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VCU Publishing’s three new journal issues explore social justice and education

September 1, 2020

VCU Publishing announces three new journal issues in 2019-20. The International Journal of Lifelong Learning in Art Education, the Journal of Hip Hop Studies and the Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations have published new issues. All articles are peer-reviewed and available open access to anyone with an internet connection. 

These issues share important themes of social justice and education.

The International Journal of Lifelong Learning in Art Education (IJLLAE) published its third volume. The theme for the third volume of IJLLAE is “journeys,” in which the editors asked authors to consider what sort of life journey experiences they encountered when they engaged in collaborative art-based activities. IJLLAE is the official journal of the Lifelong Learning Special Interest Group of the National Art Education Association. Pamela Harris Lawton, Ph.D, from the VCU Department of Art Education is a co-founder of the journal and serves on the editorial board. For this issue Amy Keenan Amago, VCU Art Education Ph.D. candidate, served as an editorial reviewer. 

The Journal of Hip Hop Studies (JHHS) published Volume 7. The theme of this issue is “Twenty-First Century B.I.T.C.H. Frameworks: Hip Hop Feminism Comes of Age.” Editor-in-Chief Travis Harris, Ph.D., writes in the foreword that “This special issue highlights the particular oppressions Black women who are Hip Hop feminists face and the ways in which they thrive.” JHHS is an independent journal created and maintained by scholars from across the globe who are committed to publishing critically engaged, culturally relevant, rigorously researched and astute analyses of Hip Hop. 

The new issue from the Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations (JMSCE), Volume 16 (2020), is its first digital-only issue, and also marks the first release created and distributed through VCU Publishing. JMSCE is the official journal of the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition. Half of this volume contains a special issue, “A National Consortium for Synergistic Undergraduate Mathematics via Multi-institutional Interdisciplinary Teaching Partnerships (SUMMIT-P)," funded by the National Science Foundation. VCU connections to this journal include many faculty on the editorial board, including Editor Aimee J Ellington, Ph.D., Editorial Manager Karen Murphy, Ph.D., and Founding Editor P. N. Raychowdhury, Ph.D.

VCU Publishing partners with seven actively published journals. VCU Publishing welcomes other journal partners with VCU connections. Journal publishing services include platforms for peer-review and publication as well as digital preservation, DOI assignment, and publishing consultation. For more information contact Sam Byrd, Scholarly Publishing Librarian.

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