institutions, a growing number exist in digital format only

The guide, Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web, resides on the Smithsonian Institution Libraries web site, where it has grown to include over 3000 links to online exhibitions from libraries, archives, and museums around the world.

M/C Journal

M/C is a peer-reviewed crossover journal between the popular and the academic spheres. M/C Journal was founded (as M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture) in 1998 as a place of public intellectualism analyzing and critiquing the meeting of media and culture.

Vol. 9, No. 3, July 2006

National Archives of Sweden

"The Digital Black Hole" by Jonas Palm, National Archives of Sweden.

Presents an analysis of costs for digitizing and long-term storage at the Riksarkivet (National Archives, RA) in Stockholm, Sweden.

Without long term planning digitization projects can come to behave like black holes. Scanned information is suddenly stored in an environment where it is only retrievable through the use of technology, which constitutes a constant cost factor. The more information is converted the more the costs of accessing it go up. Includes forecasts of cost development. This article is published in the framework of the TAPE project: Training for Audiovisual Preservation in Europe,

Philament: an online journal of the arts and culture

A journal of postgraduate scholarship in the fields of cultural studies and the literary arts. It is edited and published by students from the University of Sydney and aims to develop an intellectual community that has both an interdisciplinary and intercampus nature. Philament is designed to be a conduit for uninhibited academic debate, critical discussion and creative expression over a broad range of topics within the literary arts and cultural studies.

Issue 8, 2006

"So Many Speaking Pictures? Model Characters in Shakespeare's England," by Nick Blackburn.

Investigates critical responses throughout history to characters in Shakepeare's plays as he attempts to create a foundation for modern discussion of those positions.

Plagiary: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Plagiarism, Fabrication, and Falsification

This new open-access journal explores and examines recent and historical trends related to plagiarism. Devoted specifically to the scholarly, cross-disciplinary study of plagiary and related behaviors across the disciplines, articles in Plagiary address the issue of fraudulent contributions to disciplinary discourse communities and the potential (and actual) corruption of the professional literature and other genres of discourse as a result of such derivative and/or fraudulent "contributions" to discoursal interchange.

Volume 1, No. 10, August 23, 2006

"Did the U.S. Army Distribute Smallpox Blankets to Indians? Fabrication and Falsification in Ward Churchill's Genocide Rhetoric," by Thomas Brown.

Examines the different versions of the "smallpox blankets" episode published by Churchill between 1994 and 2003. The "preponderance of evidence" standard of proof strongly indicates that Churchill fabricated events that never occurred namely the U.S. Army's alleged distribution of smallpox infested blankets to the Mandan Indians in 1837. The analysis additionally reveals that Churchill falsified sources to support his fabricated version of events, and also concealed evidence in his cited sources that actually disconfirms, rather than substantiates, his allegations of genocide.

Volume 1, No. 8, June 26, 2006

"Love and Madness: A Forgery Too True," by Ellen Lévy.

This article moves from an account of the crime of the Reverend James Hackman, who in 1779 murdered Martha Ray, the mistress of Lord Sandwich, and was subsequently executed for his deed, to the publishing history of the volumes to which his crime gave rise. It then looks in more specific detail at one of these volumes, Love and Madness: A Story Too True (1780), which purported to be the authentic correspondence of the murderer and his victim but which was actually an epistolary novel written by an exact contemporary of the young assassin.

Volume 1, No. 2, February 8, 2006

"The Google Library Project: Both Sides of the Story," by Jonathan Band.

Google's announcement that it will include in its search database the full text of books from five of the world's leading research libraries has provoked newspaper editorials, public debates, and lawsuits. This article attempts to set forth the facts and review the arguments in a systematic manner.

Volume 1, No. 1, January 20, 2006

"Cases of Plagiarism Handled by the United States Office of Research Integrity 1992-2005," by Alan Price.

A historical review of the 19 U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) plagiarism cases, describing the characteristics of those respondents, the PHS administrative actions taken against them, the source of the plagiarized material, and the type of person who detected the plagiarism.

The Sciper (Science in the Nineteenth Century Periodical: An Electronic Index)

This annotated electronic index is freely available online from the Humanities Research Institute Online Press, HRI Online. It provides a scholarly synopsis of the material relating to science, technology, and medicine that appeared in sixteen general periodicals published in Britain between 1800 and 1900. With entries describing around 7,500 articles (doubling to more than 15,000 when complete), and with references to over 5,500 individuals, 2,000 publications, and 1,000 institutions, SCIPER provides an invaluable research tool for those interested in the representation of science and in the interpenetration of science and literature in nineteenth-century Britain.

Constructed by systematically reading runs of sixteen non-scientific titles, it provides details of the scientific references occurring throughout the periodicals, whether in fiction, poetry, illustrations, or dedicated scientific articles. The index has been compiled by experienced nineteenth-century researchers, whose judgment in identifying non-trivial references, and in identifying the people, publications, and institutions to whom reference is made, makes the finished product both more inclusive than conventional indexes and more incisive than full-text searching. Although the index inevitably represents only a small proportion of the material available, a wide range of periodical formats and genres is represented. The indexing is detailed, including the authors, titles, and bibliographical details of articles and references to the people, institutions, and publications mentioned in them.

Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular

Launched in 2005, Vectors is an international peer-reviewed electronic journal dedicated to expanding the potentials of academic publication via emergent and transitional media. Publishing two issues a year, Vectors proposes a thorough rethinking of the dynamic relationship of form to content in academic research, focusing on the ways technology shapes, transforms and reconfigures social and cultural relations. Vectors facilitates new modes of research, artistic creation and cultural investigation which analyze and redirect the role of technology in an information-driven society.

A research initiative sponsored by USC's Institute for Multimedia Literacy, Vectors continues the IML's mission to explore emerging forms of scholarship, research and communication in multimedia. Vectors is committed to engaging cross-disciplinary debates surrounding the changing role of the visual and the aural in scholarship, media and daily life.

Vectors brings together visionary thinkers with cutting-edge designers and media artists to propose a thorough rethinking of the dynamic relationship of form to content, focusing on the ways technology shapes, transforms or reconfigures social and cultural relations. While not a journal about new media, Vectors mobilizes emerging technologies for the productive convergence of new ideas, forms and audiences in a global context.

Spring 2006

This issue of Vectors is devoted to the theme of Ephemera. It features a range of projects related to the theme of ephemera, from the perspectives of history, anthropology, cultural geography, film, media studies, video games, tourism, politics, art and literature. Two of these that may be of interest to historians are:

"Hurricane Digital Memory Bank," by Center for History and New Media.

"Slavery's Ephemera," by Judith Jackson Fossett.