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Library of Congress now home to collection of Georgia Southern Libraries journals

A collection of 12 journals published by the Georgia Southern University Libraries are now housed in the Library of Congress. The journals, authored by teaching and research faculty, will be permanently available in the Microfilm and Electronic Resources Center (MERC) in Washington, D.C., and may become available through the Library of Congress’ publicly accessible online catalog in the future. 

The journals are:

  • Association of Marketing Theory and Practice Proceedings
  • Becoming: Journal of the Georgia Association for Middle Level Education
  • Georgia Educational Researcher
  • Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs
  • International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association
  • Journal of Student Success in Writing
  • National Youth-At-Risk Journal
  • Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Georgia Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
  • Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching and Learning Conference
  • Theory and Applications of Graphs

“The University Libraries are proud to support our teaching and research faculty,” said Dean of University Libraries Lisandra Carmichael, Ph.D. “The journals selected participate in and enrich the Library of Congress’ stated mission: ‘to acquire, protect and preserve works that support American innovation, knowledge and creativity.’ The selection of these online journals is an indicator of the maturity and significance of the journals and the management of the University’s institutional repository.”

The University Libraries currently publish 19 journals via Digital Commons@Georgia Southern. Digital Commons is an open-access digital repository that collects, archives and disseminates the intellectual and creative output of the University’s faculty, staff, students and community partners. Digital Commons hosts contributions from across the University and the community, including campus documents and publications, faculty and student research, conferences, journals, research data, news and more. Of the many collections in Digital Commons, our journals are some of the most heavily used, nationally and internationally.  Since Digital Commons was established in 2010, more than 2,000 articles have been downloaded over 795,000 times by visitors from over 220 countries. Today, Digital Commons averages over 13,000 article downloads per month.

For more information, see the Libraries’ Institutional Repository Services guide or contact the department at (912) 478-4056 or

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