Web Journals and Newsletters

The following electronic journals and newsletters (e-zines) are published on the world wide web, and for the most part do not require a subscription to access them. The selected listing here is small and focuses on titles related to the social sciences. Titles are listed in alphabetical order.

Note: Some items may be in PDF format and require the Adobe Reader in order to view them.

Electronic Journals and Newsletters (E-zines)

Action News
This newsletter is published by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and focuses on Canadian issues and policies around addiction and substance abuse.

Addiction Treatment Forum
This newsletter provides current news on substance abuse and addiction research wtih an emphasis on methadone treatment. The newslettter is “made possible by an educational grant from Mallinckrodt Inc., St. Louis, MO, a manufacturer of methadone & naltrexone. It is research, written, produced, and distributed by an independent medical communications agency, Lanmark Group, Inc., Schaumburg, IL.”

AdvoCasey (Ceased after vol. 7, no. 1, Winter 2005).
SEE NEW TITLE:Casey Connects Newsletter
A semi-annual policy magazine published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation “to highlight issues and policies that affect the lives of children and families in the United States. AdvoCasey seeks to document programs and strategies that work for kids and families through in-depth feature stories and essays that combine hard data and human insight.” –From website. The last issue on the website for this title is vol. 7, no. 1, Winter 2005.

Advocate’s Forum
From the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, this publication is a social work journal managed entirely by SSA students with support from their Office of External Affairs.

Advocates’ Guide to Housing and Community Development Policy
“Provide housing advocates with a comprehensive overview of the most relevant housing and related programs at the federal level, as well as information related to the community planning process.”–Website.

Age in Action
A 20-page quarterly published jointly by the Virginia Center on Aging and the Virginia Department for the Aging. Its target audience includes professionals in the field of aging, gerontologists, geriatricians, health professionals and administrators, adult home and community professionals, and others interested in aging-related education and research in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Alcohol Research & Health
Formerly: Alcohol, Health & Research World
This quarterly publication is produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The full-text of articles is available from 1994 forward. Hardcopy of this title is available in the Harris Library.

Alliance for Children & Families Magazine
First published in spring 2001, the Alliance for Children & Families Magazine is a national magazine published four times per year that includes feature articles by Alliance members and staff. The articles are chosen based on whether they cover various topics of interest to nonprofit human services and inform other audiences and peers of the innovative practices taking place at Alliance member agencies. Click on the Current Issue or Past Issues links to view content.

American Prospect (Online)
A liberal oriented magazine devoted to “…a renewal of America’s democratic traditions by presenting a practical and convincing vision of liberal philosophy, politics, and public life.” This web version offers selected articles and features from the print edition.

The American Psychoanalyst
This quarterly newsletter is published by the American Psychoanalytic Association, a professional organization of psychoanalysts throughout the United States. The entire newsletter is available in PDF format.

Appalachia Magazine (Ceased in 2008)
This journal on regional development is published by the Appalachian Regional Commission. The Commission is a federal-state partnership that works with the people of Appalachia around improving economic development and quality of life.

Asia-Pacific Education Researcher
This is an international refereed journal of original research in education, published triannually by the Academic Publications Office, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. It aims principally to provide a venue for the publication of empirical and theoretical studies in education, with emphasis on the experiences of successful educational systems in the Asia-Pacific Region and of the national educational systems therein that are presently underrepresented in the research literature. –Website

Asia-Pacific Social Science Review
The Asia-Pacific Social Science Review (APSSR) is an internationally refereed journal published biannually by the College of Liberal Arts, De La Salle University-Manila (Philippines). It aims to advance and deepen the study of social sciences in Asia and the Pacific. The APSSR provides a venue for social scientists, policymakers, and practitioners to articulate, ventilate, and argue key questions and concerns towards a better understanding of social science disciplines and their impact on broad development issues.–Website

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Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology
Published by the Bangladesh Sociological Society, this publication is a peer-reviewed semiannual electronic journal in PDF format. The society is an academic, non-profit organization based at the University of Dhaka.

Behavior and Social Issues
This electronic journal is published by the University Library of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Sponsored by the Behaviorists for Social Responsibility, BSI is edited by Professor Mark A. Mattaini of the UIC Jane Addams College of Social Work. “…A peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that serves as a primary scholarly outlet for articles that advance the analysis of human social behavior, particularly with regard to understanding and influencing important social problems.” –From website.

A quarterly in PDF format published by the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science. Hardcopy of most issues is available in the Harris Library.

Casey Connects Newsletter(Formerly: AdvoCasey)
A quarterly newsletter in PDF format published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation which documents their work across the country to help vulnerable children and families succeed. View online or sign up for a free electronic subscription.

Catalyst Ohio
Formerly: Catalyst Cleveland.
Formerly: Catalyst For Cleveland Schools.
Produced by Urban School News this newsletter “is an independent publication created to document, analyze and support school improvement efforts in Cleveland’s public schools.” As Catalyst Ohio this newsletter will “report on the issues facing not only Cleveland schools but all of Ohio’s eight major urban districts.” –Quotes from website and newsletter. Title change effective with vol. 9, no. 1, Sept./Oct. 2007. Hardcopy available in the Harris Library.

Child Care Bulletin
This quarterly is “published by the National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC) on a quarterly basis under the direction of the Child Care Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”–From website. Publication is available online from 1995 -2009.

Child Indicator
Each issue includes articles about projects and programs using child and youth indicators. This newsletter is produced by Child Trends, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies children, youth, and families through research, data collection, and data analysis. The site by Child Trends is also worth browsing for other information.

Childhood in Africa
Published by the Institute for the African Child, Ohio University. “Childhood in Africa: An Interdisciplinary Journal (CAJ) is the only open access, peer reviewed journal specifically focused on issues and topics related to children in Africa. CAJ is designed to foster a free exchange of ideas between African scholars and scholars around the world…” — website.

Childhoods Today
Begun in 2007, it is a “new e-journal published, bi-annually in the first instance, by the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, and supported by the Worldwide Universities Network. It is an open access journal. … The aim of the journal is to publish high quality empirical and theoretical work by up-and-coming researchers in the field of childhood studies and to provide a reference for others working in this and related fields.”–Website

Children’s Bureau Express
The Children’s Bureau Express “covers news, issues, and trends of interest to professionals and policy makers in the interrelated fields of child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption.” Supported by the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this newsletter is published by the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Of special interest is the subscription to the e-mail service that will let you know when the site is updated. (From the navigation bar on the left-hand side, click on the Free Subscriptions tab in the Tools section.) The service will be an excellent reminder to review the site for practical and up-to-date information from the U.S. Health & Human Services’ Administration for Children & Families. [Entry contributed by Professor Elizabeth Tracy.]

Children’s Monitor
Published by the Child Welfare League of America this newsletter covers information on federal legislation and policy affecting children, youth, and families. You can also sign up to receive issues via e-mail.

This newsletter is produced by the Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition. Issues of this monthly are available online only back through January 2009. Their fundamental mission is to build community leadership and empower residents to take charge of their neighborhoods and create healthy, sustainable places to live and work.

COSSA Washington Update
This biweekly newsletter, published by the Consortium of Social Science Associations, covers “Federal policies and debates relevant to social and behavioral scientists; Sources of federal support for research,” and “The administration’s funding request for each fiscal year in a special budget issue.” –From website. Issues are in PDF format and require the Adobe Reader.

Current Research in Social Psychology
This free electronic journal is peer reviewed and deals with all aspects of social psychology.

Current Research Journal of Social Sciences
This free electronic journal is published by Maxwell Science Publication. Begun in 2009 it is also listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals. It is a “scholarly open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary and fully refereed journal focusing on theories, methods and applications in social sciences and humanities research.” –website.

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DD Quarterly
(Ceased after Winter 2012 edition.)
A quarterly newsletter published by the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council (ODDC). The ODDC is “a planning and advocacy body committed to community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities.” –From website. To obtain current information of Ohio DD Council activities, you can continue to follow them on their website and on their Facebook page.

Early Childhood Research and Practice
This peer-reviewed electronic journal is sponsored by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education. It covers topics related to “the development, care, and education of children from birth to approximately age 8.” Articles focus on practice-related research.

Electronic Journal of Sociology
The Electronic Journal of Sociology (EJS) is an international online journal. The Electronic Journal of Sociology is a refereed outlet for publication of scholarly research that makes an original contribution to the advancement of sociological knowledge. It encompasses the broad range from macro works and micro case studies. –From website.

Focal Point
This free semiannual bulletin is produced by the Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health, Portland State University, Portland Oregon.

FOCUS (Institute for Research on Poverty)
“The purpose of Focus is to provide coverage of poverty-related research, events, and issues, and to acquaint a large audience with the work of the Institute for Research on Poverty by means of short essays on selected pieces of research.” –From website.

Focus on Goodwill
This quarterly newsletter is published by Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, Inc., and reports on their activities.

Future of Children
Each issue of this quarterly journal published by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation focuses on a current research and policy issue relating to the well-being of children. Adobe Acrobat Reader required. Hardcopy is available in the Harris Library.

Primarily a Spanish text publication (with a few articles in English), this publication provides commentary on the world economy, social movements and cultural criticism.

GVN Newsletter
Published by the Global Volunteer Network this newsletter keeps current and prospective volunteers up to date with the programs offered and news from the GVN office. It covers opportunities to participate in a variety of educational, environmental and community aid programs. Note this is a New Zealand based organization.

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The HeartBeat Newsletter
The Newsletter of the Public Children Services Association of Ohio. The PCSAO is a private nonprofit association of the county public children services agencies and departments of job and family services agencies charged with preventing child abuse and neglect in Ohio. While on the site also check out their Legislative Issues section covering the Ohio General Assembly which includes a house bill and senate bill tracking.

ICSW European Region Newsletter
(Ceased in 2007)
The The Newsletter of ICSW European Region was published quarterly by Danish Council on Social Welfare. Available on the International Council on Social Welfare website, the contributions are on social welfare from all sectors of the international community. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the links to recent newsletters and a link to the archives. The last issue published was in 2007.

IDEA: A journal of social issues
This electronic journal is “created for the exchange of ideas related mainly, to cults, mass movements, autocratic power, war, genocide, democide, holocaust, and murder.” –From website.

Insight Into Diversity
(Formerly: Affirmative Action Register)
This is a leading national equal opportunity employment magazine and website that connects employers to professionals who are seeking jobs.Hard copy is available in the Harris Library.

International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies
Begun in 2010 and published by The University of Victoria in Canada, “The International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (IJCYFS) is a peer reviewed, open access, interdisciplinary, cross-national journal that is committed to scholarly excellence in the field of research about and services for children, youth, families and their communities.”–Website. This title is available through the Directory of Open-Access Journals.

International Journal of Conflict and Violence
The International Journal of Conflict and Violence (IJCV) is an online “peer-reviewed periodical for scientific exchange and public dissemination of the latest academic research on conflict and violence.” The IJCV is published semi-annually, in spring and in fall. Each issue focuses on one specific topic while also including articles on other issues. The IJCV is open-access: all articles are available to all on the internet, free of charge and without restriction.

Journal of Comparative Social Work
This journal is published biannually by the University of Nordland, Bodo, Norway. “This journal publishes articles on subjects of importance for social work with a special emphasis on comparative research.”–Website. This title is available through the Directory of Open-Access Journals.

Journal of Global Social Work Practice
This journal is “a peer-reviewed, open access, electronic journal focusing on international social work practice. JGSWP is a forum for Global Exchange.”–Website. Published twice a year in May/June
and November/December the journal began in November/December 2008.

Journal of Indigenous Social Development
This peer-reviewed electronic only journal is published by the University of Hawaii at Manoa and started in 2012. It was formerly called The Journal of Indigenous Voices in Social Work and is “committed to advancing education, practice, research and policymaking relevant to indigenous peoples’ social and economic wellbeing.”–Website.

Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics (JSWVE)
This open-access tri-annual journal which began in 2004 “examines the ethical and values issues that impact and are interwoven with social work practice, research, and theory development. JSWVE addresses ethical and value issues that encompass the full range of social problems and issues that social workers encounter. The journal provides the necessary historical perspectives on the development of social work values and ethics, as well as present articles providing value and ethical dilemmas stemming from state-of-the-art developments.”–Website

Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research (JSSWR)
“A peer-reviewed, online periodical that is the official publication of the Society for Social Work and Research. JSSWR was created as an open-access journal … to address the evolving demands of social work practice and public policy for rapid access to research-based knowledge.” It is “committed to the central role of research in the context of an increasing emphasis on evidence-based practice.” — Website. This is a brand new journal, currently biannual, with two issues published to-date.

LINKS: Minority Research & Training
The newsletter of the National Institute of Aging’s Work Group on Minority Aging.

MSASS Action
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations publishes the “MSASS Action” newsletter to showcase the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, its students, alumni and faculty. Hardcopy is available in the Harris Library.

The Mental Health Social Worker
This newsletter at MHSW.org is a news aggregator site that pulls items from many different sources related to the field of social work. Topics may include practice, advocacy, education, careers, ethics, research, and new developments. There is an archive of the issues (see last box in right column).

Monthly Labor Review Online
Produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, this is the online equivalent of the printed Monthly Labor Review. You can read an abstract, excerpt or the full-text of an article. Links to related BLS programs are embedded in the articles.

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The New Social Worker Online
This quarterly publication is focused on social work students and recent graduates. The issues include information on the social work profession, features on practice specialties, articles on ethics, book reviews and features on field placement issues.

News, Notes & Notices
This PDF format newsletter is published almost monthly by the Ohio Schools Council and Greater Cleveland School Superintendents’ Association.

The NonProfit Times
“The NonProfit Times, published 24 times a year, is read by over 34,000 full time nonprofit executive management around the country. Each issue is packed with hard hitting and useful business information on managing their organizations more effectively.” –From the website. For back issues check out the Issue Library link at the bottom of the page. Hardcopy is available in the Harris Library.

Philanthropy News Digest
This weekly newsletter is produced by the Foundation Center and focuses on grantmaking and philanthropy. It also provides a continuously updated list of RFPs.

Planning & Action
This newsletter is published by the Center for Community Solutions [formerly the Federation for Community Planning] in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to local news and articles each issue also includes a map and current data about one of the various Cleveland Statistical Planning Areas.

Population Reports
This quarterly journal presented an overview of developments in family planning and related health issues, with an international focus. It was published by the Information & Knowledge for Optimal Health (INFO) Project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. It is available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

The Public Agenda
This newsletter is produced by Public Agenda (PA), a nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization. PA has addressed a wide range of issues through its research and citizen education work, including school and health care reform, national security, AIDS, crime, economic competitiveness and the environment. Current and back issues are available in PDF format and the Adobe Reader is required.

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The Qualitative Report
This peer-reviewed online journal is produced by Nova Southeastern University. The journal is “dedicated to qualitative research and critical inquiry.” Both current and back issues are available. You can “subscribe” for free to receive e-mail notification of the latest issue.

Research Perspectives on Migration
This quarterly newsletter provides information on United States immigration and refugee issues and is targeted at policy makers, journalists and advocates.

The Roundtable
Now available only electronically this newsletter is published by the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Adoption. The mission of the Center “is to assist States, Tribes and other federally funded child welfare agencies in building their capacity to ensure the safety, well being, and permanency of abused and neglected children through adoption and post legal adoption services program planning, policy development and practice.” –From website.

SAMI Matters
The newsletter of the Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence (Ohio SAMI CCOE), a “technical-assistance organization that promotes knowledge development and the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for the treatment and recovery of people with mental illness.” The Ohio SAMI CCOE is “a program of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University, which is a partnership between the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case and the Department of Psychiatry at the Case School of Medicine. The partnership is in collaboration with and supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. The Ohio SAMI CCOE works cooperatively with the Ohio Supported Employment CCOE, which is also a program of the Center for EBPs at Case.”–From website. Hardcopy is available in the Harris Library. There is also a link to the electronic copy from the library catalog.

Seeds Of Change
The quarterly newsletter of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry serving as a link between the programs of LMM, the people served and the individuals and organizations participating in the ministry. Seeds is mailed to individuals and organizations in February, May, August and November.Hardcopy is available in the Harris Library.

Less a newsletter per se and more a series of articles, the site describes SelfhelpMagazine as “a service-oriented, educational forum written by behavioral health-care professionals, students and our readership.”

Sexual Offender Treatment
The official journal of the International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO). It is an international peer reviewed journal open to all scientists and practitioners researching sexual abuse. Begun in 2006 it is published in English by Pabst Science Publishers (Germany). It is currently biannual.

Social Development Review
[Ceased after vol. 8, no. 3, Sept.-Dec. 2004]
This quarterly publication was produced by the International Council on Social Welfare and covered a broad range of social development issues. The Review is found on the ICSW website under Publications. [Click on the arrow next to thePublications link on the left side of the screen.] Hardcopy is available in the Harris Library.

Social Policy Report
The Social Policy Report is a newsletter of the Society for Research in Child Development (a nonprofit association organized to promote multidisciplinary research in the field of human development). The full text of selected articles/issues (in PDF) is available on this site.

Social Work & Society : The International Online-Only Journal
(ISSN 1613-8953). This online journal, using English as its standard language, is not distributed in hard
copy. Hosted by the Center for Social Service Studies at the University of Bielefeld in Germany, it is a peer-reviewed journal published three times a year. One can sign up to receive the table of contents by e-mail. “It is an Open Access Publication that is available free of charge. It consists of sections for papers, research reports and book reviews, a forum section with country notes, documents and announcements, a section for critical essays, social reports and country reports and the online-forum SociaList for comments and discussion. The journal aims to engage in truly international debate by including discussants from countries all over the world. In doing so, it is committed to constructing discursive relationships between research, theory, education and practice.”–From website.

Social Work Today
Sign up for this free email e-Newsletter. Formerly online and now available via email this newsmagazine is “committed to enhancing the entire social work profession by exploring its difficult issues, new challenges, proud past, and current successes in a concise, intelligent, and artistically exciting way.” –From the website. Hardcopy is available in the Harris Library.

SSA Magazine
This magazine “…is published biannually in the fall and spring by the School of Social Service Administration for alumni and friends of the School. It serves as a primary vehicle for communicating news and information about the School and the fields of social work and social welfare with a broad audience.”–From website.

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Teaching Tolerance
“Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance provides educators with free educational materials that promote respect for differences and appreciation of diversity in the classroom and beyond. Published twice a year, Teaching Tolerance magazine showcases innovative tolerance initiatives in schools across the country.”–From website.

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Directory of Open Access Journals
Recently launched and hosted by Lund University Libraries, this site is supported by the Information Project of the Open Society Institute and SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). This directory contains information about 7558 journals with 3675 journals searchable at article level. 771521 articles are included in the DOAJ service. These journals are freely available on the web.

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