Emory Libraries hosts a number of scholarly peer-reviewed journals using the Open Journal Systems and Drupal platforms. All journals are open access, meaning their content is publically available to anyone. Please visit individual journal websites to learn more about each journal, view content, and review submission policies.
If you are a faculty member from Emory or another institution and are interested in setting up an online journal, please contact Sarah Toton, Digital Scholarship Strategist, for more information.
Journal of Family Life
The Journal of Family Life was created to continue the path-breaking work of the Emory Center on Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL), which is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The journal is available only online. It is both scholarly and sophisticated, offering general-interest articles and creative works dealing with how modern families (with an emphasis on the American family) make and transmit meaning in their lives as families through story, myth, ritual and celebration. Unlike traditional academic journals, Journal of Family Life does not publish issues and editions. Rather, content is added to the journal Web site as it is ready for publication. The newest material may be found on the journal's homepage. Archived content can easily be found if you browse by subject area (such as memory), content type (such as poem or research article), contributor (author) or date (when it was published). The journal, based at Emory University, is interdisciplinary in scope, and will consider submissions from any field or perspective that we judge to help illuminate the meanings that emerge from the lives of modern families. An editorial board reviews submissions, which can be text-based or image-based, including video. Traditional scholarship will be complemented by relevant creative works of fiction. The journal is free and available to anyone through the internet.
Methodist Review (MR) is dedicated to scholarly works of article length in all areas and all eras of Wesleyan and Methodist studies broadly construed (including biblical, theological, ethical, philosophical, practical, historical, and social-scientific topics and methodologies). It is specifically intended for and primarily focused on an academic audience that is global in scope. MR publishes suitable and appropriate scholarly articles originating from anywhere in the world. Submission of articles by non-U.S. Methodist scholars (whether resident in the U.S. or in other parts of the world) is encouraged. However, for practical reasons, MR is limited (at least for the present) to the publication of articles in the English language.
Methodist Review is sponsored by the Candler School of Theology, Emory University; the Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University; the Association of United Methodist Theological Schools; and the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church. The journal receives technical support from the Digital Systems Division of the Emory University Libraries, where it is hosted.
Practical Matters is a publication of Emory University's Graduate Division of Religion.
Support for the journal is provided by the Intiative in Religious Practices and Practical Theology (a project of the Lilly Endowment Inc.), the Emory University libraries, and the Emory Graduate School.
Pushing the boundaries of both the study of religious practices and the discipline of practical theology, Practical Matters publishes a variety of media and genres, illuminating each of these areas and drawing connections between them.
Practical Matters publishes 1-2 issues per year, featuring work by and for scholars, practitioners, and teachers.
The Spenser Review aims to provide reviews and notices of books, abstracts and notices of articles, and news of conferences that are of interest to the Spenserian community. In addition, the Review always includes a yearly bibliographic update of work on Spenser, a yearly list of Spenser Society members, and reports on special conferences and events such as Spenser at Kalamazoo and Spenser and MLA. The Spenser Review does not evaluate or print scholarly articles. The editor solicits letters containing news of any sort which would interest Spenserians, and hopes to print any legitimate inquiry. She also solicits abstracts and/or offprints of articles, receipt of which will reduce the time between the article's publication and the news of it.
Southern Spaces is a peer reviewed, online journal exploring the real and imagined places of the American South and their connections with the wider world. We welcome submissions from scholars, photographers, and visual artists in such areas as geography, southern studies, regional studies, African American, Native, and American Studies, women's studies, LGBTQ studies, and public health.