Here are the WMU journals that have been set up in the ScholarWorks journal format:
Here are a few good examples of journals at other instituions on the Digital Commons platform.
To set up online journal in Digital Commons:
Other things to consider:
To alleviate confusion on numbering and labeling issues of a journal or newsletter, here are a few guidelines:
VOLUME - designates a full year of a publication. In academia this usually means an academic year, from September to August or Fall -Winter - Spring - Summer, but can also be a calendar year - January to December. Volumes are very nice indicators on how long a publication has been around. Continuous volume numbering can also string together a series of publications that have changed names over the years, such as departmental newsletters.
ISSUE or NUMBER - within a volume, issues are often numbered. A typical cycle for scholarly journals is quarterly, # 1 - fall, #2 - winter, #3 - spring, #4 - summer. Newsletters may be sporadic and numbering them helps us know if we have all the issues. If there will be only one issue a year, no issue number is necessary.
MONTH or SEASON - each publisher decides the frequency of their publication, and can add a month or season to each issue. If there will be no more than four issues in a year, season designations work well. If there will be more, or they will not be evenly spaced out over the year, then month designations may be more appropriate. It can be confusing if months and seasons are mixed, such as issue #2 Spring and #3 April.
YEAR - each issue needs a designated year, especially if a volume spans two calendar years.
ScholarWorks can ealisty accomodate and archive various newsletters and magazines, that describe the research and creative activities being done around campus. The top link provides a list of such publications in other institutions, the rest are links to some of those at WMU.