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Al-ʿUṣūr al-Wusṭā: The Journal of Middle East Medievalists
The study of the Islamicate world during the medieval period (defined roughly as 500-1500 C.E.). The journal was created in 1992 as the bulletin of Middle East Medievalists. In 2015, we transformed it as an online, open access, and peer-reviewed journal. We publish original research articles, brief notes and communications, review essays, book reviews, and obituaries. A teaching section is also envisioned.
Black Theology Papers Project
The Black Theology Papers Project contains papers presented at the Black Theology Unit of the American Academy of Religion.
Care for the Polis
Care for the Polis is a conversation that exists in a multi-temporal and virtual space, a space designed to reimagine how medical humanities and public humanities shape, and are shaped by, the city and its diverse publics. In a series of weekly Z-Panels, our invited speakers will discuss the effects of health on the conception of cities and publics - including, in the context of the pandemic, the foreclosure of public space and what it means to become an online yet domestic-bound public. Together, we will address emerging concerns such as economic impact and recovery, domesticity and democracy, public care and public reconstruction.
Columbia Business Law Review
The Columbia Business Law Review is the first legal periodical at a national law school to be devoted solely to the publication of articles focusing on the interaction of the legal profession and the business community. The review publishes three issues yearly.
Columbia Journal of Asia
The Columbia Journal of Asia (CJA) is an open-access, peer-reviewed platform for creative and academic pieces on Asia, the Asian diaspora, and comparative studies broadly related to Asia, written by undergraduates in the U.S. and abroad. Developed at Columbia University in partnership with Columbia Libraries, CJA addresses an urgent need for more representation and understanding of Asian narratives—not in isolation, but as an integral part of the study of humanities and social sciences in academic and artistic circles.
Columbia Journal of Asian Law
Begun in 1987 as the Columbia Journal of Chinese Law (中國法研究學刊) under the auspices of the Columbia University School of Law and the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law. CJAL is a bi-annual, graduate-student run publication welcoming historical, comparative, and multi-disciplinary manuscripts covering legal issues in Asia as well as papers or notes examining the impact of rapidly changing legal regimes on specific areas of practice.
Columbia Journal of Environmental Law
The Columbia Journal of Environmental Law was founded in 1972 with a grant from the Ford Foundation. The Journal is one of the oldest environmental law journals in the nation and is regarded as one of the preeminent environmental journals in the country. Our subscribers include law libraries, law firms, individuals, and federal, local, and state courts, as well as a significant international readership.
Columbia Journal of Gender and Law
Edited and published entirely by students at the Columbia University School of Law, the Columbia Journal of Gender & Law publishes interdisciplinary works rooted in feminist inquiry with the aim of promoting dialogue, debate, and awareness that will broaden the very concept of feminism as one that critically engages multiple and varied forms of social hierarchy and power differentials and their relation to the law.
Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts
The Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts is a quarterly, student-edited publication dedicated to up-to-date and in-depth coverage of legal issues involving the art, entertainment, sports, intellectual property, and communications industries. Founded in 1975, the journal is one of the most-cited periodicals devoted to arts law issues and features contributions by scholars, judges, practitioners, and students.
Columbia Journal of Race and Law
The mission of the Columbia Journal of Race and Law is to establish a dialogue on historic and contemporary notions of socio-political and legal challenges facing racial and ethnic minorities. We hope to embrace the continual importance of prioritizing this discourse as a means of better understanding contemporary issues, in addition to embarking on new paths for social progress.
Columbia Journal of Tax Law
The Columbia Journal of Tax Law provides a needed forum for academics, practitioners, and policymakers to explore ideas in tax law and policy. Aims to bridge the worlds of both theory and practice by targeting scholars, practitioners, and policymakers as its authors and audience.
Columbia Medical Review
The Review is at the intersection of medicine and society – a platform for discussion on fundamental medical knowledge and its application to the society in which we live and work. Seeks to serve as a place for thought leaders to convene and develop action-oriented agendas to combat contemporary and anticipated social issues in medicine. The Review ceased publication in 2018.
Columbia Science and Technology Law Review
The Columbia Science and Technology Law Review (STLR) deals with the exciting legal issues surrounding science and technology, including the Internet, biotechnology, nanotechnology, telecommunications, and the implications of technological advances on traditional legal fields such as contracts, evidence, and tax. Recent articles have discussed the rise of facial recognition technology in society and in law enforcement, proposals for reclaiming federal spectrum, the proliferation of “drone” aircraft, robust notice and informed consent in spyware legislation, and whether criminal defendants should be permitted to offer genetic evidence of a predisposition to psychopathy.
Columbia Social Work Review
The Columbia Social Work Review is an annual peer-reviewed journal for students in the field of social work to share their research, experiences and views with faculty, fellow students, and the wider scholarly community. The mission of the journal is to provide a forum for the exchange of innovative ideas that integrate social work practice, education, research, and theory from the perspective of social work students. Previously published as: Journal of Student Social Work.
Columbia Undergraduate Research Journal
Open-access, undergraduate-run research publication which curates and promotes distinctive interdisciplinary research conducted at the undergraduate level from all fields of study. Seeks to highlight research that draws disparate fields together in multi-faceted yet comprehensive investigations, encouraging cross-disciplinary connections and discussions.
Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal
Peer-reviewed, open-access academic publication committed to publishing manuscripts from significant scientific research and analysis. Each CUSJ paper undergoes a peer review process facilitated by the CUSJ Editorial Board and Columbia faculty.
Columbia University Journal of Global Health
The Journal of Global Health is Columbia University’s premier undergraduate-run, open access public health publication and media organization dedicated to publishing high quality, peer-reviewed original student research relevant to the broader global health community.
Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development
Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development is an online journal dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary dialogue on sustainable development. Aims to bring students, researchers, professors, and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and geographical regions in direct conversation with each other through an online, academically rigorous medium.
Current Issues in Comparative Education
Current Issues in Comparative Education (CICE) is an international online, open-access journal inviting diverse opinions of academics, practitioners, and graduate students. Established in March 1997 by a group of doctoral students from Teachers College, Columbia University, CICE is dedicated to serve as a platform for debate and discussion of contemporary educational matters worldwide.
Current Musicology is a leading journal for scholarly research on music. We publish articles and book reviews in the fields of historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and philosophy of music. The journal was founded in 1965 by graduate students at Columbia University as a semiannual review. This archive contains articles published in the journal starting in 1980.
Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography
Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography (EJAB) is a refereed online journal of bibliographies. Coverage includes any aspect of Africa, its peoples, their homes, cities, towns, districts, states, countries, regions, including social, economic sustainable development, creative literature, the arts, and the Diaspora. The series was created by the late John Howell, University of Iowa Libraries. Afeworki Paulos became the primary editor until 2004. Edward Miner has been the primary editor since 2005.
Journal of Clinical Education in Physical Therapy
Our purpose is to build the evidence-base related to clinical education and facilitate professional development among the physical therapy clinical and academic faculty of the future. We aim to encourage and disseminate research and innovative methods in clinical education; provide opportunities for professional scholarship in the area of teaching and learning; and stimulate analysis and discussion of clinical and clinical education issues in field of physical therapy.
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College
The JMETC is a re-creation of an earlier publication by the Teachers College Columbia University Program in Mathematics and Education. As a blind peer-reviewed, semi-annual journal, it is intended to provide dissemination opportunities for writers of practice-based or research contributions to the general field of Mathematics Education. Each issue of the JMETC will focus upon an educational theme or issue.
Meliora is Barnard College’s premier, undergraduate-run, open access literary journal committed to publishing peer-reviewed, original English senior theses on a bi-annual basis. In this way, Meliora allows students and academics alike to utilize and expand upon authors’ ideas, forging a more accessible academic community for underrepresented young writers. Meliora features the work of student writers that offers evocative and informative new perspectives and, in doing so, seeks to convey a more nuanced portrait of literature and the human experience.
On Our Terms: The Undergraduate Journal of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies
On Our Terms (OOT) was an online, peer-reviewed, academic journal of women and leadership. Produced under the auspices of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, this publication featured scholarship by undergraduates from across the globe seeking to enhance our generation’s discourse on the theme. This journal created for students, by students, aimed to provide a platform for student thought, debate, and voice through the publication of original academic articles and multimedia pieces. Our staff consisted of undergraduate students at Barnard College enrolled in the Athena Scholars Program. OOT ceased publication in 2016.
PORTALES: The Undergraduate Journal of the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Portales is the undergraduate journal of the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University. Founded in 2015, Portales publishes academic and creative work to foster interest in Latin American and Iberian cultures and celebrate undergraduate academic research.
Studies in Applied Linguistics & TESOL
Studies in Applied Linguistics & TESOL (SALT) is an open-access journal committed to building a community and facilitating discussions between students, professors, and practitioners in Applied Linguistics and TESOL worldwide through the publication of quality empirical research, reviews of literature, and interviews with leading scholars in the field. Previously published as: Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics. This is an archive of articles published under all three names of the journal.
Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
TOHM emphasizes the broad panoply of non-Parkinsonian movement disorders, giving center stage to clinical observations and research in the area of hyperkinesia in contrast to other publications which focus primarily on disorders of hypokinesia (i.e., mainly Parkinson’s disease and other forms of parkinsonism). A special and additionally-unique focus of the journal is tremor research; tremor is the most common movement disorder, and no other publications make it a central focus of scholarly communication. TOHM was published by the Columbia University Libraries from 2011-20. This is an archive of articles published in the journal during this period.
Union Seminary Quarterly Review
Union Seminary Quarterly Review (USQR) was founded in 1939 as a platform for inspired and socially-engaged religious thought. Over the years, USQR expanded its vision to embrace a multicultural outlook in theology and an interdisciplinary approach to the study of religion. Although editorially independent of Union Theological Seminary, USQR was managed by doctoral students of Union, with support and participation from faculty and administration.
Voices in Bioethics
Voices in Bioethics focuses on pressing bioethical issues. Our publication analyzes domestic and global ethical issues found throughout the intersection of medicine, law, philosophy, public health, and technology. Our contributors are a diverse group of graduate students, graduates of Columbia’s MS in Bioethics program, health professionals, researchers, philosophers, and professors.
Waxing Moon: Journal of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies
Waxing Moon is an annual, peer reviewed journal hosted by Columbia University Libraries. Interdisciplinary and transregional in scope, the journal is committed to representing all areas of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies including the natural and social sciences, the humanities, and the arts. While the journal endeavors to provide publishing opportunities for graduate students and emerging scholars, it also welcomes contributions from established scholars. Submissions are accepted in English, Tibetan, and Chinese.