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African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter seeks to highlight the complexities of our field through dialogue and exchange. This newsletter also serves as the vehicle to engage with centuries of muted voices uncovered by the archaeological record, politics of representation and narrative, as well as intersections of power, privilege and oppression. One of the many challenges of our discipline is to figure out how to push the scholarly parameters and think more complexly about life across the Diaspora. The material record is always in conversation with the social world, thus reminding us to keep these discussions open.
The Building Technology Educators’ Society serves the community of academics and professionals who are involved most directly with the construction and structure of the built environment. The mission of BTES is to promote and publish the best pedagogic practices, relevant research, scholarship, and other creative activity to facilitate student learning, advance innovation, and enhance the status of building technology disciplines in the profession at large.
Clean Energy Connections is a career and business development information and networking event. It is a forum for the individuals and organizations that will accelerate the growth of our clean energy economy.
Conference programs, presentations, and other ephemera are being archived here on a regular basis. Please check back often.
communication +1 provides a forum for exploring and sharing ideas about communication across modes of inquiry and perspectives. Its primary objective is to push the theoretical frontiers of communication as an autonomous and distinct field of research. Suspending any judgement regarding distinction between theory and practice, this journal encourages critical reflections on communication and seeks to encourage these reflections to and among those who place communication at the center of their thinking and writing.
Our current Call for Papers can be found here.
Contributions in Black Studies (Afro-American Studies)
A Journal of African and Afro-American Studies
Contributions in Black Studies: A Journal of African and Afro-American Studies (CIBS), was a periodical publication of the Five Colleges, Inc.: Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, that appeared more or less annually from 1977 to 1997. The W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at UMass Amherst is pleased to provide open access to the articles that appeared in CIBS through this electronic repository.
Dose-Response, the journal of the International Dose-Response Society, is a quarterly peer-reviewed electronic journal publishing original findings on the occurrence of dose-response relationships across a broad range of disciplines. Particular interest focuses on experimental evidence providing mechanistic understanding of nonlinear dose-response relationships.
This version, located in ScholarWorks, is an effort to archive and make available the issues of Dose-Response published 12 months ago and prior. Go to Dose-Response to receive more information from the official site.
Edge is a peer-reviewed, open access, interdisciplinary graduate journal for German and Scandinavian Studies. The journal is published annually under the direction of graduate students in the German and Scandinavian Studies program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with the support of the W.E.B. DuBois Library.
Edge showcases the best new scholarly articles in German and Scandinavian Studies by graduate students, as well as reviews of films and the latest books of interest in the field. We welcome submissions from all disciplines with a connection to German and Scandinavian Studies, including but not limited to comparative literature, cultural studies, history, film and media studies and philology.
Each issue is written, refereed, and edited by graduate students. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, please .
Call for Papers:
We accept submissions of scholarly articles as well as book and film reviews on a rolling basis, and current submissions will be considered for publication in our 2015 issue. For more detailed submission and formatting guidelines, please see our Call for Papers.
We do not currently have any titles available for review. Please check back soon!
eRulemaking Research Group (Science, Technology and Society Initiative)
The eRulemaking Research group brings together computer and social scientists to examine electronic rulemaking, human language technologies, coding across the disciplines, digital citizenship, and service-learning efforts in the United States. The eRulemaking toolkit, the Rule Writers Workbench, helps to interpret and structure large quantities of text. It is currently in use by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and has supported rulemakings on the Polar Bear, Grey Wolves, and Yellow Billed Loons. [Read more here]
Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings is a collection of all selected academic works presented in oral and poster format during global or regional FOSS4G conferences on the development and usage of FOSS4G and open-data.
Additional volumes can be found here:
- Volume 18, No. 2 (2018) - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania: https://www.int-arch-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/XLII-4-W8/
- Volume 17, No. 2. (2017) - Marne La Vallée, France https://www.int-arch-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/XLII-4-W2/index.html
Welcome to the site of the new publication The International Journal of Soil, Sediment, and Water. This publication is no longer being published. Past issues incorporate the selected manuscripts from the Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy, and expands the opportunity for investigators to exchange innovative, high-quality, important and time-critical research findings in an open-access format.
JITP 2011: The Future of Computational Social Science (The Journal of Information Technology and Politics Annual Conference)
The Professional Refereed Journal of the International Association of Hospitality Financial Management Educators
Welcome to the Journal of Hospitality Financial Management.
The Journal of Hospitality Financial Management (ISSN 1091-3211 for print version, E-ISSN 2152-2790 for online version) is the official refereed publication of the International Association of Hospitality Financial Management Educators (iAHFME), a premier academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about finance, financial economics and accounting in hospitality and tourism. Published twice a year, the journal is committed to featuring leading research in the area of finance, financial economics and accounting related to hospitality and tourism. The journal also features invited papers on special interest hospitality finance/accounting topics, viewpoints, research notes, book reviews and abstracts of papers presented at the Annual Symposium of the International Association of Hospitality Financial Management Educators (iAHFME). Research article submissions in this journal typically undergo a double blind review process. Some of the key criteria for evaluation include innovativeness of research ideas, rigor and quality of research, clarity, and relevance to the practice and/or education of financial management and accounting in hospitality and tourism.
Journal of Medicinally Active Plants
The Journal of Medicinally Active Plants is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, on-line professional journal sponsored by the American Council for Medicinally Active Plants. The Journal publishes scientific manuscripts related to the analysis, application, bioactivity, collection, conservation, cultivation, growth, harvest, identification , physiology, processing, and other issues related to medicinally active plant material. Investigators working with these plant materials are invited to submit articles for publication. Guidelines for publication are here.
The objective of this quarterly publication is to facilitate scholarly exchange among those studying and/or interested in medicinally active plants and plant extracts. For this reason, access to this journal is free. Members of the American Council for Medicinally Active Plants may publish two articles each year without charge. For other authors, a small, pre-review fee is being assessed to cover handling charges. Issues are published in March, June, September, and December of each year. All published articles will include a volume number, issue number, and page numbers.
Authors may submit scientific articles, book reviews, comments, and other materials at any time by carefully following the above referenced guidelines. Material submitted for publication must be accompanied by a statement that the material has not been submitted for publication elsewhere and be a transfer of the article copyright to the American Council for Medicinally Active Plants.
Knowing that authors want quick publication, articles will be published in the issue following acceptance by referees and the Board of Editors. All questions and other correspondence about publication should be addressed to one of the Executive Editors or the Managing Editor.
Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Studio and Student Research and Creative Activity (Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning)
New Call for Proposals
LoV Seeks Photo Essay Proposals on Refugees and Forced Migration
With the intensification of global inequity and the rise of the national security state, human migration, mobility, and transculturality have become central concerns for both policy-makers and researchers. The study of documented and undocumented migration reveals the violent relationship between the Global North and the Global South and the “contentious relationship between sovereignty, space, and freedom of movement” (De Genova and Peutz, 2010). As law making and policy debates devise new ways to criminalize migrants and deploy harsher immigration legislation, it becomes necessary to politically and theoretically interrogate these processes by considering the local and global policies that render new forms of social control not only effective, but also popular.
In this thematic edition of Landscapes of Violence—Refugees and Forced Migration—we seek contributors that explore issues related to migration and refugees across academic disciplines and institutional boundaries. This issue seeks to deepen understanding of the impact of immigration law enforcement and policy-making on people and communities through the lens of studies of violence. We welcome proposals from photographers, community members, students, researchers, and others engaged in work on refugee and forced migration for photo essays. Proposals that consider the historical and cultural contexts and processes in which migration occurs are particularly welcome.
Deadline for proposals: April 21, 2017
To submit a proposal:
Email to LoV Managing Editor Sarah Mathena-Allen at email@example.com: a 250-word abstract, 50 to 100-word bio-sketch, and up to 5 high-resolution photographs (300dpi ".jpg" file) with a caption and credit in a Word document.
If selected, authors will be asked to submit a 500-word essay and up to 10 high-resolution photographs (300dpi .jpg file) with captions and credits in a Word DOC. Authors must have all relevant permissions to publish in LoV any multimedia content not belonging to them. All submissions must follow LoV submission requirements.
Accepted photo essays will be published in Landscapes of Violence after review by two independent peer referees considered experts in the subject field.
Tentative publishing date: June 30 2017.
The goal of Landscapes of Violence (LoV) is to provide a balanced approach to the causes of violence and offer a voice for the human experience behind it. This journal deals with the interrelationships between society and violence seen through the analytical eyes of trans-disciplinary researchers.
For information about Landscapes of Violence (LoV), please see About this Journal.
For information about the affiliated UMass Violence and Conflict Laboratory, please see VCL.
To access past issues of LoV, please use the drop-down menu located in the left sidebar menu or visit our Archive.
"Landscapes of Violence: Conflict and Trauma through Time" will take place on April 3 & 4, 2008 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. This conference will explore the current and future potential of academe to mitigate human rights issues, provide essential services to local, national and international governments, and broaden the dialog between the academic disciplines. The objective is to engage in an interdisciplinary inquiry of the theoretical and empirical issues around the study of violence, warfare, conflict, and human rights. The strength of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of violence is a critical, self-reflective, and non reductionist perspective that allows for a holistic examination of the dynamics that have led to the wide array of human atrocities committed throughout the world.
Welcome to the Masters Theses section of Scholarworks!
The Graduate School and the University Libraries of the University of Massachusetts Amherst offer electronic copies of Masters Theses written by students who have submitted them electronically since 2007. To view previously approved Masters Theses, Browse by Year or Search by Author in the form below, or perform a more comprehensive Search.
To browse dissertations and theses by academic department or program, please go to the Schools, Colleges, and Departments page.
We welcome comments regarding the online theses submission process. Please email questions or comments to: .
This site contains the scholarly papers presented at five music education symposia held in the United States between 1995 and 2007. All of the papers, by leading scholars and teachers in music education from North America and Europe, originally appeared in proceedings of the various symposia and are no longer in publication. They are reprinted here as a service to music education. Three of the symposia are devoted to the sociology of music education and the other two are devoted to music teacher education. Stephen Paul and Roger Rideout hosted On The Sociology of Music Education I and II and On Music Teacher Education at the University of Oklahoma, Norman in 1995, 1997 and 1999 respectively. Hildegard Froehlich, Darryl Coan and Roger Rideout hosted On The Sociology of Music Education III at the University of North Texas, Denton in 2003. Roger Rideout hosted On The Sociology of Music Education IV at University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2005. Peter Tiboris, Hal Abeles, and Roger Rideout hosted Policies and Practices: Rethinking Music Teacher Preparation in the 21st Century at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2007.
The papers are organized under the symposia titles. An Introduction and Table of Contents are provided for each. By perusing the Table of Contents, a reader can identify a paper, topic or author of interest. The individual papers are identified by the author's name. This format is the simplest way of conforming to Scholarworks protocols and allowing interested readers to find a specific paper.
North East Linguistics Society (Graduate Linguistics Students Association (GLSA))
Digital open access issues of Paperbark will be added to this site on a yearly basis.
Research articles, essays, practical applications in hospitality, leisure and tourism - with an emphasis on Southeast Asia
Perspectives in Asian Leisure and Tourism recognizes the University of Massachusetts Amherst for its generous support in providing this system.
ISSN 1874-6969P is a peer-reviewed, open access journal designed to promote interdisciplinary, theoretical and cultural studies focused on the countries of the Portuguese-speaking world and its diasporas. Its chief aim is to combine multiple theoretical perspectives in the humanities and the social sciences and to function as a medium for the exploration of complex topics across national and cultural boundaries.
P, an online international journal, is published bi-annually at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.
Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation is an on-line journal providing access to refereed articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, and evaluation. Manuscripts published in PARE are scholarly syntheses of research and ideas about methodological issues and practices. PARE is intended to help members of the community keep up-to-date with effective methods, trends, and research developments from a variety of settings.
PARE is also committed to highlighting research that focuses on equity in assessment and measurement. To that end, we encourage the submission of manuscripts that address issues of equity and fairness – particularly articles that focuses on the assessment experiences and outcomes for historically marginalized populations.
See About This Journal for complete coverage of the journal.
Welcome to the site of the Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy. This publication will incorporate the conference proceedings from 2005 conference to the present.
28th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOILS, SEDIMENTS, WATER, AND ENERGY
ANALYSIS, SITE ASSESSMENT, FATE, ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN RISK ASSESSMENT, REMEDIATION AND REGULATION
University of Massachusetts at Amherst October 15-18, 2012
Conference Directors: Paul T. Kostecki, Ph.D., Edward J. Calabrese, Ph.D., Clifford Bruell, Ph.D.
The annual Conference on Contaminated Soils at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has become the preeminent national conference in this important environmental area. The conference attracts 700-800 attendees annually which includes a wide variety of representation from state and federal agencies; military; a number of industries including railroad, petroleum, transportation, utilities; the environmental engineering and consulting community; and academia.
Expediting and Economizing Cleanups, this conference's theme, will be supported by the development of a strong and diverse technical program in concert with a variety of educational opportunities available to attendees. Live equipment demonstrations will augment the exhibition section which brings real-world application to the technical theory and case studies which will be presented in the platform sessions. Focused workshops will provide attendees with the type of practical application information which will impact their job performance immediately.
The conference promises to be an exciting opportunity for all those concerned with the challenge of developing creative, cost-effective assessments and solutions that can withstand the demands of regulatory requirements.
More information is available at our website, UMassSoils.
ISSN 2326-9936 (online)
The Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning is held every three years to bring together experts who are influencing landscape planning, policy making and greenway planning from the local to international level. It is intended to highlight recent trends and expand the literature about landscape and greenway planning. The aim is to explore how experts from around the world have approached greenway planning and to understand how greenways have been tailored to each county’s unique geographical, cultural, and political circumstances.
The Society for Computation in Linguistics (SCiL) is devoted to facilitating and promoting research on computational and mathematical approaches in Linguistics. SCiL aims to provide a central forum for exchange of ideas and dissemination of original research results on computational approaches in any area of linguistics. In addition to providing a forum for researchers already working in these areas, SCiL hosts regular meetings (the first of which was co-located with LSA 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah) that feature high-quality research presentations and peer-reviewed proceedings published with the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) Anthology as well as in our own standalone open access publication, the Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics.
PSC Publications (Psychological Services Center)
Rasenna: Journal of the Center for Etruscan Studies (CES Electronic Resources)
Welcome to Rasenna: Journal of the Center for Etruscan Studies. This site includes the current issue of Rasenna, an archive of earlier issues, Guidelines for Contributors, and information about the composition of the Editorial and Advisory Boards.
For more information about Rasenna and the Center for Etruscan Studies please contact Anthony Tuck or Rex Wallace.
Selected Publications of EFS Faculty, Students, and Alumni (Anthropology Department Field Program in European Studies)
Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas (Graduate Linguistics Students Association (GLSA))
For more information about SHARP go to http://www.sharpweb.org/main/.
Translat Library is a journal devoted to the literary culture of Europe from 1200 to 1600, with an emphasis on vernacular translations, the Romance letters, and the Latin tradition. Translat Library publishes short rigorous essays contributing new documentation and editions of unpublished texts. Inspired by the sections of notes and manuscript excerpts that were common in nineteenth-century journals, Translat Library seeks to publish notes documenting a discovery, including the identification of a manuscript or an incunable, the source of a text, archival information on an author or a work, the paratexts of a rare edition, the complete or excerpted edition of an unpublished text, and notes on marginalia or on a published but neglected work.
To make a submission, see our Guidelines for Contributors..
TTRA APac Chapter 2017 Annual Conference (TTRA APac)
Welcome to the paper submission site for the TTRA Asia Pacific Chapter. Please adhere to the following submission guidelines:
Academic research paper: please provide a 500-750 word extended abstract. Please follow the submission guidelines of Journal of Travel Research on format (https://au.sagepub.com/en-gb/oce/journal/journal-travel-research#submission-guidelines) and make sure to include a title page (showing names, affiliation, and contact information of all authors, as well as the title of the manuscript) and the body of your extended abstract (including abstract, key words) with NO identifier information.
Practitioner focused research: please provide a 500 word abstract with Title, Introduction, Method, Results and Conclusion and Relevance to Industry. Please provide THREE keywords.
Submissions due by September 1, 2017
Submission Format: Word Document
Notification of Acceptance: October 15, 2017
Submission of final manuscript: November 1, 2017
Click here to submit a proposal.
TTRA Canada 2016 Conference (TTRA Canada)
Destinations are taking an increased interest in placemaking - the reimagining and reinvention of spaces at the heart of communities to strengthen the connection between people and places. Tourism researchers play a critical role in understanding what drives destination appeal and visitor engagement.
Submissions for presentations, papers, workshops, panels and student posters are invited relating to the overarching theme of Animating Places: Making Destinations Come Alive through Research. Submissions may be on a range of tourism related topics and the Conference Program Committee also encourages presentations on topics that are outside the general theme – our goal is to provide content that is relevant, timely and of interest to our members. Accepted submissions will be eligible for one of three non-monetary awards for best paper (refereed abstracts), best presentation (non-refereed) and best student poster. N.B. Deadline for submissions have been extended to June 8th, 2016
Click Submit Article on the right sidebar to continue with the submission process.
TTRA Canada 2018 Conference (TTRA Canada)Conference Information:
At our annual conference, Propelling Smarter, Bolder Tourism, we will explore how research is and can be effectively employed to advance Canada’s shared social, economic, environmental, and cultural goals. It is not ‘more’ tourism that Canada needs, it’s ‘better’, more energetic, astute, intelligent tourism. We seek style with substance, diversity with inclusion, and evolution with sustainability. Tourism researchers and their clients are embracing data and know-how to fearlessly chart new directions for established and emerging destinations, and supply impactful, brilliant experiences for our diverse markets. This year’s conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia will provide a platform for learning about new approaches, lessons learned and the challenges ahead, as we navigate post-truth, virtually-infused, climate change impacted, emerging environments.Submission Information:
Submissions for presentations, papers, workshops, panels and student posters are invited relating to the overarching theme of Propelling smarter, bolder tourism. Submissions may be on a range of tourism-related topics and the Conference Program Committee also encourages presentations on topics that are outside the general theme – our goal is to provide content that is relevant, timely and of interest to our members. Accepted submissions will be eligible for one of three non-monetary awards for best paper (refereed abstracts), best presentation (non-refereed), and best student poster.
Submission Deadline: Extended to June 1, 2018
TTRA Canada 2019 Conference (TTRA Canada)Conference Information:
Moving Forward, this year’s conference theme, invites tourism researchers to be forward thinkers; to rediscover Canada’s tourism industry through various lenses that acknowledge the past while providing guidance for our future. A future that inspires authentic cultural experiences for travellers, while providing interactive opportunities for practitioners. Moving Forward calls for impactful tourist experiences across various niche tourism markets, bringing destinations to life and providing tourists with unforgettable travel experiences. Canada’s future tourism seeks to break down barriers and empower stakeholders to work together to deliver innovative research methodologies. This year’s conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, will highlight the path ahead, focusing on new ways of thinking about tourism in order to capitalise on emerging technologies, methodologies, and societal changes.Submission Information:
Submissions for presentations, papers, workshops, panels and student presentations/prezis/videos are invited relating to the overarching theme of Moving Forward. Submissions may be on a range of tourism-related topics and the Conference Program Committee also encourages presentations on topics that are outside the general theme – our goal is to provide content that is relevant, timely and of interest to our members. Accepted submissions will be eligible for awards (more details to come).
Submission Deadline: June 14th, 2019
University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics (Graduate Linguistics Students Association (GLSA))
Founded in 2016 by members of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, the UMass History Journal is devoted to showcasing the diverse historical work of undergraduate students. This publication includes essays, book reviews, and historical reflections written either within or outside the framework of undergraduate courses. Authors may be history majors, minors, or non-majors who have interests in the study of history.
Studies in Chinese and Comparative Philology
Volume 1 (cover date 2010) became available in print form in May 2012. The online edition will appear here when the print edition is exhausted. To acquire the print edition, please visit the Project web site at http://www.umass.edu/wsp/journal/index.html.