This spring, a group of students, led by Angelo Luis Gonzalez HOLD/MAIPD ’20 with educational advisers, launched a new peer-reviewed academic journal named The International Journal of Language and Politics. The journal is currently accepting submissions.
After consulting with other students and several professors, Gonzalez got in touch with Charlie Colgan, research director at the Institute’s Center for the Blue Economy and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics. “Dr. Colgan’s incredible wealth of knowledge about starting academic journals and what it takes to ensure the continuity of a research journal has been instrumental in creating the judgment necessary for our goals led by. students, “Gonzalez shares.” In my spare time I would schedule meetings with Dr. Colgan and discuss the idea of the journal and what might be the parameters of the journal’s objective and scope, to whom whether the journal would seek publications and, inevitably, who would pursue the future of the journal. “
Gonzalez says much of the credit for the newspaper belongs to fellow Layisha Paerhati students MAIPD ’20 who set up the website and other project champions, including Jaewon Oh MANPT ’20, Student Council President, and Katherine McKenney MAIPD ’20. Associate Professor Philipp Bleek is the Journal’s principal academic advisor and Deniz Oractepe, associate professor and director of the Institute’s Graduate Writing Center, has helped set up peer review processes. The project is also supported by the academic management of the Institute.
“When I was a master’s student many years ago,” says Bleek, “I was editor-in-chief of our interdisciplinary journal. Based on this experience, I saw my role as an educational advisor both supporting Angelo – and through him his various collaborators – while highlighting the challenges linked to the launch and sustainability of a journal. I am delighted that Angelo and his team were not dissuaded by the latter and I look forward to this new outlet showcasing some of the thoughtful, rigorous and relevant work that characterizes this place.
Gonzalez is very happy to see his idea for a journal come to fruition and has strong support from faculty and students. “The seed was planted in good soil and I am happy that I graduated by planting this tree, in which I will not sit. The foundation of academic integrity built in our academic journal will be the crux of change for our Institute. It will be an opportunity for future students to participate in the great adventure that we all wish to pursue: to change the world.
“I am very happy to see the launch of this peer-reviewed university journal at MIIS», Shares Laura Burian, dean of the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education. “This will give our students the opportunity to deepen and bring to a wider audience the important research and writing they are doing for their courses. Beyond that, as we have so many students studying translation or taking content-based language courses, MIIS is uniquely positioned to include translated content and student-written research in multiple languages in this review.