HOW TO DO A RESEARCH PROJECT — COLIN ROBSON

Free access full-text journals

This is a selected list of journals where the full text of their articles are freely available to all via the Web (in some cases the most recent numbers of the journals are only available to subscribers).

These journals are listed here primarily as a resource for readers who do not have membership of an academic library (through which many more mainstream journals can usually be accessed, either in print or e-journal format).

It is a very mixed bag, some covering mainstream areas and topics, others verging on the weird and wonderful. However, I have found some very interesting and worthwhile articles in their pages, and I am sure that by diligent searching in journals which seem as though they may be relevant to your project, you will do the same.

The Directory of Open Access Journals http://www.doaj.org/ operated by Lund University Library in Sweden has a more extensive wide-ranging list of free, (mainly) full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. They are mostly in English. Subjects under 'social sciences' include anthropology, education, ethnology, gender studies, library and information science, media and communication, psychology, sociology, sports science and general social sciences (124 journals), other subjects covered include agriculture and food sciences, arts and architecture, biology and life sciences, business and economics, earth and environmental sciences, general works, health sciences, history and archaeology, languages and literatures, law and political science, mathematics and statistics, philosophy and religion, and technology and engineering.

The list here is limited to journals published mainly or exclusively in English, where it is possible to get free access to the full text of articles without the need for a library or other subscription.

Apologies if any links donít work. They all did when this material was prepared, but things change on the Web. If a link given to a journal does not work, try typing the journal title into your search engine.

General, non-subject specific journals are listed first, followed by those in different subject areas.

General journals

Action Research International (ARI). A refereed journal on the subject of action research. The journal is sponsored by the Institute of Workplace Research Learning and Development within the School of Social and Workplace Development and by Southern Cross University Press. http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/gcm/ar/ari/arihome.html

The Anthropologist. An Indian journal publishing original articles in 'the interdisciplinary field of Human Science' (includes psychology, economics, sports sciences, tourism, etc as well as anthropology). http://www.krepublishers.com/KRE-New-J/index.html

Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research (FQS). A peer-reviewed multilingual online journal for qualitative research. The main aim of FQS is to promote discussion and co-operation between qualitative researchers from different countries and social science disciplines. http://qualitative-research.net/fqs/

Genomics, Society and Policy is an initiative of the ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (CESAGen), the ESRC Genomics Network and the Dutch Centre for Society and Genomics. It provides an outlet for interdisciplinary research on the social, ethical and legal aspects of genomics and related emergent technologies such as nanotechnology and stem cell research from sociological, philosophical, anthropological, legal, historical and other perspectives. http://www.gspjournal.com/

International Journal of Qualitative Methods. A peer reviewed journal published quarterly as a Web-based journal by the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology at the University of Alberta, Canada, and its international affiliates. http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/IJQM/index

Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis. In the past other journals and reviewers have exhibited a bias against articles that did not reject the null hypothesis. We seek to change that by offering an outlet for experiments that do not reach the traditional significance levels (p < .05). http://www.jasnh.com/

Journal of Gambling Issues. Peer-reviewed articles about gambling as a social phenomenon and the prevention and treatment of gambling problems. http://www.camh.net/egambling/archive/index.html

Journal of Social Sciences. A multi-disciplinary journal from India that presents the results and conclusions of social science research to an international reading audience. http://www.krepublishers.com/KRE-New-J/index.html

Methodological Innovations Online. An open access international peer reviewed social research journal. It publishes high quality papers in research methods and methodology from all social science disciplines. http://www.methodologicalinnovations.org/

The Qualitative Report. A journal devoted to writing and discussion of and about qualitative, critical, action, and collaborative inquiry and research. http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/index.html

Social Research Update (SRU). A quarterly electronic journal which covers new developments in social research, one per issue from the University of Surrey. Methods of doing social research are continually advancing. In face of all this change, social researchers, pressurised to produce results, often do not have time to keep up with the latest developments. It is this gap that SRU attempts to fill. http://sru.soc.surrey.ac.uk/

Business and management journals

Australian Journal of Management (AJM). AJM publishes research in accounting, applied economics, finance, industrial relations, political science, psychology, statistics, and other disciplines. Key subjects are marketing, corporate strategy, operations management, organization development and decision analysis. http://www.agsm.unsw.edu.au/%7Eeajm/

Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods provides perspectives on topics relevant to research in the field of business and management. http://www.ejbrm.com/main.html

M@n@gement. An international research review on management. It offers to authors and readers place to express and exchange ideas on management research, strategy, organizational theory. Published articles in M@n@gement are selected by a double blind evaluation process in accordance with the standard of the best research reviews. It evaluates and publishes papers in all languages. http://www.management-aims.com/

The Nonprofit Review (Japan). Publishes articles concerning non-government organizations. http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/janpora

South African Journal of Information Management (SAJIM) has contributions on all aspects of Information Management relevant to the South African academic and financial/business environments in particular, and the international community in general. http://www.sajim.co.za/index.php/SAJIM

Education journals

Note: This is a small selection from the many open access journals in education. See the Directory of Open Access Journals http://www.doaj.org/ for others.

Australian Educational Researcher (AER) aims to promote understandings of educational issues through the publication of original research and scholarly essays, inform education policy through the publication of papers utilizing a range of research methodologies and addressing issues of theory and practice, provide a research forum for education researchers to debate current problems and issues, and provide an international and national perspective on education research. http://www.aare.edu.au/aer/aer.htm

Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology (AJEDP). The AJEDP publishes research and scholarly reports from the broad areas of educational and developmental psychology. The journal aims to attract publication from a diversity of theoretical and methodological perspectives, encompassing research and scholarship relevant to understanding the learning processes across all age groups and across all educational settings. http://www.newcastle.edu.au/group/ajedp/index.html

Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology. A peer-reviewed journal that welcomes papers on all aspects of educational technology and learning. Topics may include, but are not limited to: learning theory and technology, cognition and technology, instructional design theory and application, online learning, computer applications in education, simulations and gaming, and other aspects of the use of technology in the learning process. http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt

Early Childhood Research & Practice (ECRP) covers topics related to the development, care, and education of children from birth to approximately age 8. ECRP emphasizes articles reporting on practice-related research and development, and on issues related to practice, parent participation and policy. http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/

International Education Journal for Leadership in Learning(IEJLL) seeks clear and significant contributions that further debate on educational issues. Education is interpreted in a wide manner and includes human development, learning, school education, formal and informal education, tertiary and vocational education, industry training and lifelong learning.. http://www.ucalgary.ca/~iejll/

International Electronic Journal of Health Education focuses on international health education and promotion, including articles that focus on programs and research in countries outside the US and articles from within the US that deal with immigrant populations or international outreach activities such as study abroad programs, and technology based health education and promotion programs. http://www.aahperd.org/aahe/publications/iejhe/

International Journal of Special Education publishes original articles concerning special education. http://www.internationaljournalofspecialeducation.com/

New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work contains articles of interest to Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary teachers. The journal aims to disseminate New Zealand research on and by teachers and also other articles on current issues which may be of interest to teachers. http://www.teacherswork.ac.nz/twjournal.php

Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation (PARE) seeks to provide education professionals access to refereed articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practice, especially at the local education agency (LEA) level. http://pareonline.net/

Radical Pedagogy. The journal is devoted to the examination of the evolving state of teaching and learning in contemporary academia. http://radicalpedagogy.icaap.org/

Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development: A scholarly, peer-reviewed, international journal that supports emerging scholars and the development of evidence-based practice and that publishes research and scholarship about teaching and learning in formal, semi-formal and informal educational settings and sites. http://www.sleid.cqu.edu.au/index.php

Teaching Exceptional Children Plus publishes material which is of particular interest to individuals who work with children with special needs. http://journals.cec.sped.org/tecplus/

Nursing and other health-related areas journals

Note: This is a selection from the many open access journals in nursing and other health-related areas. See the Directory of Open Access Journals http://www.doaj.org/ for others.

Advances in Mental Health A forum for advancing promotion, prevention and early intervention (PPEI) approaches to mental health. http://amh.e-contentmanagement.com

Alcohol Research & Health is NIAAA's quarterly, peer-reviewed scientific journal (formerly Alcohol Health & Research World). http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/Publications/AlcoholResearch/

Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging focuses on the clinical and practical issues related to the diagnosis and management of long-term care residents. Articles discuss the various medical problems encountered in daily practice by the providers of care. http://www.annalsoflongtermcare.com/

Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health AeJAMH is a forum for advancing promotion, prevention and early intervention (PPEI) approaches to mental health. http://amh.e-contentmanagement.com/

BMC Health Services Research publishes original research articles in all aspects of health services research, including delivery of care, management of health services, assessment of health care needs, evaluation of different health markets and health services organizations, health economics and the impact of health policies and regulations. http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmchealthservres/

BMC International Health and Human Rights publishes original research articles in health care in developing and transitional countries, and all issues relating to health and human rights. http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcinthealthhumrights/

BMC Nursing publishes original research articles in all aspects of nursing research, training, education, and practice. http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcnurs/

BMC Women's Health publishes original research articles in all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of gynaecological, fertility and breast disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology and epidemiology. http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcwomenshealth/

Bulletin of the World Health Organization publishes and disseminates scientifically rigorous public health information of international significance that enables policy-makers, researchers and practitioners to be more effective; it aims to improve health, particularly among disadvantaged populations. http://www.scielosp.org/scielo.php?script=sci_serial&pid=0042-9686&lng=en&nrm=iso

Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation publishes papers on all aspects of economic evaluation in health care and also encourages submissions on health policy issues relating to resource allocation and the trade-offs between economic, ethical and social criteria for decision-making. http://www.resource-allocation.com/

Electronic Journal of Gambling Issues. Peer-reviewed articles about gambling as a social phenomenon and the prevention and treatment of gambling problems. http://www.camh.net/egambling/archive/index.html

Globalization and Health. An Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal that provides a platform for research, knowledge sharing and debate on the topic of globalization and its effects on health, both positive and negative. http://www.globalizationandhealth.com/home

Harm Reduction Journal publishes articles on all aspects of minimizing the adverse effects of psychoactive drugs. http://www.harmreductionjournal.com/home/

Health and Quality of Life Outcomes publishes papers based on health-related quality of life. http://www.hqlo.com/

Health Care and Informatics Review Online is a quarterly series dedicated to reviewing and interpreting significant developments in healthcare delivery. The focus is on knowledge gained through the practical experience of managing health issues and the material is relevant to a wide variety of managers and practitioners. http://hcro.enigma.co.nz/website/index.cfm

Health Research Policy and Systems publishes papers about the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. http://www.health-policy-systems.com/home

International Electronic Journal of Health Education focuses on international health education and promotion, including articles that focus on programs and research in countries outside the US and articles from within the US that deal with immigrant populations or international outreach activities such as study abroad programs, and technology based health education and promotion programs. http://www.aahperd.org/aahe/publications/iejhe/

International Perspectives On Sexual and Reproductive Health provides the latest peer-reviewed research on sexual and reproductive health and rights in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia. This quarterly emphasizes contraception, fertility, adolescent pregnancy, abortion, family planning policies and programs, sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, and reproductive, maternal and child health. http://www.guttmacher.org/journals/ifpp_archive.html

Internet Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice Open access nursing research and review articles http://www.nursingplanet.com/Nursing_Research/free_articles4.html

Journal of Family Welfare. Devoted to discussing views and providing information on all aspects of sexual and reproductive health including family planning and related issues, methods of fertility control and questions pertaining to education for marriage and family living. http://medind.nic.in/jah/jahm.shtml

Journal of Gambling Issues. Peer-reviewed articles about gambling as a social phenomenon and the prevention and treatment of gambling problems. http://www.camh.net/egambling/archive/index.html

Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care. Offers the latest in peer-reviewed research and practice-related features for rural nurses and other health professionals. Experienced columnists present their thoughts and invite comments. Readers can join discussion groups for each featured article. http://www.rno.org/journal/index.php/online-journal

Topics in Advanced Practice Nursing eJournal http://www.medscape.com/viewpublication/527_index

Women's Health and Urban Life addresses a wide range of topics that directly or indirectly affect both the physical and mental health of girls, teenage and adult women living in urban or urbanizing pockets of the world. The orientation of the journal is critical, feminist and social scientific. The journal accepts both quantitative and qualitative, and both theoretical and empirical articles. http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~womenshealth/womenshealth/Home.html

Psychology journals

Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice. http://www.apcj.org/

Behavior Analyst Today. A context for science with a commitment for behavior change. http://www.behavior-analyst-today.com/

Behavior and Social Issues is an interdisciplinary journal which 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. http://www.bfsr.org/BSIOnLine.html

Current Psychology Letters. A scientific electronic journal in cognitive experimental psychology devoted to the publication of short papers. http://cpl.revues.org/

Current Research in Social Psychology (CRISP). A peer-reviewed, electronic journal covering all aspects of social psychology. Publication is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Group Processes at the University of Iowa which provides free access to its contents. http://www.uiowa.edu/%7Egrpproc/crisp/crisp.html

Dynamical Psychology. An International, Interdisciplinary Journal of Complex Mental Processes. http://goertzel.org/dynapsyc/dynacon.html

e-Journal of Applied Psychology. The latest findings relating to clinical and social issues in Applied Psychology. http://ojs.lib.swin.edu.au/index.php/ejap

Electronic Journal of Gambling Issues Peer-reviewed articles about gambling as a social phenomenon and the prevention and treatment of gambling problems. http://www.camh.net/egambling/archive/index.html

Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality disseminates knowledge about all aspects of human sexuality to the widest possible international community. http://www.ejhs.org/

Evolutionary Psychology is an open-access peer-reviewed journal that aims to foster communication between experimental and theoretical work on the one hand and historical, conceptual and interdisciplinary writings across the whole range of the biological and human sciences on the other. http://human-nature.com/ep/

Internet Journal of Mental Health. Accepts submissions with a broadly defined definition of mental health. This includes manuscripts discussing psychiatric disorders, psychological strengths, psychological difficulties, the interaction of physical and mental health, and the psychosocial aspects of both medical and psychiatric disorders. http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlFilePath=journals/ijmh/current.xml

Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis. In the past other journals and reviewers have exhibited a bias against articles that did not reject the null hypothesis. The journal seeks to change that by offering an outlet for experiments that do not reach the traditional significance levels (p < .05). http://www.jasnh.com/

Journal of Gambling Issues. Peer-reviewed articles about gambling as a social phenomenon and the prevention and treatment of gambling problems. http://www.camh.net/egambling/archive/index.html

Journal of Credibility Assessment and Witness Psychology (JCAAWP). Publishes original empirical, review, and theoretical work in all areas of the scientific study of credibility assessment and witness psychology. http://truth.boisestate.edu/jcaawp/default.html

Journal of Online Behavior (JOB). Dedicated to the empirical study of human behavior in the online environment. http://www.behavior.net/job/

Psychology in Spain is published annually by the Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos (COP – Spanish Psychological Association). Its purpose is to disseminate in the English language the best Spanish psychology published in COP journals. http://www.psychologyinspain.com/

Social anthropology journals

Anthropology of Food (AOF). The webjournal dedicated to the sociology and anthropology of food. AOF is a bilingual academic journal in French and English. It aims to publish results of latest research in sociology and anthropology of food. http://aof.revues.org/

The Anthropologist. An Indian journal publishing original articles in 'the interdisciplinary field of human science' (includes psychology, economics, sports sciences, tourism, etc. as well as anthropology). http://www.krepublishers.com/KRE-New-J/index.html

Social work and social policy journals

Australian Review of Public Affairs is a place to reflect upon and evaluate the design and redesign of Australia 's public policies and institutions, as well as Australia 's relations and responsibilities in the broader world community. To this end, the Australian Review of Public Affairs aims to stimulate the discussion of fresh, innovative approaches to a diverse range of issues. Examples of these issues include economic policy, public sector governance, international relations, labour and workplace issues, business and finance, social policy, education, health, science and technology, urban and regional affairs, the environment, the arts, the media and law. http://www.australianreview.net/

First Peoples Child & Family Review. A journal on innovation and best practices in aboriginal child welfare administration, research, policy and practice. http://www.fncfcs.com/publications/online-journal

Forced Migration Review (FMR) provides the humanitarian community with a practice-oriented forum for debate on issues facing refugees and internally displaced people in order to improve policy and practice and to involve refugees and IDPs in program design and implementation. http://www.fmreview.org/

The Future of Children. This publication's aim is to disseminate information on issues related to children's well-being. The target of the journal is a multidisciplinary audience of national leaders, including policymakers, practitioners, legislators, executives and professionals in the public and private sectors. Each issue has a focal theme. Topics covered have included the protection of children, children and poverty, welfare to work, and special education for children with disabilities. http://www.futureofchildren.org/

International Perspectives On Sexual And Reproductive Health provides the latest peer-reviewed research on sexual and reproductive health and rights in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia. This quarterly emphasizes contraception, fertility, adolescent pregnancy, abortion, family planning policies and programs, sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, and reproductive, maternal and child health. http://www.guttmacher.org/journals/ifpp_archive.html

Journal of Family Welfare. Devoted to discussing views and providing information on all aspects of sexual and reproductive health including family planning and related issues, methods of fertility control, and questions pertaining to education for marriage and family living. http://medind.nic.in/jah/jahm.shtml

Social Work and Society is dedicated to critical analysis of the relationship between social work, social policy, the state and economic forces. It provides a forum in which conventional views can be challenged, theories about the status and mission of social work in society can be developed and ways for social work to act politically and responsibly can be identifiedition. http://www.socwork.net

Sociology journals

Americana. Published by The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture. http://www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/index.htm

Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology publishes research works on all areas of sociology. It is international in character and welcomes contribution from all over the world, particularly from Bangladeshi sociologists working abroad. http://www.bangladeshsociology.org/Bangladesh%20e-Journal%20of%20Sociology.htm

IDEA : A Journal of Social Issues. IDEA is a peer-reviewed electronic journal created for the exchange of ideas related mainly to cults, mass movements, autocratic power, war, genocide, democide, holocaust and murder. http://www.ideajournal.com/

International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food (IJSAF. publishes theoretical and empirical papers in the general area of the sociology of agriculture and food. This includes the study of labor, production, market, policy, technology, and global and local change. http://www.csafe.org.nz/ijsaf/

Methodological Innovations Online. An open access international peer reviewed social research journal. It publishes high quality papers in research methods and methodology from all social science disciplines. http://www.methodologicalinnovations.org/

Social Research Update (SRU). A quarterly electronic journal which covers new developments in social research, one per issue from the University of Surrey. Methods of doing social research are continually advancing. In face of all this change, social researchers, pressurised to produce results, often do not have time to keep up with the latest developments. It is this gap that SRU attempts to fill. http://sru.soc.surrey.ac.uk/

Sociation Today. The journal is sponsored by the North Carolina Sociological Association and is a referred web-based publication. http://www.ncsociology.org/sociationtoday/v32/outline6.htm

Sociological Research Online focuses on theoretical, empirical and methodological discussions which engage with current political, cultural and intellectual topics and debates. http://www.socresonline.org.uk/home.html

Sport and leisure studies journals

Athletic Insight – The Online Journal of Sport Psychology. http://www.athleticinsight.com/

Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education (JoHLSTE) aims to promote, enhance and disseminate research, good practice and innovation in all aspects of education in the hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism subject areas. http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/johlste

Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (JISSN), formerly known as the Sports Nutrition Review Journal, is a peer-reviewed journal that covers various aspects of sports nutrition, supplementation, exercise metabolism, and/or scientific policies related to sports nutrition. Articles are published in the format of original investigations, review articles, applied sports nutrition articles, and case studies. http://www.jissn.com/

Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (JSSM) is a non-profit making scientific electronic journal, publishing research and review articles, together with case studies, in the fields of sports medicine and the exercise sciences. http://www.jssm.org/

The Sport Journal is a publication of the United States Sports Academy in co-operation with the International Coaches Association and the International Association of Sports Academies. It is designed to further the knowledge of sport by allowing professionals in the field to publish articles at this site. http://www.thesportjournal.org/

Journals in other areas

Criminology and legal studies

Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, academic journal that examines the intersection of psychology and criminal justice. http://www.apcj.org/

Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture is a scholarly record of research and opinion on the intersection of crime, criminal justice and popular culture. http://www.albany.edu/scj/jcjpc/

Law and Contemporary Problems. A quarterly, interdisciplinary publication of Duke Law School. Recognizing that many fields in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities conduct research and analysis that can contribute to the improvement of law, L&CPís purpose is to collect and publish articles of value from all disciplines whose study contributes to the development of law. http://www.law.duke.edu/journals/lcp/

War Crimes, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed scholarly journal dedicated to understanding the conceptualization, etiology, and prevention of violations of international criminal and humanitarian law. http://www.war-crimes.org/

The Western Criminology Review (WCR) is a forum for the publication and discussion of theory, research, policy, and practice in the rapidly changing and interdisciplinary fields of criminology and criminal justice. The journal is intended to reflect local (Western), national, and international concerns. Historical and contemporary perspectives are encouraged, as are diverse methodological approaches. http://wcr.sonoma.edu/

Media and culture

Applied Theatre Researcher is the worldwide e-journal for theatre and drama in non-traditional contexts – theatre in the community, theatre in business and industry, theatre in political debate and action, theatre in lifelong education and learning. http://www.griffith.edu.au/humanities-languages/centre-cultural-research/publications/applied-theatre-researcheridea-journal

Culture Machine is a series of new experiments in culture and theory. Culture Machine is currently taking the form of an international electronic journal. It will endeavour to be to cultural studies what 'fundamental research' is to the natural sciences: open ended, non-goal orientated, exploratory and experimental in approach. http://www.culturemachine.net/

Journal of Design Communication (JDC) aims to promote communication among educators and researchers in the design disciplines who are involved with teaching and research in design communication including sketching, drawing, verbal and written communication, CAD, internet, multimedia, and other design communication tools, and to publish research in applications of design communication to education and practice in the design disciplines. http://scholar.lib.vt.edejournals/JDC/

M/C Journal was founded (as M/C – A Journal of Media and Culture) in 1998 as a place of public intellectualism analysing and critiquing the meeting of media and culture. http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php

Other Voices publishes provocative essays, interviews, roundtable discussions, lecture transcriptions, audio lectures, multimedia projects, translations and reviews in the arts and humanities. Other Voices is dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary dialogues while simultaneously maintaining respect for the strengths of traditional academic disciplines. http://www.othervoices.org/index2.html

Miscellaneous

Human Nature Review Aims to act as host to original work and to seek to create an enabling space, a forum for constructive (including constructively critical) discussion and critiques of the terms of reference and assumptions of various approaches to the understanding of people as individuals, in groups, in institutions, in societies and as political and ideological beings. http://www.human-nature.com/

IDEA: A Journal of Social Issues. IDEA is a peer-reviewed electronic journal created for the exchange of ideas related mainly to cults, mass movements, autocratic power, war, genocide, democide, holocaust and murder. http://www.ideajournal.com/

International Journal of Education & the Arts (IJEA) covers issues in any of the various fields of aesthetics and arts education. These fields include, among others, aesthetics, art theory, music education, visual arts education, drama education, dance education, education in literature and narrative. http://www.ijea.org/

Japan Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies (EJCJS) A journal in the social sciences dedicated to publishing scholarly writing on all aspects of contemporary Japanese society, politics, economy and culture. http://www.japanesestudies.org.uk/contents/intro.html

Journal of Education for International Development (JEID) is dedicated to the improvement of education policies and practices promoting lifelong learning for the sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction of developing countries. http://www.equip123.net/JEID/default.htm

Journal of Humanitarian Assistanc. encompasses all aspects of humanitarian assistance, from early warning and emergency provision to post-conflict peace-building and the transition to development. This is inclusive of law, politics, the military, logistics, and the work of national and international organizations. http://www.jha.ac/

Journal of Religion and Society (JRS). A cross-disciplinary electronic journal published by the Center for the Study of Religion & Society at Creighton University. It promotes scientific studies of all religious groups and beliefs among the various peoples of the world, past and present. http://www.creighton.edu/JRS/

Language and Ecology. A magazine with short critical articles on discourses implicated in environmental destruction and exploration of alternative discourses which have the potential to contribute to 'ecological harmony'. http://www.ecoling.net/journal.html