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Nov 17 2011

Free topical journal articles from Policy Press

Each month Policy Press offers a free topical article available from each of their four journals. The articles free for the month of November are: 

  1. What works to promote evidence-based practice? A cross-sector review – by Isabel Walter, Sandra Nutley and Huw Davies, from Evidence & Policy (Volume 1, Number 3).
  2. HKUL users can continue to access Evidence & Policy.

  3. UK higher education policy and the ‘global Third Way’ - by David Jary, from Policy & Politics (Volume 33, Number 4).
  4. HKUL users can continue to access Policy & Politics.

  5. Social justice: meanings and politics – by Ruth Lister, from Journal of Poverty & Social Justice (Volume 15, Number 2).
  6. HKUL users can continue to access Journal of Poverty & Social Justice.

  7. Exploring gender and social entrepreneurship: women’s leadership, employment and participation in the third sector and social enterprises – by Simon Teasdale, Stephen McKay, Jenny Phillimore and Nina Teasdale, from Voluntary Sector Review (Volume 2, Number 1).

[Source: The Policy Press]


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Nov 08 2011

Latest Urban Institute Reports


  • Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s America: Six Experts Face the Facts – by C. Eugene Steuerle…[et al.]
  • Urban Institute scholars from diverse disciplines tackle a simple-to-state, hard-to-answer question: How can solutions to our national and state budget crises fit the facts about children in the United States? In their responses, the contributors wrestle with recent and approaching economic and demographic challenges in different ways and bring very different experiences to bear.


    Watch a conversation on this topic, moderated by PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff, at



  • Children of Immigrants: Growing National and State Diversity – by Karina Fortuny and Ajay Chaudry
  • Between 2000 and 2009, minorities’ share of U.S. children under age 18 increased from 38 to 44 percent, driven by growth in the number of Hispanic and Asian children and a decline in white children. Children of immigrants accounted for most of the growth. This brief highlights trends in the changing demographics of the U.S. child population nationally and across states.


  • Children of Immigrants: The Changing Face of Metropolitan America – by Ajay Chaudry and Karina Fortuny
  • Of the 17 million children of immigrants in the United States, 84 percent live in the 100 largest metropolitan areas. The share of minority children reached 51 percent in 2009 in these metros, many of which became “majority minority.”


[Source: Urban Institute]


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Aug 22 2011

Impact Factors for Routledge Public Health & Social Care Journals

The following shows 2010 Impact Factors for selected journals from the Routledge Public Health & Social Care Portfolio:


            HKUL users can access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2512991


            HKUL users can access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2516430


            HKUL users can access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b1972613


            HKUL users can access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2081920


            HKUL users can access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2518153


            HKUL users can access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b3816852



            HKUL users can access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b1982327


            HKUL users can access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b1983156


            HKUL users can access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2074418


            HKUL users can access the journal via  http://library.hku.hk/record=b2626274



(*All figures © 2011 Thomson Reuters, 2010 Journal Citation Reports®)


Routledge announced that Global Public Health has been accepted into the Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index® and will receive its first Impact Factor in 2012. HKUL users can access this journal via  http://library.hku.hk/record=b4323728


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Sep 06 2010


Miranda is an independently reviewed scholarly e-journal. Each thematic issue includes a wide range of articles on the social and cultural practices of the English-speaking world, and provides a forum for debate and scholarly exchanges. Some issues will be supervised by guest editors.

Miranda also welcomes contributions – from classic scholarly articles to multimedia presentations – unrelated to the thematic issue : literature, linguistics, history, politics, sociology, anthropology, esthetics, with the aim of encouraging the broadest possible spectrum of approaches, involving gender, ethnicity, ideology, and theory.

Miranda publishes both solicited and unsolicited articles. We encourage submissions mainly in English, but also in French, or any other language, provided a translation is submitted in either French or English.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.


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Jul 13 2010

Free Read: Psychology of Education

Sensitive to the diversity and complementary character of the work in different countries, especially across Europe, the European Journal of Psychology of Education (EJPE) serves as a tool for integration of diversities in the main fields of research and offers an opportunity for exchange and discussion.

Read, download and save these articles online until August 15, 2010. The journal is also available via HKU Libraries at http://library.hku.hk/record=b3655043

The following are the frequently used keywords in this journal:

Learning | Development | Children | Metacognition | Academic achievement | Adolescence | Gender | Motivation | Conceptual change | Self-regulation | Assessment | Cognitive development | Evaluation | Self-esteem | Collaborative learning


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Sep 09 2009

Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS)

The Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS) is a peer-reviewed online journal that seeks to broaden the interdisciplinary study of American cultures in a transnational context. JTAS is the first academic journal explicitly focused on what Shelley Fisher Fishkin in her 2004 American Studies Association presidential address called the “transnational turn” in American Studies. JTAS is sponsored by UC Santa Barbara’s American Cultures and Global Contexts Center and Stanford University’s Program in American Studies.

JTAS functions as an open-access forum for Americanists in the global academic community, where scholars are increasingly interrogating borders both within and outside the nation and focusing instead on the multiple intersections and exchanges that flow across those borders.

Moving beyond disciplinary and geographic boundaries that might confine the field of American Studies, JTAS is a new critical conduit that brings together innovative transnational work from diverse, but often
disconnected, sites in the U.S. and abroad. In order to facilitate the broadest possible cultural conversation about transnational American Studies, the journal will be available without cost to anyone with access to the Internet.

JTAS brings together the vital contributions to transnational American Studies from scholars who focus on topics as diverse as cultural studies, film and new media, literature, visual arts, performance studies, music, religion, history, politics, and law, as well as scholarship that deals with ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, and class.

Please click here to access.


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Aug 14 2009

The Death of Macho

The great shift of power from males to females is likely to be dramatically accelerated by the economic crisis, as more people realize that the aggressive, risk-seeking behavior that has enabled men to entrench their power—the cult of macho—has now proven destructive and unsustainable in a globalized world…

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Jun 09 2009

Free online trial available for Benefits: The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

The Benefits: The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice is available on trial now. Currently named as Benefits, it will rename as “The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice” from Volume 18, 2010 to reflect its wider scope and growing international coverage. The journal will provide a blend of high-quality research, policy and practice from authors in the field related to all aspects of poverty and social exclusion.

Content will span a spectrum of poverty-related topics including social security, employment and unemployment, regeneration, housing, health, education and criminal justice, as well as social justice issues of ethnicity, gender, disability and other inequalities. The journal will combine articles with discussion of topical issues and a round-up of key publications.

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Feb 16 2009

Gender and Refugee Studies

The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies provides background information on gender and asylum issues. Visitors can search research memos under the tag “Country Conditions Research database” which are categorized by nationality and type of persecution. However, not all persecution materials can be found at the search engine due to confidentiality and other issues. The site also identifies online resources for studying gender-related issues faced by female asylum-seekers. 

Click here for access.





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Jan 12 2009

State of World Population 2008


In November 2008, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) put out its State of World Population book, along with a Youth Supplement, and both are available in their entirety on the UNFPA website. The book is entitled “Reaching Common Ground: Culture, Gender and Human Rights” and the Youth Supplement is entitled “Generation of Change: Young People and Culture”. This website offers so much worthwhile information to the visitor, in part because the entire 108 pages can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking on “Download PDF” under Resources on the left side of the page. The information in each of the nine chapters is eminently readable, extremely heart wrenching, and definitely eye-opening. However, the book does offer hope, as it includes the considerable successes by the UNFPA, which were achieved by being culturally sensitive to the traditions and beliefs of the groups with which they were working. To read the stories from the Youth Supplement, scroll down slightly and choose, from on the left, one of the young people’s stories, such as “Grita”, “Tsehay”, or “Seif”. Child marriage, females playing in male sports, becoming a Vietnamese hip-hop sensation, youth in politics, are all examples of topics found among these youth’s stories. Visitors should not miss checking out the Photo Gallery, which can be accessed by scrolling down to the middle of the page, and clicking “View,” located on the left side of the page. The line “there is laughter every day in the terrible streets of Calcutta,” from a Jack Gilbert poem comes to mind upon seeing these photographs.

Click here for access. Source: The Scout Report, Volume 14, Number 49, December 12, 2008


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