Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Publishing Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

3,705 Full-Text Articles 409 Authors 196,977 Downloads 76 Institutions

All Articles in Publishing

Faceted Search

3,705 full-text articles. Page 1 of 21.

Uncovered Magazine: A Magazine Prototype And Business Plan, Avery Bowman 2021 University of Mississippi

Uncovered Magazine: A Magazine Prototype And Business Plan, Avery Bowman

Honors Theses

Through developing a skin care magazine prototype and business plan, this thesis aims to show how a print magazine can be successful to a young audience. By studying the history and development of both magazines and skin care and focusing on today’s industries, now is the perfect time to launch a skin care magazine. Uncovered Magazine will not only focus on filling this gap, but also will aim to empower women to find beauty in their natural skin.


Identifying Inclusion: Publishing Industry Trends And The Lack Of #Ownvoices Australian Young Adult Fiction, Emily Booth, Bhuva Narayan 2021 University of Technology Sydney

Identifying Inclusion: Publishing Industry Trends And The Lack Of #Ownvoices Australian Young Adult Fiction, Emily Booth, Bhuva Narayan

Research on Diversity in Youth Literature

No abstract provided.


The Writing For Healing And Transformation Project, Heather Elizabeth Osborn 2021 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

The Writing For Healing And Transformation Project, Heather Elizabeth Osborn

Education Doctorate Dissertations

As a qualitative action research study, the purpose of The Writing for Healing and Transformation Project was to facilitate more inclusive writing strategies and to promote individual and collective healing on issues of social suffering and oppression (Kleinman, Das, & Lock, 1997; Pennebaker & Smyth, 2016) for diverse students at a community college located in the northeastern United States. The 18 participants in the study included students in my English II literature and composition course. The theoretical framework encompassed Pennebaker’s (2016) “writing for healing” paradigm, advocating the use of expressivist writing and “social suffering theory,” examining how power structures affect social problems (Kleinman ...


Children’S Experience With Water Scarcity In Rural Rakai, Uganda, Innocent R. Kamya, Narathius Asingwire, Dauda B. Waiswa 2021 Makerere University

Children’S Experience With Water Scarcity In Rural Rakai, Uganda, Innocent R. Kamya, Narathius Asingwire, Dauda B. Waiswa

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

This article presents findings on children’s experience in accessing and utilizing water in two sub-counties of Kagamba and Lwanda; one extremely water-scarce and the other relatively water plenty in Rakai district, Uganda. We answer the following question: How do children in a water-scarce context experience water and what does it mean for their wellbeing? A survey was conducted among school-going children aged 11-17 years (N=405), combined with focus group discussions with children and women. Access to adequate safe water was the fifth most frequently mentioned component of wellbeing. A majority of the children affirmed that water scarcity was ...


Stem Abstracting And Indexing (A&I) Tool Overlap Analysis In 2020: An Open Science Informed Approach Amid Pandemic Budgets, Joshua Borycz, Alexander J. Carroll, Honora N. Eskridge 2021 Vanderbilt University

Stem Abstracting And Indexing (A&I) Tool Overlap Analysis In 2020: An Open Science Informed Approach Amid Pandemic Budgets, Joshua Borycz, Alexander J. Carroll, Honora N. Eskridge

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objectives: Compare journal coverage of abstract and indexing tools commonly used within academic science and engineering research.

Methods: Title lists of Compendex, Inspec, Reaxys, SciFinder, and Web of Science were provided by their respective publishers. These lists were imported into Excel and the overlap of the ISSN/EISSNs and journal titles was determined using the VLOOKUP command, which determines if the value in one cell can be found in a column of other cells.

Results: There is substantial overlap between the Web of Science’s Science Citation Index Expanded and the Emerging Sources Citation Index, the largest database with 17 ...


Immersive Media & Books: Consumer Behavior And Experience With Multiple Media Forms, Panorama Project, Rachel Noorda, Kathi Inman Berens 2021 Portland State University

Immersive Media & Books: Consumer Behavior And Experience With Multiple Media Forms, Panorama Project, Rachel Noorda, Kathi Inman Berens

English Faculty Publications and Presentations

This is the first study to capture data about how people engage with books, video games and TV/movies. The study’s main emphasis is on behavior with books. The full report has granular demographic data: three age groups, five U.S. regions, and seven racial/ethnic groups. The report illuminates reading and entertainment behaviors of very specific ages/gender/race/regional groups. Learn what motivates your customers and library patrons by viewing the full report.


Editor’S Essay: Moving Beyond Western Corporate Perspectives: On The Need To Increase The Diversity Of Risk And Crisis Communication Research, Audra Diers-Lawson, Florian Meissner 2021 Leeds Beckett University

Editor’S Essay: Moving Beyond Western Corporate Perspectives: On The Need To Increase The Diversity Of Risk And Crisis Communication Research, Audra Diers-Lawson, Florian Meissner

Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research

The field of crisis and risk communication research has experienced significant growth and increasing institutionalization in the past decades. However, there are still geographic and perspective blind spots. Up to date, by far the most research focuses on the U.S.; non-Western perspectives remain marginal. Moreover, the focus on organizational crises still clearly dominates. We therefore call for more research better reflecting the global environment and diverse crisis and risk contexts in which our field can make contributions. This argument is supported by the current pandemic mandating cross-cultural and multi-perspective approaches.


Ooligan Press: Building And Sustaining A Feminist Digital Humanities Lab At A R-2, Kathi Inman Berens, Abbey Gaterud, Rachel Noorda 2021 Portland State University

Ooligan Press: Building And Sustaining A Feminist Digital Humanities Lab At A R-2, Kathi Inman Berens, Abbey Gaterud, Rachel Noorda

English Faculty Publications and Presentations

How can practitioners outside of R-1s afford to build a DH lab? How to connect a lab’s output to the communities it serves? This essay is a case study of Ooligan Press, a student-run trade press housed within a R-2, teaching-intensive university. Two elements make Ooligan Press distinctive as a DH lab. First, Ooligan is a not-for-profit business folded into a Master’s program in Book Publishing. Profits from sale of Ooligan Press books sustain the lab, which would collapse if its books were steadily unprofitable. Second, the essay uses the DH feminism “M.E.A.L.S.” framework ...


The Pacific Sentinel, February 2021, Portland State University. Student Publications Board 2021 Portland State University

The Pacific Sentinel, February 2021, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

The Pacific Sentinel

Editor: Vivian Veidt

Articles in this issue include:

  • Letter from the Editor
  • Georgia On Everyone’s Mind
  • A Minimum Requirement of Neutrality
  • An Unspoken Norm
  • Pigs Saving Lives
  • COVID-19 Affecting the Workplace
  • Why Did President Trump Kill Federal Inmates on His Way Out?
  • Reconstructing America


The Fioretti (Spring 2021), Marian University - Indianapolis 2021 Marian University

The Fioretti (Spring 2021), Marian University - Indianapolis

The Fioretti

No abstract provided.


Making Your Ir Work For Your Context - Cct College Dublin: A Case Study, Marie O'Neill, Justin Smyth 2020 CCT College Dublin

Making Your Ir Work For Your Context - Cct College Dublin: A Case Study, Marie O'Neill, Justin Smyth

Faculty Presentations

A small team at CCT College Dublin was given a very big goal. A new IR and faculty profiling tool from Digital Commons was provided to enable strategic developments pertaining to institutional scholarly activity. In the span of little more than a year – and in the midst of COVID - Team CCT has made quick strides in using their IR to underpin and showcase teaching and learning activities, student achievement, quality and enhancement projects, research activity (including student research), and sectoral engagement. Although in the relatively early stages of development, the IR is now successfully embedded across many institutional activities with ...


From The Editors, Natasha Menard, Kelsie Fournier 2020 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

From The Editors, Natasha Menard, Kelsie Fournier

Student Journal of Occupational Therapy

This welcome letter from the editors of the Student Journal of Occupational Therapy introduces the inaugural issue of the journal and outlines its mission to engage student researchers at all levels of the research publication process and its commitment to ethical, open-access publication.


The Pacific Sentinel, November 2020, Portland State University. Student Publications Board 2020 Portland State University

The Pacific Sentinel, November 2020, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

The Pacific Sentinel

Editor: Vivian Veidt

Articles in this issue include:

  • Letter from the Editor
  • Drones and Robots Battling
  • COVID-19
  • PSU’s First Homelessness and Housing Insecurity Study
  • The Ziplock Diary
  • Constitutionally Speaking
  • God May Be Dead, but the Christian Left Isn’t
  • A True Professional
  • Black Is King


Mind The Gap: A Landscape Analysis Of Open Source Publishing Tools And Platforms, John Maxwell 2020 Simon Fraser University

Mind The Gap: A Landscape Analysis Of Open Source Publishing Tools And Platforms, John Maxwell

Charleston Library Conference

This presentation gave an overview and high level discussion of a landscape analysis study done in 2018–2019. The “Mind the Gap” study catalogued and provided analysis of available open-source publishing tools and platforms.


Should You Pay For The Chicken When You Can Get It For Free? No Longer Life On The Farm As We Know It, Sharon M. Mattern Büttiker, James King, Susie Winter, Crane Hassold 2020 Reprints Desk

Should You Pay For The Chicken When You Can Get It For Free? No Longer Life On The Farm As We Know It, Sharon M. Mattern Büttiker, James King, Susie Winter, Crane Hassold

Charleston Library Conference

The scholarly publishing ecosystem is being forced to adapt following changes in funding, scholarly review, and distribution. Taken alone, each changemaker could markedly influence the entire chain of research consumption. Combining these change forces together has the potential for a complete upheaval in the biome. During the 2019 Charleston Library conference, a panel of stakeholders representing researchers, funders, librarians, publishers, digital security experts, and content aggregators addressed such questions as what essential components constitute scholarly literature and who should shepherd them. The 70-minute open dialogue with audience participation invited a range of opinions and viewpoints on the care, feeding, and ...


What Are Students Saying About Their Reference Needs?, Damon Zucca 2020 Oxford University Press

What Are Students Saying About Their Reference Needs?, Damon Zucca

Charleston Library Conference

Libraries and publishers rely on transactional data to support evidence-based decision making. However, by itself quantitative information does not provide a full picture. To anticipate the evolving needs of our audience we also need to hear from the individual users themselves. In this article, I will review the findings from several recent examples survey-based research into the question of how students use reference materials in and outside of their libraries. What are students actually saying about their needs and preferences when it comes to reference? While some uses cases for reference are moving out of the library into the open ...


Open Access Publishing: Obstacles And Options, Eleta Exline 2020 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

Open Access Publishing: Obstacles And Options, Eleta Exline

Open Access Events

Everyone benefits from increased access to the latest research. Making your scholarship Open Access should be easy! Instead, it can be confusing and expensive, especially if you're trying to decide on short notice. This presentation will help you sort out your options, find out how you can plan ahead, and put you on the pain free path to open.

Access link: https://unh.zoom.us/j/91844432673?from=msft


Open Access For Scholars, Eleta Exline 2020 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

Open Access For Scholars, Eleta Exline

Open Access Events

Infographic about Open Access publishing.


Open Access Vs. Traditional Publishing, Eleta Exline 2020 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

Open Access Vs. Traditional Publishing, Eleta Exline

Open Access Events

Infographic about Open Access publishing.


5 Facts About Open Access Publishing, Eleta Exline 2020 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

5 Facts About Open Access Publishing, Eleta Exline

Open Access Events

Infographic about Open Access publishing.


Digital Commons powered by bepress