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The growing number of academic journals now hosted on the Commons includes:
A growing number of academic journals are now hosted on the Commons; contact our team to learn how the Commons can support your publishing project:

Journal of American Drama and Theatre (JADT)


Founded in 1989 and previously edited by Professors Vera Mowry Roberts, Jane Bowers, and David Savran, this widely acclaimed journal is now edited by Professors Naomi J. Stubbs and James F. Wilson. JADT publishes thoughtful and innovative work by leading scholars on theatre, drama, and performance in the U.S. – past and present. Provocative articles provide valuable insight and information on the heritage of American theatre, as well as its continuing contribution to world literature and the performing arts.

European Stages


For almost a quarter of a century, from 1969 until 2013 the journal Western European Stages provided one of the most detailed and comprehensive overviews of the season-by-season activities in this major part of the theatre world available anywhere in any language. From 1981 onward, parallel coverage of Eastern Europe was provided by its sister journal, Slavic and East European Performance, edited by the late Professor Daniel Gerould. …

The European continent has undergone radical changes during this quarter century. When WES was founded, Eastern and Western Europe were two quite distinct political and theatrical spheres. With the disappearance of the Russian control in the East, the rise of the European Union, and the rapid increase of productions combining the artists from a variety of countries, east and west, this cold war division today is largely an historical memory politically and theatrically. Thus, in 2013, these two journals combined their activities to reflect this more integrated continent, and metamorphosed into European Stages. We hope that the new, merged resource will continue to provide English-language readers with the most comprehensive source available on current theatre in this most important area of such activity.

Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy


The mission of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (ISSN 2166-6245) is to promote open scholarly discourse around critical and creative uses of digital technology in teaching, learning, and research. Educational institutions have often embraced instrumentalist conceptions and market-driven implementations of technology that overdetermine its uses in academic environments. Such approaches underestimate the need for critical engagement with the integration of technological tools into pedagogical practice. The JITP will endeavor to counter these trends by recentering questions of pedagogy in our discussions of technology in higher education. The journal will also work to change what counts as scholarship—and how it is presented, disseminated, and reviewed—by allowing contributors to develop their ideas, publish their work, and engage their readers using multiple formats.

We are committed first and foremost to teaching and learning, and intend that the journal itself—both in process and in product—provide opportunities to reveal, reflect on, and revise academic publication and classroom practice.

Hostos Review – Revista Hostosiana


Hostos Review/Revista Hostosiana is the Institute’s multilingual journal devoted to showcasing and disseminating contemporary literature by Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Latina/o, and Ibero-American writers in Spanish, English, and other languages.

The journal was created in 2004 with the goal of sustaining a quality publishing space and to support literary creation and exchange on topics that are fundamental to contemporary culture across the Americas. Since then, the journal has been published yearly in bilingual and monolingual issues.


JTDS – Journal of Teaching Disabilities Studies

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“The idea of this journal began at a Society for Disability Studies conference almost four years ago, when Beth Haller and I began a conversation about the need for a vehicle to encourage community and advance pedagogy in the field. Matthew Wangeman of Northern Arizona State and Suzanne Stolz, from San Diego State, were also part of that initial conversation. Around this time, Dr. Haller, Professor of Media and Mass Communication at Towson University, and Professor Wangeman created the Teaching Disability Studies Facebook page, which now has over 6,500 followers. Over the last few years, posts on that site became less focused on announcing publications or events and more focused on questions of disability studies pedagogy. Visitors to the site were seeking information about resources, assignments and course syllabi as they developed disability studies courses. It seemed as though the field was ready for a different, but related, vehicle to explore disability studies pedagogy.

When I began teaching in the early 1990’s at The City College, there were only a few programs in the country that offered disability studies courses. Now, according to the list maintained by Syracuse University, over 40 certificates, advanced certificates and degree programs have been developed.  In addition to the dedicated disability studies programs, an increasing number of disability studies courses are being offered in many other academic departments, from English and the social sciences, to music and information technology.

What is meant by the term ‘disability studies’ is in itself contested academic ground. Some courses and programs that identify as ‘disability studies’ fall on the more applied side of the spectrum, while many others are immersed in the humanities and disability theory. It is my hope that this journal will help all of us identify and explore pedagogy that prioritizes the experience of people with disabilities of all ages, uses the social model as grounding philosophy, and incorporates principles of universal design in assignment and course development and delivery.”


New Labor Forum

New Labor Forum is a national labor journal from the Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies and SAGE Publishing. Published three times a year, New Labor Forum provides a place for labor and its allies to test and debate new ideas. Learn more about us from the information below.

Who We Are

Read about us, view endorsements from prominent scholars and activists, view our masthead, or contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.

What We Do

Check out our current issue and read past issues from our archives. View our latest featured stories, hear from working-class voices. And be sure to view all of the wonderful poetry and arts contributions.

Get Involved

Interested in writing for us? View our submission guidelines, and be sure to contact us with any questions.

Looking for other ways to get involved? Feel free to drop by one of our upcoming events. And be sure to sign up for our mailing list, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter, to stay in the loop on the latest New Labor Forum news and information.

Enclave – Revista de creación literaria en español.


Enclave tiene como objetivo difundir el trabajo literario en español en los Estados Unidos desde Nueva York y, más concretamente, desde la City University of New York (CUNY). Igualmente, divulgar la obra de los autores y artistas del mundo hispánico, a fin de generar un diálogo que dinamice la proyección de nuestra cultura, dentro y fuera del ámbito norteamericano, y promueva el intercambio con otras publicaciones literarias del circuito internacional. En este número, el material gráfico ha estado a cargo del artista chileno Felipe Érrez Èras y de la escultora argentina Betina Sor, aproximándonos con sus obras a las expresiones del ser, a fin de crear conciencia acerca de los males exteriores y los fantasmas interiores que afectan a los individuos en esta contemporaneidad, plagada de violencia, especialmente contra los integrantes más frágiles de nuestras sociedades.




Nora Glickman (Queens College)

Alejandro Varderi (BMCC).

Diagramación y diseño:

Marcos Wasem (ANEP-CFE, Uruguay).

Enclave está auspiciada por el CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences.