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Academic Entrepreneurship for Medical and Health Scientists

Academic Entrepreneurship is a free Open Education Resource that seeks to support and grow a new academic research community of Boundary Spanners – those who work in academia and with industry in order to realize the potential of basic discoveries that support the process of translational research through to commercialization and impact. This ebook is a repository of tools, wisdom and best practice that seeks to democratize innovation regardless of where the academic researcher resides.

There are more than 50 chapters of material, divided across the five major sections: Academia, People, Ideation, IP/Reg, and Finance.

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Journal of Nursing Doctoral Student Scholarship

The Journal of Nursing Doctoral Students Scholarship (JNDSS) is a scholarly publication dedicated to the development of nursing doctoral student scholarship and the advancement of nursing science.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Kedma: Penn's Journal on Jewish Thought, Jewish Culture, and Israel

Introductory text for Kedma: Penn's Journal on Jewish Thought, Jewish Culture, and Israel.

Penn Review of Philosophy

The Penn Review of Philosophy (PRP) is an undergraduate-run review for publishing the the work of undergraduate philosophers, based at the University of Pennsylvania.

We are currently accepting submissions for our first issue! See the Policies for information on how to submit.

Bellwether Magazine (School of Veterinary Medicine)

Bellwether magazine is distributed to alumni and friends of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. First published in October 1981, the magazine features stories about clinical and research innovations at the school, as well as faculty, staff, and alumni updates. Current issues are available on the journal's homepage.

Bibliotheca Dantesca: Journal of Dante Studies (Center for Italian Studies)

ISSN 2643-4946

Bibliotheca Dantesca is an international peer-reviewed open-access journal dedicated to Dante studies. The journal represents the result of a productive collaboration between the students of Penn’s Italian Studies doctoral program, who were its first promoters, the faculty in the program, the Center for Italian Studies, and the Penn Libraries. The journal's purpose is to produce scholarship that investigates the work of Dante and its reception with a widely interdisciplinary perspective. At Penn, the Italian Studies program and the Center actively collaborate in organizing events devoted to Dante, such as Lecturae Dantis, talks, conferences, concerts, films, and theatrical performances. The Department of Romance Languages, of which the Italian Studies program is a section, regularly offers courses devoted to Dante and his world, in conjunction with the interdisciplinary program in Global Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Bibliotheca Dantesca thus consolidates the strong commitment of Penn and its Italian Studies community to Dante's scholarship in a timely way.

Eva Del Soldato and Mauro Calcagno

Call for Articles

The Call for our fifth volume (December 2022) is now closed.

We welcome submissions for our sixth volume (December 2023). The deadline is June 30, 2023.
The journal welcomes contributions that investigate the works of Dante and its reception from a broad interdisciplinary perspective. Bibliotheca Dantesca invites essays related to Dante and Dante's reception through the centuries, from the late Middle Ages to modern times, and from a variety of perspectives, including Mediterranean studies, gender studies, history of emotion, African-American studies, material text, influence on nationalism, “Italianity,” digital humanities, environmental studies, to mention a few.

All submissions should be in English. The journal publishes ARTICLES (double-blind peer-review, between 6000 and 15000 words) and NOTES (single-blind peer-review, maximum 6000 words).

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All publications are released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).

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Pathways: A Journal of Humanistic and Social Inquiry (Penn Center for Minority-Serving Institutions)

Pathways: A Journal of Humanistic and Social Inquiry is a peer-reviewed journal associated with the HSI Pathways to the Professoriate Program, which is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. To learn more about the HSI Pathways to the Professoriate Program, visit our website.

Digital Proceedings of the Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age (Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS))

The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age is organized by the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image (SCETI) in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia. It brings together scholars from around the world and across disciplines to present research related to the study of manuscript books and documents produced before the age of printing and to discuss the role of digital technologies in advancing manuscript research. Whether relying on traditional methods of scholarship or exploring the potential of new technologies, the research presented in these proceedings highlights the value of the manuscript book or document in understanding our intellectual heritage.

For more information on the symposium, go to

The symposium is made possible thanks to the generous support of Library overseers Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle. For more information on Schoenberg Collection and the Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts, go to and

Discentes (Classical Studies at Penn)

Discentes is the undergraduate Classics journal at the University of Pennsylvania. Our mission is simple: to publish the highest quality of Classical research at the undergraduate level. Discentes accepts research papers and Greek and Latin translations from students globally. Authors need not feel limited in their scope; any scholarship ranging from Art History to Archaeology is welcome, connected only by the umbrella of Classical Studies. As an intercollegiate, undergraduate, and academic enterprise, Discentes hopes to provide an invaluable, open-access reference tool for the student Classicist.

Graduate Studies Journal of Organizational Dynamics (Organizational Dynamics Programs)

Graduate Studies Journal of Organizational Dynamics (GSJOD) publishes scholarly papers written by students of the Organizational Dynamics graduate studies program. Papers are encouraged across a broad range of approaches including qualitative, quantitative, field, laboratory, meta-analytic, descriptive, normative, case, theoretic, multi- and trans-disciplinary, and/or those that use combination methods of inquiry or commentary.

Submitted papers must meet the submission requirements and authors of accepted papers must complete an Author Agreement/Release.

History of Anthropology Newsletter

ISSN 0362-9074

The History of Anthropology Newsletter has been a venue for publication and conversation on the many histories of the discipline of anthropology since 1973. This is a repository of back issues; we also publish publish news, essays, reviews, and bibliographies on our website.

In Situ (Department of Anthropology)

Our annually published journal, In Situ is comprised of undergraduate anthropological research with contributions from students all over Penn's campus. Undergraduate research is vital to the university and we are honored to present such innovative and passionate work, year after year.

Journal of Student Nursing Research (School of Nursing)

The Organization of Student Nursing Research (OSNR) is a organization at Penn that promotes awareness of current nursing research and encourage students to get involved in research, in a way that interests them. It is a forum for students to voice their views on current nursing-related topics and serve as an opportunity for students to publish their work in a student-run research journal--The Journal of Student Nursing Research (JOSNR).

We welcome all interested students to get involved in our organization as a regular member or to take on officer/editorship positions. It is a great opportunity to improve writing and editing skills and meet other students who are passionate about research and academia. If you are interested or have any questions, please e-mail us at .

Journal of the Penn Manuscript Collective (Penn Manuscript Collective)

The Penn Manuscript Collective is a collaborative humanities research initiative. It is managed by Penn undergraduates, supervised by Professor Peter Stallybrass, and supported by The Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. We seek to involve students of all levels of expertise in manuscript transcription and research. The Journal contains some of the Collective members' best work and showcases the kind of projects that the Collective seeks to foster.

Kislak Papers: Studies From the Collections of The University of Pennsylvania Libraries (The Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

This journal is dedicated to showcasing material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. The articles published here are based on a lecture and exhibition series which began at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries in 2015.

Manuscript Studies (The Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

ISSN 2381-5329

Welcome to the open access issues of Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press! Articles and Annotations are openly available on ScholarlyCommons one year after publication.

Manuscript Studies embraces the full complexity of global manuscript studies in the digital age. It has been conceived with four main goals in mind. First, to bridge the gaps between material and digital manuscript research; second, to break down the walls which often separate print and digital publication and serve as barriers between academics, professionals in the cultural heritage field, and citizen scholars; third, to serve as a forum for scholarship encompassing pre-modern manuscripts cultures from around the world; and finally to showcase methods and techniques of analysis in manuscript studies that can be applied across different subject areas.

For more information about Manuscript Studies and to subscribe, visit the Penn Press website for Manuscript Studies.


Momentum is the undergraduate research journal of the Science, Technology and Society (STSC) program at the University of Pennsylvania. Initiated in the spring semester of 2012, the journal seeks to showcase the wide variety of work done both by students in the STSC major and minor and by other students throughout the university whose work is related to our program.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Penn History Review

To peruse previous editions of the Penn History Review, please use the "Browse" drop down menu on the left side or bottom of the page to choose a specific volume and issue.

Founded in 1991, the Penn History Review is a journal for undergraduate historical research. Published twice a year through the Department of History, the journal is a non-profit publication produced by and primarily for undergraduates. The editorial board of the Review is dedicated to publishing the most original and scholarly research submitted for our consideration. For more information about submissions, please e-mail

Submission Instructions

Submissions should meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 12 pages, double spaced
  • Written by and submitted by an undergraduate
  • Bibliography that distinguishes between primary and secondary sources
  • Submitted as a Word document
  • Never published in another journal (and if we select if for publication, you will have to agree not to publish it in another journal).

Penn McNair Research Journal (McNair Scholars)

McNair Scholars participate in research training and scholarly experiences through the four modules and other related activities, which include performing research under the guidance of a faculty mentor, and attendance at professional meetings and national conferences.

Penn McNair Research Program students should complete this Author Agreement (PDF) and submit it with their thesis. Once received, the electronic version of the thesis will then be uploaded onto this site.

Penn Sustainability Review

Penn Sustainability Review (PSR) is the first and only sustainability-focused publication at the University of Pennsylvania. We are completely student-run, with online and print platforms featuring academic papers, opinion editorials, and leadership interviews on topics including sustainability, environmental activism, and energy policy. Since our inception in Fall 2011, we have aimed to provide a platform to exchange knowledge, ideas, and perspectives on wide-ranging sustainability issues both in print and through campus dialogue. Through educating students and facilitating events, PSR seeks to encourage undergraduates to take ownership of environmental issues and enact meaningful change.

Saudade: Uma revista on line: trabalhos de estudantes de Língua Portuguesa (Saudade Projects)

The objective of this journal is to publish the original work produced by students of Portuguese. Each volume will cover specific themes related to the lusophone culture and language.

Penn Journal of Philosophy, Politics & Economics

ISSN 2474-6622 (online)

The Penn Journal of Philosophy, Politics & Economics, formerly known as SPICE: Student Perspectives on Institutions, Choices & Ethics, is the undergraduate journal of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) department. It is published yearly in print and online.

Penn JPPE accepts submissions from undergraduate students in all majors within Penn. Articles submitted will be evaluated for publication based on the decisions of the editorial board - comprised largely of PPE majors - and referees, who are chosen by the editorial board and who must be undergraduates at Penn.

Please send all inquiries about the journal to

Studies in Visual Communication (Annenberg School for Communication)

ISSN 0276-6558

Studies in Visual Communication (SVC) grew out of the pioneer Studies in the Anthropology of Visual Communication (SAVICOMM) that was launched in 1974 under the auspices of the American Anthropological Association and edited by Sol Worth of the Annenberg School at Penn. The journal signaled a revival of scholarly work in visual media and communication, following on the earlier work of Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson and others in the 1930s, and stimulated by Sol Worth and John Adair’s groundbreaking Navaho Film Project of the late 1960s. The first issues of SAVICOM included work by eminent scholars Howard Becker and George Gerbner, and the first translations of the work of filmmaker Jean Rouch. Becker’s article “Photography and Sociology” is commonly accepted as one of the foundational works in visual sociology. In Vol. 2, no. 2 Jay Ruby wrote “Is an Ethnographic Film a Filmic Ethnography?”– one of the foundational works in visual anthropology.

To learn more about the history of Studies in Visual Communication, including a list of notable issues, visit About This Journal.

University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics (Department of Linguistics)

The University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics (PWPL) are published by the Penn Graduate Linguistics Society, the organization of linguistics graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania.

PWPL publishes two volumes per year:

  • Proceedings of the annual Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC)
  • Selected Papers from New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV)

In addition, we publish an occasional volume of working papers written by students and faculty in the department.

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water


Print: 2167-2822
Online: 2167-2830

wH2O, the Journal of Gender and Water, is an internationally recognized, peer reviewed publication serving as a centralized hub for information on gender issues related to water, sanitation and hygiene and gender equity in the water sector.

Our vision is to become an internationally recognized journal that serves as a centralized hub for information related to gender mainstreaming related to water, sanitation and hygiene, and gender equity in the water industry

Submit your work for publication in our upcoming volumes via journal's portal here

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL) (Graduate School of Education)

ISSN 1548-3134

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL) is a student managed journal that presents work primarily by students and faculty within the University of Pennsylvania community. WPEL's focus is on research specifically related to areas of educational linguistics. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, interlanguage pragmatics, language planning and policy, literacy, TESOL methods and materials, bilingual education, classroom research on language and literacy, discourse analysis, computer assisted language learning, language and gender, language and the professions, and language related curriculum design. WPEL is abstracted in LLBA and ERIC databases. WPEL also maintains an exchange with other working papers.

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics

Language and Literacy in Education Group
Graduate School of Education
3700 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6216
Phone: 215-898-3288 Fax: 215-573-2109

Working Papers in Romance Languages (Department of Romance Languages)

3808: A Journal of Critical Writing

First published in 2005 as a journal of freshman writing, 3808: a journal of critical writing continues to evolve and celebrate the outstanding work of Penn students enrolled in critical writing seminars. The talented young scholars contributing to these volumes write with clarity, organization, and purpose.