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Graduate student journals supported by GSA Publications are one of UCLA’s best-kept secrets and one of its most important assets in fostering new ways of thinking about scholarly communication. GSA’s publishing program, one of the largest of its kind in the country, has always supported less commercially viable and socially progressive scholarship and often under-supported forms of scholarly communication such as aggregation as well as traditionally defined areas of intellectual endeavor.
GSA Publications’ graduate student journals are ahead of the general scholarly curve in actively seeking out new ways to generate and disseminate knowledge by adopting new models, new methods, and new partnerships.
The Director of Publications is responsible for allocating funding and providing support, including the GSA Media Studio, to GSA-sponsored academic publications.
Applications for the next funding cycle will be due January 31, 2014. Funds will be allocated before the end of February. Journals will have use of the funds until July, 2015, when the allocation will expire and funds will be returned to the general GSA fund for redistribution. The completed application may be submitted as an attachment via email to the Director of GSA Publications (email@example.com) (preferred) or as a hard copy print-out. Hard copies may be submitted directly to the Director of Publications in 138 Kerckhoff or in the Director of Publications' mailbox outside the main GSA office in 316 Kerckhoff.
All publications must submit a form, but applicants should feel free to offer supplements to the form if they feel that the document does not adequately capture their situation. The application is also meant to function as a budget and planning worksheet to help publications determine their needs and convey those to GSA in an orderly way since requests for funding usually exceed resources by 40% .
FUNDING APPLICATION FORM
Note: the funding application will be updated by the end of November 2013, but journals can use this version to prepare preliminary budgets.
- This form provides you with more space to describe your mission and audience and can be saved in Adobe Reader. There is no substantive difference between this and the original form here
- A sample of a completed form can be downloaded here.
COST CALCULATION RESOURCES
Lulu Manufacturing Cost Calculator: http://www.lulu.com/calculators/bookCalc.php?cid=publish_book
Note that only "standard" grade paper publications are eligible for global distribution. Please select from among the trim sizes available through the calculator.
- Media Studio Xerox Impression Costs (does not include cost of paper):
- Black and white: $0.009 per impression
- Color: $0.0642 per impression.
- Sample funding application and retail price calculator available shortly.
If you are unable to complete the form online, please print out the application, fill it out by hand, and deliver it to the mailbox of the Director of Publications outside 316 Kerckhoff Hall. You may also visit the GSA Media Studio (138 Kerckhoff Hall) to use an Adobe-equipped computer to complete the form.
- Please remember to save your form before sending it to the Director of Publications.
Revised Guidelines for GSA Publications Funding were adopted by the GSA Forum on October 14, 2009.
- Acknowledgment of GSA Publications Funding: Journals receiving funding from GSA Publications are REQUIRED to acknowledge GSA Publications as a funding source in each version of the publication receiving funding. The following logos are available for journals' use:
- Copies for the GSA Publications archive: Journals receiving funding are REQUIRED to deposit two (2) copies of each published version of the publication (for example, print and digital) with the Director of Publications. Online journals are urged to contact the Director of Publications to determine the most appropriate deposit format.
GSA Media Studio
The GSA Media Studio, 138 and 138A Kerckhoff is available to all GSA-supported journals as a space for production work and meetings, including group Skype training sessions (see New German Review's training PowerPoint at http://gsa.asucla.ucla.edu/sites/default/files/NGR-bepresstraining.ppt), equipped with Apple computers, Adobe production software, and an advanced Xerox multi-function device capable of printing large format materials and booklets. Editors are encouraged to use the space as a place where they can meet editors from other journals and take advantage of occasional visits from collaborators such as eScholarship and regular expert series such as our Lunch & Librarians program with UCLA librarians Angela Riggio and our Date with Deb meetings with Debra Simmons of Student Government Accounting.
Student Government Accounting
All funding provided to GSA Publications-supported journals must be accessed via requisitions requiring the signature of a registered signatory of the journal student group (see below), the signature of the Director of Publications, and the signature of one or two elected officers in order to be processed. All requisitions must be accompanied by complete documentation. Forms are available in the GSA Media Studio (138 Kerckhoff) and in the main GSA office (316 Kerckhoff). For more information on SGA procedures, visit: http://gsa.asucla.ucla.edu/briefing-room/sga .
Note that Student Government Accounting provides weekly financial reports, but due to the extended audit period in the Fall quarter, these accounts may not reflect actual current balances. Journals are expected to keep track of their own expenditures.
DIGITIZATION and UCLA LIBRARY PARTNERS
GSA Publications partnered with the UCLA Library and the Internet Archive in digitizing full runs of graduate student journals over thirty years old and making this content freely available through the Internet Archive
- Lunch & Librarians
- Digitization Projects
- Ufahamu Digitization Project
In 2012-2013 the UCLA Library digitized the entire backlist of the journal Ufahamu
INDEPENDENT OPEN ACCESS AND eSCHOLARSHIP
GSA journals are making important strides in making their content freely available online according to the principles of Open Access independently and through the University of California's eScholarship program. GSA Publications has been a leader in providing eScholarship content . Several journals have been accepted for listing the Directory of Open Access Journals.
The Right to Research
On October 3, 2010, the Student Advocates for Graduate Education (SAGE) coalition, of which UCLA is a founding member, unanimously approved a Resolution in Support of the Student Statement on the Right to Research.
Open Access Week 2013
Open Access Week 2012
Open Access Week 2011
- Post-screening panel discussion: Open Access in the Academy,
the Community, and Spaces In-Between
- Introduction: Samuel B. Prime, Melnitz Movies
Moderator: Stacey Meeker, GSA Publications
- Andrew Hall, Co-Founder
Festival of (In)appropriation: a Festival of Experimental Found Footage Films
- Andrew Myers, Editor
Mediascape: UCLA’s Journal of Cinema and Media Studies
- Tomi Mendel, Co-Owner
Orchestral Colour Records
- Logan Clark and Nolan Warden, Editors
Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology
Open Access Week 2010
Click here for a copy of flier.
Information Studies Department Colloquium moderated by Professor Christine Borgman: "What new librarians should know about open access and scholarly communication"
Recorded Thursday, October 21, 2010.
"A panel of scholars, technologists and librarians will discuss what OA means in their work, how they make work open, and what barriers, challenges, and resistance they encounter in making scholarly work open." Participants include Andrew Lau (Editor, InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies), Bonnie Tijerina (Lunch & Librarians), and Stacey Meeker (Director of GSA Publications).
Click here for a copy of the flier.
PRINT-ON-DEMAND and PARTNERSHIP WITH UC PRESS
GSA Publications and Carte Italiane pioneered a breakthrough arrangement to reduce wasteful printing and increase visibility by bringing the first journals to UC Press' print-on-demand program. As a result of this growing and popular program, GSA Publications titles are featured in the UC Press catalogue and are available for purchase from vendors such as Amazon (see Carte Italiane goes to Amazon) and Barnes & Noble.
- GSA Publications and Open Access featured in UCLA Graduate Division's Spring 2011 Graduate Quarterly
- Daily Bruin article GSA's Print Academic Journal Carte Italiane Goes Online February 23, 2010
- And for an historic view of GSA Publications: Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Graduate Student-Run Publications
Graduate Student Quarterly, Fall 2001
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The following are UCLA graduate student publications supported by GSA. Copies of journals are located in the GSA archive in the GSA Media Studio and main office. Click on the journal title to visit its profile page.