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Author: Lynn C. Westney
Title: E-Journals - Inside and Out
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, MI: MPublishing, University of Michigan Library
Spring 2010

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Source: E-Journals - Inside and Out
Lynn C. Westney

vol. 13, no. 1, Spring 2010
Article Type: Column

E-Journals - Inside and Out

Lynn C. Westney

Associate Professor Emerita


The acronym SDI stands for the Selective Dissemination of Information in the field of Library and Information Science. The editor of this column on e-journals, Lynn C. Westney, retired in 2009 from the University of Illinois at Chicago after more than twenty-five years of service as a reference librarian and Coordinator of Reference Collection Development. She was promoted with tenure to the rank of Associate Professor [1992] and granted Emerita status in 2009.

In this column Professor Westney selectively disseminates international information on the contents of freely accessible (no subscription required), e-journals and other e-publications. Relevant Web sites are included on occasion. Selectivity and relevance serve as the principle guidelines for inclusion.

The Journal of the Association for History and Computing, JAHC, has as its focus the applications of electronic technologies into the historical profession. By its very nature history is an interdisciplinary profession. Historians must be open and receptive to the ideas presented in all disciplines if they are to present, as accurately as 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 that are impacting interdisciplinary and international research within history, computing, and allied disciplines as evidenced within current electronic publications.

Professor Westney brings to our attention a diversity of global e-publications of interest to historians and other scholars. Through highlighting and reviewing individual articles that she has identified as appropriate for the purposes of JAHC, this effort serves as an introductory vehicle for the selective dissemination of information for the members of AAHC and all others who visit our web site.

Commentary and queries should be addressed to [].

Special Feature: Cartographic and GIS Web Sites

The following web sites include links to electronic articles about the history of cartography and GIS.

GIS @The University of Chicago


Provides links to national and international data sites. Historical data about Chicago is available and was created by the staff of the Map Collection at the University of Chicago. The material may be freely copied but the caveats in the notes for each section should be read and followed. Authorship should be attributed to the Map Collection, University of Chicago Library, and to the personal authors mentioned in the texts.

Map History / History of Cartography

THE Gateway to the Subject


This is a great site to begin research on all aspects of cartography. Use this site to find reliable free information about old maps. Over 6,500 annotated links are selected for relevance and quality. Note: There are no pictures of maps on this site (see Map image sites for hundreds of annotated links to them). Alternatively, Map articles gives easy access to the growing body of free texts on the web. Included are a comprehensive index and a What’s New component. This site began in 1997 and is updated continuously.

Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage


The purpose of this web site is to furnish a wide range of information and analysis on the history, geography, population, culture, and society of Newfoundland and Labrador. The site is intended for use by high school students and by members of the general public. The material is organized under six broad headings: Natural Environment, Aboriginal Peoples, Exploration and Settlement, Society, Economy and Culture, Government and Politics, and The Arts.

NHGIS: National Historical Geographic Information System


The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2000. Links to some open-source GIS software packages are provided.

Oddens’ Bookmarks


Oddens' Bookmarks began in 1995 by Roelof Oddens, the curator of the map Library of the Faculty of GeoSciences, Universiteit Utrecht. Although this site is no longer maintained, use 'as is' is still possible. There are twelve broad categories:

Maps and Atlases

Sellers of Cartographic Material

Map Collections

Carto- and Geoservers

Cartographic and Geographical Societies

Departments of Cartography

Government Cartography





Touristic Sites

Since January 2007, Oddens’ Bookmarks contains over 22,000 links and details of individual early maps from several series. This remains a most useful web site for initial research in the identification of materials in the above twelve categories.

United Nations Cartographic Section: Department of Field Support


More than 100 General Maps are freely available in PDF format.

The University of Chicago: Cartographic and Spatial Data on the Internet


This is an enormous although partial list of web sites where cartographic and spatial information is currently available. It provides links to freely accessible maps, aerial photographs, digital images, geospatial data, GIS, etc.


Entries are listed in alphabetical order by title

Nine e-journals that began publication in 2009 and 2010 are presented and one that began in 2008 (Sydney Journal). Representative articles from each are listed after the journal descriptions. One e-bibliography is included as has been the custom since August 1999, Volume 2, Number 2.

AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom


Published by the American Association of University Professors, the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom publishes articles on academic freedom and its relation to shared governance, tenure, and collective bargaining. It includes international discussion about academic freedom and its collateral issues. Articles range from historical studies to analyses of contemporary conflicts and from accounts of individual faculty experiences to institutional histories. Articles are available in PDF format.

Volume 1, 2010

The AAUP, Academic Freedom, and the Cold War by Phillip Deery.

The Last Indian Standing: Shared Governance in the Shadow of History by Cary Nelson.

Toward an Autonomous Antioch College: The Story of the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute by Jean Gregorek.

craft + design enquiry


Craft + design enquiry is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that investigates the contribution that contemporary craft and design makes to society. It establishes a dialogue between craft and design practice and cultural, social and environmental concerns. Articles are available in PDF format.

Volume 1, 2009: Migratory Practices


Migratory Practices: introduction to an impossible place? by Amanda Ravetz and Jane Webb.

In the Spaces of the Archive by Caroline Bartlett.

Developing and Defining Migratory Practice for the Museum by Emma Martin.

Current Research in Jazz


Current Research in Jazz is designed to publish peer-reviewed articles of original jazz research. In addition to shorter articles of a scholarly nature, it publishes bibliographies, indices, chronologies, and other research aids to serve and support jazz scholarship.

Filling a well-defined gap in the literature of jazz, it provides an outlet for detailed writing about jazz that is informed by musical and historical knowledge and rooted in scholarly rigor.

Volume 1, 2009


The first five articles of Current Research in Jazz present jazz scholarship in the following areas: musical analysis, research, oral history, and bibliography.

Earl Coleman Oral History by Will Friedwald.


A Bibliography of Change Magazine by Michael Fitzgerald.


Global Discourse: A Developmental Journal of Research in Politics andInternational Relations


Global Discourse is a forum for the expression and development of distinctive research projects in all areas of politics and international relations particularly those which transcend disciplinary boundaries. This Australian journal attempts to produce a collaborative forum that facilitates discourse between author and reader. Articles are available in HTML and PDF format.


This journal reviews its own content by publishing formal reviews and replies to each published article. By enabling authors to retain copyright and to withdraw contributions following a full six-month period of issue, it encourages the development of papers for submission to more established publications.

Volume 1, Issue I, 2010


E.H. Carr: Approaches to Understanding Experience and Knowledge by Amelia Heath.


Gulliver and the Houyhnhnm Master by Marcos Zunino.


Modernity through the Eyes of Witchcraft by Selina H. Stenberg.


The Rights of Refugees by Mariano Griva.


Journal of Art Historiography


This journal exists to support and promote the study of the history and practice of art historical writing. It is committed to studying art historical scholarship, in its institutional and conceptual foundations, from the past to the present in all areas and all periods. Articles are available in PDF format.

Volume 1, Number 2, June 2010


Max Dvořák and the History of Medieval Art by Hans H. Aurenhammer.

American Voices. Remarks on the Earlier History of Art History in the United States and the Reception of Germanic Art Historians by Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann.

Volume 1, Number 1, December 2009


The Vienna School of Art History and (Viennese) Modern Architecture by Jindřich Vybíral.

The Vienna School of the History of Art: review of a century of Austrian scholarship in German by Julius von Schlosser (1934). Translated and edited by Karl Johns.

Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law JIPITEC


JIPITEC aims to provide a forum for in-depth legal analysis of current issues of intellectual property, information technology and E-commerce law with the main focus on European law. Articles are available in PDF format.

Volume 1, Number 2, 2010


Limitations: The Centerpiece of Copyright in Distress by Thomas Dreier.

Unsticking the centre-piece – the liberation of European copyright law? by Jonathan Griffiths.

Governance of Massive Multiauthor Collaboration – Linux, Wikipedia, and Other Networks: Governed by Bilateral Contracts, Partnerships, or Something in Between? by Dan Wielsch.

Volume 1, Number 1, 2010


Creative Commons International by Catharina Maracke.

Open Source und Kartellrecht by Arne Nordmeyer.

Journal of Transnational American Studies JTAS


JTAS is a peer-reviewed online journal that seeks to broaden the interdisciplinary study of American cultures in a transnational context. It is a new critical conduit that brings together innovative transnational work from diverse, but often disconnected, sites in the U.S. and abroad.

Volume 2, Issue 1, 2010


Josephine Baker: A Chanteuse and a Fighter by Konopmi Ara.


A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America by Greg Robinson.


The Making of a Hemispheric Intellectual-Statesman: Leo S. Rowe in Argentina (1906–1919) by Ricardo D. Salvatore.


Volume 1, Issue 1, 2009


Emerging from the Shadows: The Visual Arts and Asian American History by Gordon H. Chang.


America's Other Half: Slum Journalism and the War of 1898 by John Patrick Leary.


Chop Suey as Imagined Authentic Chinese Food: The Culinary Identity of Chinese Restaurants in the United States by Haiming Liu.




Miranda is an independently reviewed scholarly e-journal. Each thematic issue has

a wide range of articles on the social and cultural practices of the English-speaking world. Articles are available in English and French and in HTML and PDF format.

Number 2, July 2010


Voicing Conflict: Women and 20th Century Warfare

Front Line Voices

X-Ray Vision: Women Photograph War by Margaret R. Higonnet.


W.A.A.C.s : Crossing the line in the Great War by Claire Bowen.


Roles in Conflict: The Woman War Reporter. Maggie Allison.


Home Front Voices

New Slants on Gender and Power Relations in British Second World War Films by Elizabeth de Cacqueray.


Naomi the Poet and Nella the Housewife: Finding a Space to Write from. The Wartime Diaries of Naomi Mitchison and Nella Last by Karen Meschia.


Conflict, Power and Gender in Women’s Memories of the Second World War: a Mass-Observation Study by Penny Summerfield.


Number 1, March 2010

Variations on Darwin


Darwin in Wonderland: Evolution, Involution and Natural Selection in The Water Babies (1863) by Anne Chassagnol.


From the Fossil to the Specter or the Drift of Knowledge in Thomas Hardy’s Works by Annie Escuret.


Quotidian: Dutch Journal for the Study of Everyday Life


Quotidian is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, focused on the study of everyday life. It features theoretical, empirical and historical research on a broad range of cultural practices, such as rituals, festivities, group cultures, popular culture, events, material culture and folklore. Languages are Dutch and English. Articles are a Touchévailable in HTML and PDF format.

Volume 1, Number 1, December 2009

Dutch Mourning Politics: The Theo van Gogh Memorial Space by Irene Stengs.


Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.


The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet. SEPB versions are cumulative.

An archive of prior versions of SEPB is available at


Version 78: 6/30/2010

1 Economic Issues (Last update: 6/30/10)

2 Electronic Books and Texts

  • 2.1 Case Studies and History (Last update: 6/30/10)
  • 2.2 General Works (Last update: 6/30/10)
  • 2.3 Library Issues (Last update: 6/30/10)

3 Electronic Serials

  • 3.1 Case Studies and History (Last update: 6/30/10)
  • 3.2 Critiques (Last update: 6/30/10)
  • 3.3 Electronic Distribution of printed Journals (Last update:6/30/10)
  • 3.4 General Works (Last update: 6/30/10)
  • 3.5 Library Issues (Last update: 6/30/10)
  • 3.6 Research (Last update: 6/30/10)

4 General Works (Last update: 6/30/10)

5 Legal Issues

  • 5.1 Intellectual ITEMroperty Rights (Last update: 6/30/10)
  • 5.2 License Agreements (Last update: 6/30/10)

6 Library Issues

  • 6.1 Cataloging, Identifiers, Linking, and Metadata (Last update: 6/30/10)
  • 6.2 Digital Libraries (Last update: 6/30/10)
  • 6.3 General Works (Last update: 6/30/10)
  • 6.4 Information Integrity and ITEMreservation (Last update: 6/30/10)

7 New Publishing Models (Last update: 6/30/10)

8 Publisher Issues (Last update: 6/30/10)

  • 8.1 Digital Rights Management and User Authentication (Last update: 6/30/10)

9 Repositories, E-Prints, and OAI (Last update: 6/30/10)

Appendix A. Related Bibliographies (Last update: 6/30/10)

Appendix B. About the Author (Last update: 6/30/10)

Sydney Journal


This journal presents articles on the history of Sydney, Australia from the first human settlement to the present. This is a unique journal in the areas of community, ethnic and racial research on Sydney and its complex diversity. Volume 2, Number 2 contains six articles on Sydney’s suburbs and Volume 2, Number 1 contains five articles on them. Articles are available in PDF format.

Volume 2, Number 2, 2010

The Koreans in Sydney by Joy J. Han and Gil-Soo Han.

The Lao in Sydney by Ashley Carruthers and Phouvanh Meuansanith.

Volume 2, Number 1, 2009

Lesbians in Sydney by Rebecca Jennings.

Gay men in Sydney by Garry Wotherspoon.

The Cambodians in Sydney by Ashley Carruthers and Sarithya Tuy.

The Egyptians in Sydney by Stephanie Ho and Paul Ashton.