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Publisher: Ubiquity Press Limited   (Total: 36 journals)   [Sort by number of followers]

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Ancient Asia     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Archaeology Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Architectural Histories     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Belgian J. of Radiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of the History of Archaeology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comics Grid : J. of Comics Scholarship     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Data Science J.     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.244, h-index: 11)
Glocality     Open Access  
Glossa : A J. of General Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Insights : the UKSG journal     Open Access   (Followers: 108, SJR: 0.204, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Integrated Care     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.746, h-index: 9)
Intl. Review of Social Psychology / Revue Intl.e de Psychologie Sociale     Open Access  
J. of Circadian Rhythms     Open Access   (SJR: 0.877, h-index: 20)
J. of Conservation and Museum Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
J. of European Psychology Students     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Interactive Media in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
J. of Molecular Signaling     Open Access   (SJR: 1.705, h-index: 23)
J. of Open Archaeology Data     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
J. of Open Humanities Data     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
J. of Open Psychology Data     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
J. of Open Research Software     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
J. of Portuguese Linguistics     Open Access  
Laboratory Phonology : J. of the Association for Laboratory Phonology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Le foucaldien     Open Access  
MaHKUscript. J. of Fine Art Research     Open Access  
Open Health Data     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Open J. of Bioresources     Open Access  
Open Quaternary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Papers from the Institute of Archaeology     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Present Pasts     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Psychologica Belgica     Open Access   (SJR: 0.224, h-index: 23)
Secularism and Nonreligion     Open Access  
Stability : Intl. J. of Security and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Utrecht J. of Intl. and European Law     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Worldwide Waste : J. of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access  
Journal Cover Comics Grid : Journal of Comics Scholarship
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  • Enacting Graphic Mark-Making: A Review of A Theory of Narrative
           Drawing

    • Abstract: A Theory of Narrative Drawing, by Simon Grennan, Palgrave Macmillan; XII, 277 pages, 16 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour; eBook ISBN 978-1-137-51844-6;
      DOI : https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-51844-6; Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-52165-1 This review in graphic form responds to Simon Grennan’s 2017 monograph ‘A Theory of Narrative Drawing’, describing its form and key ideas, and commenting on its contribution to the field, whilst enacting the graphic mark-making which is its focus. The review concludes that though some more framing material would have been useful for readers, the book repays a second reading and makes an invaluable contribution to the view of comics as an active process of meaning-making. Published on 2018-03-26 17:58:09
       
  • Farting Jellyfish and Synergistic Opportunities: The Story and Evaluation
           of Newcastle Science Comic

    • Abstract: The three Newcastle Science Comic anthologies – Science FACT-ion, Asteroid Belter, and Spineless – contain 63 pages of original comics by 84 contributors, as collaborations between science researchers and comics creators. They form a total of 30,000 printed copies and three digital editions, all free to read.This article in comics form (1) tells the story of the Newcastle Science Comic project with insights into the process of making these collaborative comics, which included not only institutional support from Newcastle University 2012–2016 but also individual and collective interest in research-comics collaborations; (2) explores what it means to meaningfully evaluate a science comic, and presents qualitative and quantitative evidence for the success of these anthologies with a focus on readers’ responses to the comics; (3) uses the Generic Learning Outcomes (GLOs) framework (Research Centre for Museums and Galleries 2003) to provide a shared language for comics readers, comics creators, and research/heritage institutions to evaluate the success of this applied comics project.Findings are presented in two stages: first an ad-hoc evaluation of Asteroid Belter as a practice-led project, then main findings from a qualitative questionnaire (n = 77) using GLOs to ask readers what they remembered, liked about, and learned from Spineless. Responses show readers’ interest in the science content and/or the comics form, and in the combination of content and form as science comics.Although other frameworks and other data collection methods might gather richer data, this use of GLOs supported an initial exploration of readers’ feedback on science comics using shared and accessible language. This is in keeping with our editorial team’s progression from making science comics to see if we could, to a more systematic approach to planning, delivering, and meaningfully evaluating large-scale comics projects for public engagement with science research and in museum contexts. Published on 2018-03-20 13:34:02
       
  • “I am a Teacher”: Early Career Teachers in High Needs Schools

    • Abstract: As many as half of the new teachers who begin each year will leave either the school or the profession of teaching within five years. In underperforming districts and in schools with low resources, the retention among teachers is even worse (Ingersoll, 2010; Ingersoll & May, 2011). This comic examines a group of early career teachers; their experiences demonstrate the challenges and opportunities that are the reality for many new teachers entering high needs schools. The major themes that were uncovered included culture, success and failures, and work satisfaction. We conclude that the use of the comic representation is important in conveying the thoughts and feelings of these teachers. Published on 2018-03-20 13:26:33
       
  • Paradoxes of Innovation in French Digital Comics

    • Abstract: The word ‘innovative’ and its lexical field of novelty are often used to market digital comics. This obsession with everything new implies a specific link to the past. Anything which breaks with prior methods or forms of graphic creation becomes innovative. However, the formal evolution of French digital comics does not match with this linear pattern of innovation. This paper presents an analysis of the idea of innovation in relation to the long-term history of French digital comics creation. Whilst the technical means of graphic creation have improved since the 1980s, does that necessarily mean that the form and aesthetics of digital comics have evolved simultaneously' What is the role played by traditional printed comics in the aesthetic evolution of digital comics' Starting with the 1990s, it is not the potentiality but the reality of technological innovation that we will try to understand through time. Published on 2018-03-20 12:29:33
       
  • On the Pleasure of Coding Interface Narratives

    • Abstract: The practice of coding directly confronts the comics creator with digital technology in a way that can prove fruitful for the making and understanding of digital comics. This paper presents a personal critical reflection on the author’s own creative practice, addressing three theoretical and practical issues that mark the relationship between coding, interface and narrative in the creation of digital comics: the writing of the interface, the critical approach to the digital tool, and the inscription of the ‘reader-actor’ into the interface of the digital text. Published on 2018-02-14 15:21:34
       
  • We’re All YA Now: A Review of Graphic Novels for Children and Young
           Adults

    • Abstract: Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays, edited by Michelle Ann Abate and Gwen Athene Tarbox, University Press of Mississippi, 352 pages, 2017, ISBN 978-1-4968-1167-7 This article is a review of Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays, edited by Michelle Ann Abate and Gwen Athene Tarbox (University Press of Mississippi, 2017). Filling a significant gap in current scholarly research in comic studies, the collection will appeal to a wide range of scholars and educators. The review argues that reading this collection is less of a chore and more of a joyful journey of discovery. Published on 2018-01-30 17:41:23
       
  • Raiding the Superhero Wardrobe: A Review of The Superhero Costume –
           Identity and Disguise in Fact and Fiction

    • Abstract: The Superhero Costume – Identity and Disguise in Fact and Fiction, B. Brownie and D. Graydon, Bloomsbury Academic, 192 pages, 2016, 15 b/w images, ISBN: 978-1472595904 This review provides a costume designer’s reading of The Superhero Costume – Identity and Disguise in Fact and Fiction by Barbara Brownie and Danny Graydon (Bloomsbury, 2016). This book explores the superhero costume within comics, films and its translation into real life, and shows how difficult it is to stitch the line between symbolism and practicality, spectacle and realism, and ultimately between fiction and fact. While there remains some unevenness in how the gender of superheroes makes a difference to the costume and there is a lack of a useful conclusion as far as academic books go, this book discusses a lot of issues that could (and should) inform the designs within a superhero’s wardrobe. Published on 2018-01-17 14:12:04
       
  • Comics Activism: An Interview with Comics Artist and Activist Kate Evans

    • Abstract: This is an interview with comics artist Kate Evans, author of Red Rosa (2015) and Threads: From the Refugee Experience (2017), as well as a number of other comics, about her recent work, which operates at the intersection of several of the most exciting genre developments in comics in recent years. In the interview Evans reflects on recent shifts in comics journalism, as well as other trends in the field such as the rise of graphic memoir, through examples taken from Evans’s own work as well as that of Joe Sacco, Lynda Barry, Alison Bechdel and others. Published on 2017-11-17 14:02:13
       
  • Illusion, Kayfabe, and Identity Performance in Box Brown and Brandon
           Easton’s Andre the Giant Graphic Biographies

    • Abstract: Drawing on Bourdieu’s concept of ‘the biographical illusion’ and Eakin’s concept of the ‘relational self’, this article explores the ways in which the conventions of wrestling add new layers of multimodal storytelling in Box Brown and Brandon Easton’s Andre the Giant graphic biographies. Through textual and visual analyses, the article argues that Easton’s first-person narration blurs the relationship between biographical writer and subject to create an intimate portrait of Andre as a conflicted individual. Conversely, the article shows how Brown’s referential narration refuses entry into Andre’s inner life while illustrating the entanglements of the self with others.  Published on 2017-11-17 13:54:24
       
  • Cap the Chameleon: A Review of Captain America, Masculinity, and
           Violence

    • Abstract: Captain America, Masculinity, and Violence: The Evolution of a National Icon, by J. Richard Stevens, Syracuse University Press, 376 pages, 6 . 9, 2015, ISBN 978-0-8156-3395-2; ebook 978-0-8156-5320-2 This article favourably reviews Captain America, Masculinity, and Violence: The Evolution of a National Icon (Stevens 2015) and offers some suggestions for further research. The review explores the ways in which the book offers insights into one of the most popular characters in comics and also gestures towards the work scholars of mainstream American superhero comics must tackle in the future. Published on 2017-11-16 15:59:15
       
 
 
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