Students Publish Collaborative Academic Journal

by Natalia Kirychuk, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University’s Centennial Library will be publishing a new online student academic journal in November in collaboration with the professional writing and information design program. Students will be able to submit their written works for a chance to be published in the new journal, titled “Channels: Where Disciplines Meet.”

Cedarville’s Digital Commons online archive currently publishes six journals covering topics in music, bio-ethics and pharmacy. “Channels” will be open to students from all disciplines. 
“The main goal of the journal is to provide the students who are working on it an opportunity to get some real experience,” said Greg Martin, digital commons director and associate professor of library science. “It also gives the rest of the student body an opportunity to be published.”

Students can submit their work online with a faculty sponsor, and the work will then be reviewed by faculty members. The journal will publish two online editions per year, but will also feature a print-on-demand option. 

“The journal is an opportunity to show prospective students, donors or any outside audience the kind of work being done at Cedarville. It’s something that students can be proud of,” said Martin.

The first issue of “Channels” will feature 10 articles based on senior capstone projects from spring 2016, and will represent five different schools and departments: English, Literature, and Modern Languages; Biblical and Theological Studies; History and Government; Engineering and Computer Science and Communication

The journal staff consists of professional writing and information design students, with oversight provided by the Digital Commons staff and professional writing and information design faculty. 

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,760 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.