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ScholarlyCommons

This guide will help you to become more familiar with Penn's institutional repository, ScholarlyCommons, and the various services provided by the ScholarlyCommons team.

Journal Publishing

ScholarlyCommons is also a publishing platform that supports open access journals. Journals can have their own customized design, and can include a variety of additional features such as access control and editorial management. ScholarlyCommons allows for workflows to be easily customized and editors to control their journal settings and policies. We can also host your back issues or archives.

Featured Journals

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wH2O The Journal of Gender and Water

wH2O The Journal of Gender and Water is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal for gender and water around the world. wH2O was founded in 2011 by two students in the Masters of Environmental Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania in an effort to advance women's status through addressing sanitation and water issues. The journal has since expanded to include all water and gender issues not just those of women. This custom-designed journal accepts and manages submissions through ScholarlyCommons, including the peer-review process. 

 

Discentes

Discentes is the undergraduate Classics journal at the University of Pennsylvania. Their mission is simple: to publish the highest quality of Classical research at the undergraduate level. Discentes accepts research papers and Greek and Latin translations from students globally.

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Manuscript Studies

Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies embraces the full complexity of global manuscript studies in the digital age. Published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, Manuscript Studies Articles and Annotations are openly available on ScholarlyCommons one year after publication. This journal features a custom design.

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Studies in Visual Communication

Studies in Visual Communication (SVC) grew out of the pioneer Studies in the Anthropology of Visual Communication (SAVICOMM) that was launched in 1974 under the auspices of the American Anthropological Association and edited by Sol Worth of the Annenberg School at Penn. This landmark journal was unavailable online prior to its digitization and posting on ScholarlyCommons.  

Penn History Review

Founded in 1991, the Penn History Review is a journal for undergraduate historical research. Published twice a year through the Department of History, the journal is a non-profit publication produced by and primarily for undergraduates. The editorial board of the Review is dedicated to publishing the most original and scholarly research submitted for our consideration.

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SPICE: Student Perspectives on Institutions, Choices & Ethics

SPICE: Student Perspectives on Institutions, Choices & Ethics, the undergraduate journal of the Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) department, is published yearly in print and online. SPICE accepts submissions from undergraduate students in all majors within Penn. This journal makes use of a custom design.

Bellwether

Bellwether magazine is distributed to alumni and friends of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. First published in October 1981, the magazine features stories about clinical and research innovations at the school, as well as faculty, staff, and alumni updates.

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Submit to ScholarlyCommons

Make your works discoverable through ScholarlyCommons, Penn's openly accessible institutional repository. Take advantage of Faculty Assisted Submission by sending us your CV or list of publications (faculty only), submit materials yourself, or set up a consultation to discuss your digital project. 

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