TDL Electronic Press

The TDL Electronic Press, a service of the Texas Digital Library (TDL), hosts peer-reviewed online journals as part of a suite of scholarly communication services available to member faculty.

Through the TDL Electronic Press, the Texas Digital Library provides the technical infrastructure for publishing academic, peer-reviewed journals online, as well as software support for the entire editorial workflow, including author submission, peer review, and copyediting.

Listed below are the academic journals hosted by the TDL.

CEA Forum

The CEA Forum is the online peer-reviewed journal of teaching and learning for the College English Association. It publishes praxis-oriented articles that address pedagogical theory, classroom practice, and ideas about the profession of teaching college English. The CEA Forum is published twice a year (January and August), and is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.

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CINE Y… Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies on Film in Spanish

Cine Y… is a scholarly journal dedicated exclusively to the study of film in Spanish, from the Department of Hispanic Studies of Texas A & M University.  Containing open submission for all articles,  book and film reviews, and interviews, all articles must be peer-reviewed. Most articles are published in English and relate Spanish films to a variety of topics, including but not limited to gender, psychology, history, society, and literature.

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Coastal Engineering Proceedings

The International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE) is a biennial conference held under the auspices of the Coastal Engineering Research Council of the COPRI (Coasts, Oceans, Ports, Rivers Institute) of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The Proceedings of the ICCE are provided here, with papers covering a wide range of topics including coastal waves, nearshore currents, coastal structures, sediment transport, coastal morphology, beach nourishment, and coastal management.

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Cormac McCarthy Journal

The Cormac McCarthy Journal is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the works and influence of Cormac McCarthy. CMJ publishes articles, notes, and reviews related to Cormac McCarthy’s novels, dramas, and screenplays, the film adaptations of his work, and other appropriate scholarly materials.

CMJ is published annually in hard copy and online, and is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals; the Journal is supported by the Cormac McCarthy Society (

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Curriculum History

Curriculum History provides a forum to share research related to scholarly study of curriculum history and discussion of research inquiries into curriculum history.

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Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning

The Association for Business Simulation and Experiential learning (ABSEL) is an international pedagogical conference the examines all aspects of teaching. Strong emphasis is placed on experiential learning, especially simulations, but all areas of pedagogy are welcome. The Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning is the proceedings for the conference. This online, peer-reviewed journal contains the complete (text searchable) archives for this conference since its inception in 1974.

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A Guide to Urban Planning in Texas Communities

Sponsored by the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association.

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Instars- A Journal of Undergraduate Entomological Research

Instars is a journal of undergraduate research, curated by the entomology department at Texas A&M University. The journal is edited and peer reviewed by student editors within the department. Submissions to this journal will be reviewed by a group of editors and peer reviewers, and those articles chosen for publication will be edited by staff members to ensure high publication quality

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International Journal of Regulatory Science

The International Journal of Regulatory Science is an online, peer-reviewed publication devoted to the consideration of risk management tools, standards and practices to improve the protection and compliance of regulated products.

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The International Journal of Structural Changes in Solids

We intend this open access journal to serve as a platform for synergistic interaction among academic and research institutions and engineers in industry on all aspects of structural changes in solids.

Thus the aim of this journal is to bring together researchers and engineers whose interest lie in the mechanics and applications of micro and macro structural changes that occur (or can be induced) in a wide range of solids. Such changes would relate to phenomena in metals, ceramics, polymers and biomaterials such as inelasticity, solid to solid phase transformations, buckling and similar instabilities that can be usefully exploited, growth, properties of multiconstituent materials , ageing, damage and time dependent effects.

The range of subjects include (but are not limited to) materials processing (of metals and polymers) to tailor the microstructure of a material for desirable characteristics, Modeling and development of components and devices (such as shape memory alloys and polymers) that utilize field induced structural changes to provide a smart  response, especially focused towards practical guidance for scientists and engineers working in this area.

ISSN: 2163-8160

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Intersections: Women and Gender Studies in Review Across Disciplines

Intersections: Women’s and Gender Studies in Review Across Disciplines is a graduate student publication committed to promoting the interdisciplinary research of women and gender. Published by graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin, Intersections seeks to create a feminist-centered space in which members of all academic disciplines can explore the depth and breadth of the study of women and gender. Intersections is building a community of coices across disciplines by: (1) Creating a space in which graduate students can participate in the process of academic publication; (2) Encouraging an environment in which academics and advocates can explore the intersections of their work, drawing connections between and among the multiple communities associated with women’s and gender studies; (3) Facilitating a conversation of powerful voices joined in dialogue about women’s and gender studies.

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Journal of Analytic Theology

The Journal of Analytic Theology is an open access, international journal that twice anually publishes articles, book reviews, and book symposia that explore theological and meta-theological topics in a manner that prizes terminological clarity and argumentative rigor.  This includes historical studies that seek to elucidate conceptual challenges or explore strategies for addressing them.

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Journal of Border Educational Research

The articles presented in the Journal of Border Educational Research represent various views and perspectives on educational practices and concerns within cross-cultural settings. Included topics cover field-based experiences, action research, descriptions of successful educational practices and position papers that address issues faced by students, teachers, and other professionals in border regions and other cross-cultural situations.

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Journal of Digital Information

First publishing papers in 1997, the Journal of Digital Information is an electronic-only, peer-reviewed journal covering the broad topics related to digital libraries, hypertext and hypermedia systems and digital repositories, and the issues of digital information. JoDI is supported by the University of Texas Libraries and hosted by the Texas Digital Library.

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Journal of Homeland and National Security Perspectives

Journal of Homeland and National Security Perspectives is a peer-reviewed journal showcasing original student research coming out of Angelo State University’s Center for Security Studies.

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Journal of Research on Women and Gender

The Journal of Research on Women and Gender is a peer-reviewed online electronic publication. The mission of the Journal is to promote critical dialogue about the experiences of women and persons of various gender identities in diverse cultural contexts. The Journal welcomes manuscripts that give voice to the unique and varied expressions of women and various genders. It is an interdisciplinary publication that welcomes qualitative research, quantitative research, pedagogical work, and creative projects.

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Journal of Sport and Human Performance

Journal of Sport and Human Performance aims to publish original research and reviews on cutting-edge training methods, novel products and ergogenic aides used to enhance performance in athletics, preventative health and fitness, and to improve health and medical care.

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Journal of Texas Women Writers

Journal of Texas Women Writers (JoTWW) is an online, peer-reviewed, biannual journal dedicated to fostering Texas women’s writing and to studying texts by Texas women writers. JoTWW publishes creative writing (nonfiction, fiction, poetry, etc.) by women writers from or currently living in Texas, scholarly articles about the lives and texts of women writers from Texas and/or women writers who have lived for significant periods in Texas, brief encyclopedic entries on cultural issues relevant to Texas women’s writing, as well as reviews of creative, critical, and biographical studies that include Texas women writers. JoTWW’s critical articles focus on well-known Texas women writers, such as Katherine Anne Porter (below), Sandra Cisneros, Mary Karr, and Gloria E. Anzaldúa, on lesser-known Texas women writers (such as Dorothy Scarborough, Jane Gilmore Rushing, and Naomi Shihab Nye), and on non-Texas women writers whose texts are set in—or are in some way related to—Texas. Issues are published in spring and fall. Submissions should be sent by email attachment to Dr. Linda Kornasky, Managing Editor:

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Journal of Virtual Worlds Research

The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research is a transdisciplinary journal that engages a wide spectrum of scholarship and welcomes contributions from the many disciplines and approaches that intersect virtual worlds research.

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The Laffite Society Chronicles

This biannual journal is published by the Laffite Society since January 1995. It is dedicated to the study of brothers Jean and Pierre Laffite and their historical times.

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The Laffite Study Group Newsletter

The Laffite Study Group was formed in 1975 for the purpose of uniting individuals who share an interest in Jean Laffite’s role in American history, folklore and literature.

The Laffite Study Group Newsletter was published concurrently with the Life and Times of Jean Laffite.  The Newsletter was intended to be published quarterly as a medium for disseminating research and ideas about Jean Laffite, including the works of avocational, non-professional researchers.  The Newsletter was envisioned as consisting of news of current events and publications, research notes, book reviews, short articles, letters and requests for information.

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Library Leadership & Management

Library Leadership & Management (LL&M) is the journal of the Library Leadership and Management Association. LL&M focuses on assisting library administrators and managers at all levels as they deal with day-to-day challenges. In-depth articles address a wide variety of management issues and highlight examples of successful management methods used in libraries. Features include interviews with prominent practitioners in libraries and related fields, and columns with practical advice on managing libraries.

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The Life and Times of Jean Laffite

The Laffite Study Group was formed during the latter part of 1975 to encourage and assist research concerning Jean Laffite’s role in American history, folklore, and literature.  The Life and Times of Jean Laffite, the official publication of the LSG, will be published twice annually, in January and in July.  LTJL is devoted to historical articles, documents, and research notes;  contributions of other materials, relating to Jean Laffite fiction, legends, &c., are also most welcome.

The last issue in this series is volume XII, Number 1, Spring 1992.

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Marine Fisheries Project Reports

These are collections of reports generated by the Marine Laboratory in Rockport, Texas. Reports as early as 1949 are labeled “Fish trap investigation” and submitted to the Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission [State of Texas]. Paper copy originals of the Marine Fisheries Project Reports span the time period of 1959 to 1962 and were published by the Texas Game and Fish Commission Marine Laboratory. In 1963 the title of these reports was changed to Coastal Fisheries Project Reports. This journal is no longer published.

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National Journal of Urban Education & Practice

The National Journal of Urban Education & Practice is a peer reviewed journal. The Journal is committed to providing literature and resources that contribute to the building of urban professionals that are caring, committed, and culturally responsive. The Journal publishes conceptual, empirical, qualitative, and mixed methods articles that contribute to new knowledge and ideas in the quest for educating urban teachers and learners.

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Plaza: Dialogues in Language and Literature

Plaza publishes works by graduate students on literature, composition studies, folklore, cultural studies, language studies, and gender studies.

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Practical Academic Librarianship: The International Journal of the SLA Academic Division

Peer-reviewed journal for librarians serving academic departments or affiliated institutions including centers, institutes, specialized collections, & special units within or related to academic units.

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Proceedings of the Art of Death and Dying Symposium

The University of Houston Libraries, in partnership with the Blaffer Art Museum, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, the Department for Hispanic Studies, the Honors College and School of Art, hosted a three day symposium titled “The Art of Death and Dying” on October 24-27, 2012. This publication includes selected papers from the symposium.

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The Public-Access Computer Systems Review

The Public-Access Computer Systems Review was the first open access journal in the field of library and information science. It covered issues such as digital libraries, electronic publishing, the Internet, and online catalogs.

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Poetess Archive Journal

The Poetess Archive Journal publishes articles relevant to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century popular poetry, especially that which has been published in the literary annuals, and to issues of digitization and the digital humanities generally as well as book history.  Literary annuals were the bookish performance art of the early 19th century, profitable commercially but also designed to give access to culture, high and low, by fostering new modes of literary consumption.  The screen similarly reconfigures aesthetic apprehension, in the early 21st century, and the articles in this journal explore these new modes as well.

ISSN 1935-7362

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The Southwestern Geographer

The Southwestern Geographer (SWG) is the Southwest Division of the Association of American Geographers’ (SWAAG)  online, peer-reviewed journal.  The journal welcomes research papers on any topic written by geographers who reside in the states that comprise SWAAG (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas). The journal also invites research paper submissions by scholars residing elsewhere on any topic that pertains to the geography of the southwestern United States or northern Mexico.  SWAAG exists to further professional investigations in geography, to encourage the application of geographic findings in education, government, and business, and to improve and elevate the public image of geography.

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Texas Education Review (TxEd)

The Texas Education Review (TxEd) is an open-access, online, student peer-reviewed journal carrying original empirical and theoretical educational research.  Accepting submissions on a rolling basis, they consider pieces that address sociopolitical, economic, cultural, and organizational issues in education.  TxEd invites practitioners, policy-makers, activists, and researchers, as well as emerging and faculty scholars to submit manuscripts and editorials on contemporary “Critical Issues” in education.  Submissions should be aimed at analyzing, evaluating, problematizing, and/or pushing educational scholarship forward.

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Texas State Undergraduate Research Journal

The Texas State Undergraduate Review is an online peer-reviewed journal devoted to multidisciplinary undergraduate research.

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Texas Water Journal

The Texas Water Journal is an online peer-reviewed journal devoted to the timely consideration of Texas water resources management and policy issues from a multidisciplinary perspective that integrates science, engineering, law, planning, and other disciplines. It also provides updates on key state legislation and policy changes by Texas administrative agencies.

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