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Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies (Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship)

Bildhaan is a multidisciplinary journal that stresses public intellectual engagement. Established in 2001, it is the first of its kind and encourages submissions in all fields that are relevant to Somali peoples around the world. Bildhaan was published both in print and online through issue 18. In 2018, Bildhaan transitioned distribution to digital format only.

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Cities in the 21st Century (Geography Department)

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HIMALAYA, the Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (DigitalCommons@Macalester College)

HIMALAYA is a biannual, peer-reviewed journal published by the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS), formerly known as the Nepal Studies Association (1972-2000). HIMALAYA has two International Standard Serial Numbers: ISSN 1935-2212 (print) and ISSN 2471-3716 (online).

Over 40 years old, HIMALAYA is the continuation of the Himalayan Research Bulletin (1981-2003) and the Nepal Studies Association Newsletter (1972-1980).

Truly interdisciplinary and transregional in scope, HIMALAYA is committed to covering all aspects of Himalayan Studies, including the natural and social sciences, humanities, and creative arts.

HIMALAYA promotes scholarly understanding of, engagement with, and appreciation for this diverse region of the world. We are committed to collaborating with other regional associations devoted to Himalayan issues, and supportive of work that encourages scholarly and cultural exchange.

To that end, HIMALAYA publishes original research articles, short field reports, book and film reviews, reports on meetings and conferences, alongside literature and photo essays from the region. All original research articles are submitted to a rigorous peer review process.

HIMALAYA serves the needs of a diverse constituency of scholars, students, professionals, and institutions in the United States and around the world. The journal is included in the collections of fifty major libraries in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

Our Editorial Board is comprised of leading scholars from the United States, Europe, and the Himalayan region who represent a range of disciplines and perspectives – from historians, geographers, and anthropologists to ethnomusicologists, specialists in Himalayan languages and literatures, and conservation-development professionals.

We are committed to the open access publishing movement, and are pleased to make the HIMALAYA archive available through this Digital Commons platform hosted by Macalester College. As of Volume 33, HIMALAYA is now published free for all and online immediately. This move towards open access will transform not only the journal, but also ensure wider access to scholarship on the Himalayan region.

Under the current editorship, HIMALAYA has developed a stronger web presence and a more contemporary visual look, both online and in print. Beginning in 2014, we have been producing two issues a year, in print and online.

Current print issues of HIMALAYA are available for members of ANHS and Institutional subscribers. ANHS membership and subscription rates and additional information can be found here. Back issues of Himalaya are available for free online from this Digital Commons site.

Additional information about institutional or individual subscriptions should be sent to the editors, Jeevan Sharma and Michael Heneise, at the following email <>

We need your support. Please consider HIMALAYA for your next publication, recommend the journal to colleagues and students, consider editing a themed issue, and let us know of your publications and events so that we can offer appropriate coverage.

Creative Commons

HIMALAYA is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal (ISSN: 0891-4834). All journal content, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License. Publishing with and reading HIMALAYA is free of charge.

A Creative Commons license allows creators (copyright holders) to place conditions on their copyrights. Traditionally, copyrights restrict the rights of others to modify or distribute copywritten works. Creative Commons licenses offer flexibility by allowing the creator the ability to choose what limitations they want in place with respect to specific works.

For further details about the specific Creative Commons license used by HIMALAYA, please refer to the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License.

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Macalester Civic Forum (Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship)

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Macalester International (Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship)

The Macalester International Journal includes volumes that publish selected papers from the Macalester International Roundtable and from the Macalester College Faculty Development International Seminars. The Roundtable, an intellectual festival convened each October, is an occasion for serious conversations across the College on topics of transnational significance. The practice is to commission a set of essays - a keynote address, followed by two additional essays delivered by seasoned scholars - which become the center of debate and discussion. Each of the two essays receives public response from a Macalester student and a member of the faculty. The purposes of the Roundtable are to cogitate together upon crucial but difficult global questions and to cultivate further the equipoise that minds of the Macalester academic community have long been expected to hold between local anxieties and transnational pressures.

The Macalester International Journal also includes volumes which publish selected papers from the participants of the Macalester College Faculty Development International Seminars. These hands-on seminars are designed to help participants grapple, both intellectually and through hands-on personal experience abroad, with compelling issues in an unfolding epoch of globalization. The Seminars are also designed to capture important moments in Macalester College's fundamental mission of educational excellence in the context of the interrelated ideals of internationalism, multiculturalism, and civic engagement.

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Macalester Islam Journal (Religious Studies Department)

This journal is a celebration of the quality of the work done by Macalester students. These undergraduate students have discussed and reflected on complex issues and have contributed their own unique perspectives to them. With their College’s emphasis on internationalism as a point of departure in studying all academic fields, Macalester students are in a position to offer a useful contribution to a large audience.

In addition, the Journal attempts to engage college students with interest in the study of Islam and the Muslim World. The readership of this Journal is not intended to be limited to undergraduate and graduate students of Islamic studies; it goes beyond these to include all those who are curious about the field. However, students like those of Macalester College are likely to react to the materials published in this Journal with an added interest. These students might choose to converse with the views and arguments presented in the Journal in their own papers and articles. Our hope is that the ease with which publication has become available to so many of us today will at least carry the advantage of acquainting college students with each others’ perspectives.

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Macalester Journal of Philosophy (Philosophy Department)

The Macalester Journal of Philosophy is published to promote the scholarly work of students in the Department of Philosophy at Macalester College.

Use of articles in this journal must include appropriate attribution and citation. Written permission to include any article (whole or in part) in a work that is copyrighted should be sought in advance from the Department of Philosophy, Macalester College.

Material for future issues of the Journal should be submitted by Macalester students to any faculty member in the Department of Philosophy at Macalester College.

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Macalester Journal of Physics and Astronomy (Physics and Astronomy Department)

The Macalester Journal of Physics and Astronomy publishes physics and astronomy honors theses and capstone papers.

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Macalester Today (Communications and Marketing)

Macalester Today’s overarching goal is to be a readable, engaging magazine that strengthens readers’ ties to Macalester College. We seek to build pride and loyalty by impressing readers with the quality of Macalester’s faculty, students, staff, and alumni; to address timely and important higher education issues; to persuade readers to become active supporters of Macalester’s educational mission; and to do all this through a publication that offers consistently high-quality editorial content, photography, and design.

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Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity and Classics (Classical Mediterranean and Middle East Department)

SMAC features the outstanding research of undergraduates at Macalester College in the study of ancient Mediterranean people and cultures. Papers are welcome addressing the languages, literature, material culture, societies or history of the ancient Mediterranean world or their reception in later historical periods. Submissions are peer reviewed by advanced students at Macalester College.

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Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities (American Studies Department)

Tapestries purposefully weaves multiple histories, voices, and languages together into a space where a plurality of knowledge can manifest. This journal engages in conversations--both locally and globally--through all media as they pertain to identities such as race, gender, ethnicity, class, nation, ability, and sexuality. From these points of entry,this scholarship explores new spatial imaginaries and celebrates difference in an effort to redefine learning, thinking, and the internalization of knowledges.

Tapestries is produced by the American Studies Department, Macalester College. The Editorial Collective oversees the management of submissions, assignment of editors and reviewers, and decisions on publishing.

Tapestries is published annually.

Questions may be sent to the editors at .

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The Macalester Review (DigitalCommons@Macalester College)

The Macalester Review is a publication of outstanding scholarly work in the social sciences written by undergraduate students at Macalester College. It is one of the first student-run academic journals at Macalester, and strives to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to publish their most distinguished academic work for review by a broader audience outside of the college. The Macalester Review publishes one issue per semester.

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