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19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century

ISSN: 1755-1560eISSN: 1755-1560

‘A few scholarly ventures have defined the early history of peer-reviewed online research and publication in the humanities. 19 is one of them.’
Jerome McGann, founder of the Rossetti Archive and author of Radiant Textuality: Literary Studies after the World Wide Web (Palgrave/St. Martin's Press, 2001)

19 is an open access, scholarly, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary study in the long nineteenth century. Based at Birkbeck, 19’s editorial team comprises Dr Carolyn Burdett (general editor); Dr Victoria Mills (editorial responsibility for the journal’s visual content); and Dr David Gillott (assistant editor with overview of publication processes). The journal was originally conceived as a means to extend the activities of Birkbeck’s Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies by making the high-quality, original scholarship presented at its Forum, conferences, symposia, and other events available to an international audience.

Launched in October 2005 as the first free online journal of its kind in nineteenth-century studies, 19 is a popular and valuable resource for nineteenth-century scholars across the globe. The journal has established a reputation for publishing field-defining work in both traditional and innovative ways, and it remains committed to this aim.

We publish two themed issues annually, curated by a guest editor, and consisting of a collection of peer-reviewed articles showcasing the broadest range of new research in nineteenth-century studies, as well as additional special forums advancing critical debate in the field. We seek to explore, utilize, and advance the digital possibilities of our publishing platform in presenting the nineteenth century to a wide readership.

In February 2009 19 aggregated with NINES, allowing readers to search, collect, tag, and share 19 content using the NINES collex interface. As academic publishing moves forward into the open-access future, 19 continues to innovate and pursue the highest standards in electronic scholarly publishing. In 2015, the year of the journal’s tenth anniversary, 19joined the Open Library of Humanities. Founded by Professor Martin Eve and Dr Caroline Edwards (both at Birkbeck), the OLH provides an ethically sound and sustainable open access model for humanities research.

Readers of 19 can choose to access articles in downloadable PDF form, or via a web browser as html pages. Our new site enhances 19’s supplementary features, allowing us to present a rich array of audio and visual material alongside more traditional format scholarly essays.

We invite you to:

  • Explore: browse our archive.
  • Debate: we invite readers to comment on and discuss article and image content, to join critical debates, and offer new perspectives on material.
  • Research: draw on an extensive range of nineteenth-century online resources via our reading tools to enhance your research. Conveniently set up to enable you to search for terms or references alongside reading articles, 19 makes use of web 2.0 technologies to aid your research, encouraging you to discover new links and make fresh connections between material and ideas.
  • Learn: our articles are freely available to view and print, making 19 a valuable educational resource for students and teachers of nineteenth-century studies alike. By enabling new pathways to other materials and resources, 19 is an exciting and inspiring point-of-call for inquisitive learners. 
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ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts

ISSN: 1943-9938eISSN: 1943-9946

The ASIANetwork Exchange is a peer-reviewed publication, catering primarily to faculty appointed in liberal arts institutions with programs in Asian Studies. The ASIANetwork Exchange seeks to publish current research, as well as high-quality pedagogical essays written by specialists and non-specialists alike. We are particularly interested in publishing articles, book and media reviews that address the needs of the undergraduate classroom.

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Architectural Histories

ISSN: 2050-5833eISSN: 2050-5833

Architectural Histories is the international, blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the EAHN that creates a space where historically grounded research into all aspects of architecture and the built environment can be made public, consulted, and discussed. The journal is open to historical, historiographic, theoretical, and critical contributions that engage with architecture and the built environment from a historical perspective. For more information and how to submit a paper click here.

The journal is indexed in CrossRefJISC KB+SHERPA RoMEODirectory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCOHost, and Google Scholar. In addition, Architectural Histories is available for harvesting via OAI-PMH and is in the Emerging Sources Citation Index.

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Body, Space & Technology

ISSN: 1470-9120eISSN: 1470-9120

Body, Space & Technology (BST) is a leading journal of contemporary artistic practice and research
and joined the OLH platform in Summer 2017. Since it launched in 2000, BST has built a strong
reputation for scholarly quality and innovation, as well as fostering a global academic community
around its published content. BST publishes research into artistic practice that engages with digital
technologies, particularly as these relate to bodily interaction and creativity, and in multi-disciplinary
perspectives. The journal is led by an Editorial Board of international experts.
At BST we are responsive to new artistic developments guided by artists’ own reflections on events
and the directions they choose to take. The Journal welcomes international readership and
contributions from artists and academics from all over the world. We remain committed to being an
open access publication and support innovation and experimentation in the Arts, in whatever form it
takes or processes from which it arises. We invite readers to be stimulated by the Journal and hope it
encourages submissions that will surprise and perhaps even lead to unexpected instances of research
and creativity.

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C21 Literature: journal of 21st-century writings

eISSN: 2045-5224

C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-century Writings is the journal of the British Association for
Contemporary Literary Studies (BACLS). The journal is dedicated to examining the genres,
forms of publication, and circulation of 21st-century writings. C21 Literature is a logical
development of the explosion of interest in 21st-century writings, seen in book groups, university
courses, and the development of online publishing.

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Digital Medievalist

ISSN: 1715-0736eISSN: 1715-0736

Digital Medievalist (DM) is the journal of the Digital Medievalist Community. It publishes work of original research and scholarship, theoretical articles on digital topics, notes on technological topics, commentary pieces discussing developments in the field, bibliographic and review articles, tutorials, and project reports. The journal also commissions reviews of books and major electronic sites and projects. All contributions are reviewed before publication by authorities in humanities computing. Submissions to DM should concern topics likely to be of interest to medievalists working with digital media, though they need not be exclusively medieval in focus. 

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Digital Studies / Le champ numérique

ISSN: 1918-3666eISSN: 1918-3666

Digital Studies / Le champ numérique is a refereed academic journal that serves as an Open Access area for formal scholarly activity and as a resource for researchers in the Digital Humanities. It is published for the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations under the direction of the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH/SCHN) by the Open Library of the Humanities.

Submissions to DSCN focus on the intersection of technology and humanities research. Articles on the application of technology to cultural, historical, and social problems, on the societal and institutional context of such applications, and the history and development of the field of Digital Humanities. Submissions focussing on issues of the practice of the Digital Humanities in a global, multi-cultural, or multi-lingual context are particularly encouraged.

As a rule, submissions to DSCN should be of generalisable import: project reports and technical notes are welcome when they discuss significant milestones in the history and development of the field or are clearly extensible. DSCN rarely publishes criticism of digital objects (e.g. game criticism, literary criticism of electronic art or literature); it does so primarily in the context of special issues.

Digital Studies / Le champ numérique is a Gold Open Access refereed journal. Articles published with DSCN are compliant with most national and institutional Open Access mandates including the Research Council UK (RCUK) Open Access Mandate (required by the HEFC for the post-2014 REF) and the Canadian Draft Tri-Agency Open Access Policy.

All articles published by DSCN are published under a Creative Commons 3.0 CC-BY licence (required for compatibilty with the RCUK mandate, but not offered by many journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences). This means that authors and institutions may also freely republish their work in their own institutional repositories or personal webpages ("Green Open Access").

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Ethnologia Europaea

eISSN: 1604-3030

Ethnologia Europaea is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, founded in 1967, focusing on
European cultures and societies. In 2015 it was adopted by the International Society for Ethnology
and Folklore (SIEF) as its flagship journal. Ethnologia Europaea is a membership journal supported
by the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore and funded by the Nordic Board for
Periodicals in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOP-HS).

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Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics

ISSN: 2397-1835

The journal is dedicated to general linguistics. It publishes contributions from all areas of linguistics, provided they contain theoretical implications that shed light on the nature of language and the language faculty. Contributions should be of interest to all linguists, independently of their own specialisation.

No specific linguistic theories or trends are given preference. Papers accepted for publication are strictly selected on the basis of scientific quality and scholarly standing.

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Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry

eISSN: 1758-972X

The Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry centres on poetic writings appearing in Britain and
Ireland since the late 1950s. These varied poetic practices have been described as avant-garde,
underground, linguistically innovative, second-wave Modernist, neo-modernist, non-mainstream, the
British Poetry Revival, the parallel tradition, formally innovative, or experimental and which have
been produced in geographic clusters, such as the Cambridge School or the London School or
Morden Tower. However, we are also seeking to represent uncategorised and independent voices that
might fall through the cracks between different schools or clusters.
These posited movements were networked with a variety of formal and conceptual poetics,
including: concrete poetry; performance writing; hybrid writing; writing that explores the interplay
between orality and literacy; Black studies; diasporic approaches; translational and translingual
experiments; macaronic writing and hybridisations of the English language.
The Journal recognises that these terms, and the communities of writers and readers they refer to, are
always shifting, contested and sometimes controversial. As such, we are interested in a critical and
expansive understanding of ‘innovative’ poetic writing, both within and extending beyond the
bounds of the particular traditions outlined here.

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Journal of Embodied Research

ISSN: 2513-8421eISSN: 2513-8421

Journal of Embodied Research is the first peer-reviewed, open access, academic journal to focus specifically on the innovation and dissemination of embodied knowledge through the medium of video. With an editorial advisory board drawn from across the arts and humanities, it aims to pioneer the scholarly video article as a new form supporting development of diverse embodied research projects.

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Journal of Portuguese Linguistics

ISSN: 2397-5563eISSN: 2397-5563

The Journal of Portuguese Linguistics is concerned with all branches of linguistics and aims at publishing high-quality papers in the field of Portuguese linguistics, including the comparison between any varieties of Portuguese and any other language(s). Contributions are welcome from linguists in all countries, and from different linguistic theories and frameworks, including theoretically oriented work, comparative work, experimental studies, and interdisciplinary contributions. Papers are selected for publication solely on the basis of scientific quality. The language of publication is English.

The journal is read by anyone interested in linguistics, especially in Portuguese linguistics in a broad sense (any variety of Portuguese, Portuguese-based Creole languages, Iberian languages, cross-language/variety comparisons): academic researchers, institutional libraries, students, and professionals in areas in which Portuguese linguistics may play a role.

With the goal of being a platform for discussion in the field, the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics welcomes papers, book reviews and dissertations abstracts in areas such as the European, Brazilian, and African varieties of Portuguese, Portuguese in Asia, Portuguese-based Creole languages, Iberian languages, and language acquisition, variation, contact and change. The broadening of the journal's scope is reflected by the composition of the board of consulting editors. Initiatives for thematic issues with guest editors are particularly welcome.

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Laboratory Phonology

ISSN: 1868-6354eISSN: 1868-6354

The journal Laboratory Phonology is the official journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology. It publishes reports on the scientific study of all phonological / phonetic aspects of spoken and signed language through scholarly exchange across disciplines, including all domains of linguistics (phonology, phonetics, syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics) as well as from related disciplines, including psychology, speech & hearing science, communication science, computer science, electrical & computer engineering, and other related fields.

The journal started in 2010. The first six volumes were published by De Gruyter Mouton. The articles in these volumes are freely available here.

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Marvell Studies

ISSN: 2399-7435eISSN: 2399-7435

The leading edge of research on Andrew Marvell, his texts and readers, words and worlds. Marvell Studies was previously published as the Andrew Marvell Newsletter. The archive of the Newsletter is available here:

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Open Library of Humanities

ISSN: 2056-6700

The Open Library of Humanities journal publishes internationally-leading, rigorous and peer-reviewed scholarship across the humanities disciplines: from classics, theology and philosophy, to modern languages and literatures, film and media studies, anthropology, political theory and sociology. Our articles benefit from the latest advances in online journal publishing – with high-quality presentation, annotative functionality, robust digital preservation, strong discoverability and easy-to-share social media buttons. We publish general articles as well as special collections focused on a particular topic or theme. Our megajournal platform means that we particularly welcome interdisciplinary articles, and we also encourage submissions in languages other than English.

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Open Screens

ISSN: 2516-2888eISSN: 2516-2888
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Orbit: A Journal of American Literature

eISSN: 2398-6786

Orbit is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of contemporary American fiction from the second
half of the twentieth century to the present. We publish special and general issues in a rolling
format, which brings together a traditional journal article style with the latest publishing
technology to ensure faster, yet prestigious, publication for authors.

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Studies in the Maternal

ISSN: 1759-0434eISSN: 1759-0434

Studies in the Maternal is an international, peer-reviewed, scholarly online journal. It aims to provide a forum for contemporary critical debates on the maternal understood as lived experience, social location, political and scientific practice, economic and ethical challenge, a theoretical question, and a structural dimension in human relations, politics and ethics.

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Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship

ISSN: 2048-0792

The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship is an open access, open peer review academic journal dedicated to comics scholarship. The journal aims to make original contributions to the field of comics studies and to advance the appreciation of graphic narrative.

We aim to promote comics scholarship within academia and the general public with contributions that present specialised knowledge in an accessible language. As a publishing platform we encourage digital research, public engagement and collaboration.

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The Parish Review: Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies

ISSN: 2634-145X

The Parish Review is a peer-reviewed open-access academic journal dedicated to the writing, life, and reception of Brian O'Nolan (pseud. Flann O'Brien, Myles na gCopaleen).

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Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal

ISSN: 2515-2289eISSN: 2515-2289

The Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal (TRAJ) provides a venue for innovative and interdisciplinary research in the field of Roman Archaeology. The journal promotes the use of theoretical approaches to the Roman past and facilitates fresh interpretations of datasets, rather than solely the presentation of archaeological data. Furthermore, it is designed to include and interact with the disciplines of Archaeology, Classics, and Ancient History, as well as the Biological Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences in an interdisciplinary fashion. As a publication outlet, the annual TRAC Proceedings have long been at the forefront of Roman Archaeology regarding engagement in current theory and practice, and TRAJ will continue to lead the field in this capacity. The journal’s geographic focus is the whole of the Roman world, including areas beyond the frontiers where Roman influence was evident. The journal’s temporal scope is from the Bronze Age to the Late Antique period; however, the subject of most contributions will usually range from the third century BC to the fifth century AD.

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Zeitschrift für Fantastikforschung

ISSN: 2192-0885

Die Zeitschrift für Fantastikforschung (ZFF) ist das deutschsprachige Forum für Fantastikforschung. Konsequent interdisziplinär angelegt, erscheinen seit 2011 zwei Ausgaben jährlich. Mit dem zentralen Ziel, die wissenschaftlichen Debatte rund um die Fantastik als kultureller Formation zugleich abzubilden und aktiv mitzugestalten, startet die ZFF 2018 innerhalb der OLH mit neuen Ideen und technischen Mitteln in eine neue, bunte und spannende Zukunft.

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