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International Open Access Journals

Linköping University Electronic Press (LiU E-Press) is hosting a number of international academic open access journals within several research areas. All journal articles are peer-reviewed and published with Creative Common license and are freely available globally for anyone with an internet connection. The publication language is English but exceptions are available, where a journal also accepts articles written in any Scandinavian language.

LiU E-Press is a member of CrossRef, a non-commercial organization. The aim is to provide identifiers and persistent links and citations of other scientific articles. This persistent link is a so called DOI (DOI = Digital Object Identifier) and all journal articles, published via LiU E-Press, receives a DOI.

Upon request, LiU E-Press can perform a similarity check of accepted articles against other academic sources and the internet. For more information contact Peter Berkesand.

Contact us by email ep@ep.liu.se.

Active Journals
Confero: Essays on Education, Philosophy and Politics
Confero: Essays on Education, Philosophy and Politics

Confero: Essays on Education, Philosophy and Politics is a new peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal on issues related to education and social criticism. The journal provides a space for essayistic writing in this area, and particularly welcomes philosophical and political contributions.

In recent years we have witnessed the appearance of an economy of publications, transforming research into fixed frames and specific modes of expression. Out of these circumstances, Confero grew as a collective endeavour to open up a space for articles that are not only stringent and systematic, but also beautiful, esoteric and profound. The journal thus challenges the mainstream reliance on form and structure to guarantee validity in social scientific writing, believing it may obstruct originality and creativity. Confero publishes essays of high quality, understood in terms of consistency, persuasiveness, rich and thick descriptions and reflexivity.

Confero is an open access journal, available for free to people engaged in social science research as well as a wider intellectual public. To be accepted for publication, the essay can be written from a wide range of theoretical perspectives including (but not limited to) branches of critical theory, feminism, Marxism, post-colonial critique, post-structuralism, structuralism, and psychoanalysis. The journal welcomes a broad range of empirical sources used to explore the issue or phenomenon at hand: unconventional sources such as art works, literature, movies as well as conventional empirical material like interviews and ethnographies. Confero publishes essays related to education and social criticism written from various academic traditions, for example anthropology, literature, history, political science, psychology and sociology.

Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research
Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research

Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research is an academic journal for border-crossing cultural research, including cultural studies as well as other interdisciplinary and transnational currents. It serves as a forum with a wider scope than existing journals for various subfields of cultural research and is globally open to articles from all areas in this rich field.

Culture Unbound is published digitally in Open Access. All articles and thematic sessions are freely available. Culture Unbound uses double-blind peer-review. The review process normally takes between two and six months. 

Since it was launched in June 2009, in addition to independent articles from the wide field of cultural research, Culture Unbound has published thematic sections on particularly interesting and relevant issues. These are edited by specially invited guest editors who contribute with a unique insight into the latest developments within their fields of research.

Culture Unbound is based at two vigorous Linköping University units that provide a unique Swedish profile, building new bridges between regional and global research traditions:

  • The Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden (ACSIS), with interdisciplinary transnational exchange.
  • The Department of Culture Studies (Tema Q), with interdisciplinary research and PhD education.
De Ethica Journal
De Ethica

De Ethica seeks to publish scholarly works in philosophical, theological and applied ethics. It is a fully peer-reviewed, open-access publication hosted by Linköping University Electronic Press. We are committed to making papers of high academic quality accessible to a wide audience.

De Ethica is published in cooperation with Societas Ethica, the European Society for Research in Ethics. Societas Ethica was founded in Basel, Switzerland in 1964; today it has more than 200 members from more than 20 countries, representing a variety of theological and philosophical traditions. The annual conferences of Societas Ethica draw speakers from across the globe and provide a lively forum for intellectual exchange. Like Societas Ethica, De Ethica aims to create dialogue across national, political, and religious boundaries.

We welcome contributions from all philosophical and theological traditions. While we do welcome historically and empirically oriented work, our focus is on normative ethical questions. We have a special interest in papers that contribute to ongoing public debates, e.g., about global justice and environmental ethics, the secular state and the role of religion, or international migration and human rights.

It is our aim to facilitate intellectual exchange across disciplinary and geographical boundaries and across the gaps between different philosophical and theological traditions. Thus we seek to publish papers that advance a clear and concise argument, avoid jargon, and are accessible to a non-specialized academic audience.

De Ethica is an Open Access publication with no publication fee. This means that the contents of the journal are published free of charge for authors, and can be accessed free of charge by readers. De Ethica uses Creative Commons BY-NC licensing (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), meaning that anyone may make full use of an article for non-commercial purposes as long as a full reference (including DOI) is given to the original publication. Additionally authors are free to archive the copy-edited version of the article at his or her web page, or at their university's web page).

The European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults (RELA)
The European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults (RELA)

The European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults (RELA) is a refereed academic journal creating a forum for the publication of critical research on adult education and learning. It has a particular focus on issues at stake for adult education and learning in Europe, as these emerge in connection with wider international and transnational dynamics and trends. Such a forum is important at a time when local and regional explorations of issues are often difficult to foreground across language barriers. As academic and policy debate is increasingly carried out in the English language, this masks the richness of research knowledge, responses and trends from diverse traditions and foci. The journal thus attempts to be linguistically 'open access'. Whilst creating a forum for international and transnational debate, contributions are particularly welcome from authors in Europe and other locations where English is not the first language.

RELA invites original, scholarly articles that discuss the education and learning of adults from different academic disciplines, perspectives and traditions. It encourages diversity in theoretical and methodological approach and submissions from non-English speakers. All published contributions in RELA are subjected to a rigorous peer review process based on two moments of selection: an initial editorial screening and a double-blind review by at least two anonymous referees. Clarity and conciseness of thought are crucial requirements for publication.

Hygiea Internationalis : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the History of Public Health
Hygiea Internationalis : An International Journal for the History of Public Health

Hygiea Internationalis is the official journal of the International Network for the History of Public Health. The publication has been made possible by the generosity of the Swedish Research Council (VR) and Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS).

The focus of INHPH is to promote, in the broadest sense, the study of the history of collective efforts for the improvement of the health of populations from antiquity to modernity with particular emphasis on the interdisciplinary analysis of the interaction between ideas on public health, organizations created to carry out these ideas, their implementation, and their social and demographic consequences.

Papers submitted to Hygiea Interanationlis are subjected to a rigorous peer review process based on two moments of selection: an initial editorial screening and a double-blind review by at least two anonymous referees. The journal itself will contain accepted articles, shorter pieces concerning sources, archives, etc. and, eventually, book reviews. Bound paper copies of the main body of the journal will be available at a reasonable cost for distribution to libraries, authors and anyone who wishes to purchase them.

International Journal of Ageing and Later Life (IJAL)
The International Journal of Ageing and Later Life (IJAL)

The International Journal of Ageing and Later Life (IJAL) serves an audience interested in social and cultural aspects of ageing and later life development. As such, the Journal welcomes contributions that aim at advancing the theoretical and conceptual debate on research on ageing and later life. Contributions based on empirical work are also welcome as are methodologically interested discussions of relevance to the study of ageing and later life.

Being an international journal, IJAL acknowledges the need to understand the cultural diversity and context dependency of ageing and later life. The journal accepts country- or cultural-specific studies that do not necessarily include international comparisons as long as such contributions are interesting and understandable for an international audience.

IJAL publishes articles based on original research and includes a book review section, which ensures that readers are kept in touch with new work and current debate. The books listed in “Books received” are those sent View Journal by publishers. Authors of review papers are encouraged to contact the Book Review Editor before submission.

To assure high scholarly standard IJAL uses a double blind review process. Submitted papers are read by the editors before they are sent to two independent reviewers if judged to fit the scope of the journal.

In order to stimulate exchange of ideas on ageing across many parts of the world, IJAL does not charge authors for their submissions and has been available free of charge to anyone with Internet access since 2006.

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The Nordic Journal of Vocational Education and Training (NJVET)

The Nordic Journal of Vocational Education and Training (NJVET) is a refereed academic journal creating a forum for the publication of research on vocational and professional education and training. It has a particular focus on issues at stake for vocational education and training in the Nordic countries, as these emerge in connection with wider international and transnational dynamics and trends.

NJVET invites original, scholarly articles that discuss the vocational and professional education and training, of young people as well as adults, from different academic disciplines, perspectives and traditions. It encourages diversity in theoretical and methodological approach and submissions from different parts of the world. All published research articles in NJVET are subjected to a rigorous peer review process based on two moments of selection: an initial editorial screening and a double-blind review by at least two anonymous referees. Clarity and conciseness of thought are crucial requirements for publication.

NJVET publishes articles under a continuous publication model, which makes the articles available online as they become ready. This means that the articles will be available online and can be cited immediately without waiting until a new volume and issue is ready.

NJVET is published on behalf of Nordyrk, a Nordic network for vocational education and training, and with support from NOP-HS.

 
The Northern European Journal of Language Technology (NEJLT)

The Northern European Journal of Language Technology (NEJLT) published peer-reviewed original articles in the area of language technology.

Language technology (LT) is the science and technology of processing natural language by computers. NEJLT primarily serves the R&D community in this area. Presentations and discussions of well founded and innovative theoretical and empirical approaches, as well as relevant evaluations and real life applications, are all suitable topics for articles in the journal.

NEJLT is the journal of NEALT, the Northern European Association of Language Technology, an organization covering the geographical area of the Nordic countries (Denmark including the Faroe Islands and Greenland, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Sweden), the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and Northwest Russia. However, NEJLT is not restricted to the geographical area of NEALT. The official language of NEJLT is English.

Swedish Design Research Journal
Swedish Design Research Journal
Swedish Design Research Journal (SDRJ) is an international journal for design research and is published twice per year, peer reviewed and open access. It is a must read to keep up with the latest in design research.

The journal aims to reach an international audience and authorship of both practitioners and researchers. At www.svid.se and in print, research articles are combined with popular scientific articles in a magazine format, comprising of interviews, reports, columns and reviews of design-related literature.

Swedish Industrial Design Foundation funds the journal. The foundation is a non-profit organization, which aims to promote the usage of design practices and promote design research. The Swedish Design Research Journal is hosted by Electronic Press at Linköping University.

Valuation studies
Valuation Studies

The overall aim of the journal is to foster valuable conversations in the new transdisciplinary and emerging field of valuation studies. Valuation here denotes any social practice where the value or values of something is established, assessed, negotiated, provoked, maintained, constructed and/or contested. To this end the journal welcomes contributions of different kinds and origins. Apart from traditional journal articles, the journal welcomes short opinion pieces or research notes, interviews, staged debates, or indeed longer than normal journal articles.

The journal assesses incoming manuscripts using double-blind peer review involving at least two reviewers. Accepted manuscripts are published as PDFs with full open access and authors retain the copyright to their work.



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