Journal Collections

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

ISSN 1932-9253

The International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education (IJARE) is dedicated to advancing the knowledge and practices of aquatic professionals worldwide.

This peer-reviewed quarterly scholarly journal publishes significant non-competitive evidence-based aquatic research findings, articulates unique and innovative ideas in aquatics, challenges current practices and proposed changes, and disseminates information about the latest and best use of aquatic equipment, facilities, and practices.

International ResearchScape Journal (International Studies)

ISSN 2372-1774

The International ResearchScape Journal seeks to encourage research with an international focus among undergraduate students at Bowling Green State University.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association (Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies, School of)

ISSN 2376-9289

Welcome to the Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association. The JSMAHS is a peer-reviewed, open-access, scholarly, online journal dedicated to the exploration of sports medicine and allied health professional practice, research, and education. The JSMAHS continues to welcome manuscripts from first time and seasoned authors who have the desire to share knowledge through the dissemination of published works online..

Personnel Assessment and Decisions (Psychology)

ISSN 2377-8822

Personnel Assessment and Decisions is the official journal of the International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC). The journal welcomes any studies or reviews related to staffing organizations and assessing its members. This might include (but is not limited to) research on:

  • applicant recruitment and assessment
  • selection tools (e.g., interviews, tests, work samples)
  • selection decisions
  • on-boarding and training
  • job search and choice
  • performance assessment and employee development
  • job analysis and competency modeling
Considerable emphasis will be placed on applied research that is novel, accessible, important, and newsworthy (think Psychological Science for personnel psychology). Articles should have practical relevance and be of broad interest.

News (10/30/15) We have added some resources for authors and reviewers in the left sidebar. Feel free to check them out!

News (1/16/15) Since introducing the journal, we have received a number of high-quality submissions. Given the nature of a minority of submissions we received, a new subsection entitled “Practitioner Demonstration Projects” was added to the Measurement & Measures section.

About Journal Publishing

What type of journals can be included in ScholarWorks@BGSU?

University Libraries hosts and publishes open access journals with a BGSU affiliation. The BGSU affiliation could be through its faculty, students, programs, or centers. All student-led publications must have a faculty sponsor. Though peer-reviewed, scholarly journals are expected to be the norm, proposals for practitioner journals, magazines and newsletters will all be considered.

What does it mean to publish an open access journal?

Readers can access an open access journal’s content online at no cost. Peer-reviewed open access journals expose research to a global community and allow researchers from any organization to participate in scholarly activities without barriers.

What are the fees associated with publishing a journal on ScholarWorks@BGSU?

There are no fees for publishing a journal on ScholarWorks@BGSU, though new journals must have an affiliation with BGSU (for example, a member of the editorial board who is BGSU faculty and is willing to participate in the set-up process).

How do I begin the process?

When you are ready, complete a ScholarWorks@BGSU Journal Proposal Form. At this point, you will need to meet readiness requirements, which include a journal name, the journal aims & scope, a managing editor, an editorial board, and publication procedures. If your proposal is accepted (1-2 weeks), you will then go through the following steps:

  1. Meet with a ScholarWorks@BGSU representative (1-2 weeks)
  2. Complete a Memorandum of Understanding (1 week)
  3. Work with library staff and bepress to design the look and feel of your journal website (4-6 weeks)
  4. Complete bepress platform training (2 weeks)
  5. Write/refine your journal policies and add them to the journal’s demo site (2-4 weeks)
  6. Launch the journal and put out a Call for Papers!

See the Process for Publishing a Journal in ScholarWorks@BGSU for detailed information about each step.

How will people find your journal?

ScholarWorks@BGSU is on the bepress Digital Commons platform, which is optimized to provide higher results through search engines such as Google. University Libraries will apply for an ISSN for your journal, make application for your journal to be listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) if appropriate, and assign digital object identifiers (DOIs) to each article as issues are published. DOAJ content is available in a number of standard library databases and search tools.

Additional Questions?

See the Process for Publishing a Journal in ScholarWorks@BGSU for more detailed information about what to expect from the journal publishing process. Please contact Emily Gattozzi () if you have specific questions about journal publishing on ScholarWorks@BGSU or you would like to discuss your journal.