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Discovery, the flagship publication of PC Press, is a multimedia journal of academic and applied research, literary and artistic work.
It offers information for exploring an array of topics across multiple disciplines and in a variety of media.
Readers can access the debut issue of Discovery at www.pencol.edu/aboutpc/pc-press.
Peninsula College President Luke Robins said publishing in a digital format enables the college to keep costs down and offer publications free of charge.
Believed to be unique among community college ventures, the main journal will be published at least annually.
The inaugural issue of Discovery includes articles on “Ecofeminism and Cultural Memory in Joy Harjo’s Poetry: Writing in the “Enemy’s Language,” by Trisha Winn; “Faction’s Reflection: Bradford Angier and the Cult of the Wild,” by Carmen Germain; and “Whirled Together: Poe’s ‘MS. Found in a Bottle’ and the Polynesian Legend of Maui,” by Matt Teorey.
Poetry inlcudes “Taking Billy Fishing,” by Michael Calvin Mills, and multimedia work “Corporate Color,” by Eduardo Jaramillo.
An original musical composition, “PC@50,” by David P. Jones, is part of the package.
The Peninsula College Press also plans to publish occasional special-interest issues based on specific themes as well as monographic papers.
The purpose is to provide a medium in which scholars, writers, poets and artists can share their work as well as a venue for college and university faculty from around the globe to share their research and scholarship.
All of the work published by PC Press is juried and includes original, reviewed research and scholarship, as well as literary works and artistic and multimedia creations intended for scholarly and professional communities and the broader public.
“Peninsula College faculty are known for being both teachers and scholars, and this new publishing venture allows them to share their scholarship on a broader scale than previously possible and provides an additional platform for teacher/scholars from other colleges and universities as well,” Robins said.
“In a time when many traditional academic presses have either reduced the number of titles they publish or have eliminated their publication efforts entirely, PC Press offers an innovative publishing platform for academics and other scholars who are looking to share their work,” he added.
PC Press is now inviting submissions for future issues of Discovery.
Submissions should be original, creative work. Scientific manuscripts may include research papers, critical reviews, commentary on new findings and public policy discussions.
Literary work includes fiction as well as nonfiction, poetry and essays on topics of interest to faculty and the general public.
Artistic submissions may include visual arts, such as drawings, paintings and photography; and audiovisual works, such as music and videos.
The general criteria for publication are the quality and originality of the contributions.
For more information, visit www.pencol.edu/aboutpc/pc-press.