Where did my passion for pediatric oncology research come from?

13 January 2020 Contributor Blog

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Written by guest blogger Paula A. Ospina.

Everything started in 2014 during my undergraduate studies, when I began my clinical placement in pediatrics at the National Cancer Institute. The excitement of being able to work clinically with children, the challenge of exploiting my creativity to get and keep their attention, and the anxiety of undertaking a very challenging placement turned out to be a mix of emotions.


Beyond the Research: Looking Back at our Top Ten Most Read Posts of 2019

6 January 2020 Articles

On the UTP Journals blog, our authors go beyond the research in their published articles. The diverse content has authors expanding on their work, detailing their writing or research process, and placing their work within the current social context. This past year was a standout year for the blog, so we thought we would kick off 2020 by taking a look back at our top ten most read posts from 2019.


American Historical Association Annual Meeting

2 January 2020 Articles

This January 3–6th we will be New York City for the American Historical Association Annual Meeting! At UTP Journals, we love the opportunity to connect with scholars and share the latest research in historical studies from our collection.


Peer review has always been scary

16 December 2019 Contributor Blog

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Written by guest blogger Mark Hooper.

If you know what it’s like to wait anxiously for feedback on a submitted manuscript, you’re in good historical company.


Bridging the Gap in Graduate School Writing: The Linda F. Dietz Graduate Essay Prize

9 December 2019 Contributor Blog

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Written by guest blogger Hannah Roth Cooley.

In graduate school, it is difficult to know exactly when one should take the risk of sending their work out to be considered for publication. It is a scary first step.


The Yazidi Firmans (Pogroms, Genocides, and Ethnic Cleansing): A Historical Perspective

2 December 2019 Contributor Blog

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Written by guest blogger Majid Hassan Ali.

The Yazidis are an ethno-religious minority with ancestral roots in Iraq, Turkey, Syria, and Iran. Today, the majority of Yazidis live in Northern Iraq, with smaller communities present in Turkey, Syria, Armenia, Georgia, and Russia, as well as a significant diaspora in the West. 


Black Conceptual Aesthetics and the Politics of the Imagination

25 November 2019 Contributor Blog


Written by guest blogger Katie Schaag.

“Because white men can’t police their imagination,” Claudia Rankine writes in Citizen, “black men are dying.” The violent policing of black bodies in public and private spaces necessitates fugitive practices.


Understanding academic authors in the humanities and social sciences

20 November 2019 Contributor Blog

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Written by guest blogger Dr Agata Mrva-Montoya.

The question of how book the publishing process could be improved was the driving force behind our research project into the publishing experiences, motivations and needs of academic authors working in the humanities and social sciences in Australia.


Designing psychomotor skills labs—when being efficient is a bad thing.

11 November 2019 Contributor Blog

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When I took over our skills program, I didn’t think too much about the brain science behind psychomotor skills learning. I spent much more time thinking about how to move 100+ students through each lab most efficiently. Students mostly loved the lab time—it was a nice break from the classroom and they felt like they were doing real veterinary things.


Journal of Scholarly Publishing : Fifty Years and a Community

7 November 2019 Contributor Blog

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Over the past fifty years, the Journal of Scholarly Publishing (previously called Scholarly Publishing: A Journal for Authors and Publishers) has created a vast community of authors, publishers, scholars, librarians, academic department heads, administrators of educational and fund-granting bodies, and readers.