Journals & Newsletters


ISSN 2378-3702(print) 2378-3710(online)

Coastlines is a literary journal produced in association with the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the Vice Provost.

For the journal's new, online-only submission guidelines, please consult the Submit Article link.

Gulf and Caribbean Research

ISSN 1528-0470

Gulf and Caribbean Research is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal published online by The University of Southern Mississippi and co-sponsored by the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. The journal was originally founded in 1961 by Gordon Gunter as a publication of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, and was titled Gulf Research Reports; that title persisted through 1999. Starting in 2000, the name was changed to Gulf and Caribbean Research to better reflect the scope of manuscripts, and the journal was published in traditional hard-copy format through 2013. After a brief hiatus involving a change to an electronic only format, the journal began accepting articles for publication in 2015. The journal considers manuscripts which deal mainly with research or research issues pertinent to the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.

PlumX metrics for individual articles (usage, captures, mentions, social media, citations) can be viewed by clicking on the article title and then clicking on “PlumX Metrics”.

In 2019 we will have two Ocean Reflection articles.

Dr. Brian E. LaPointe, from the Florida Atlantic University and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, is an expert in nutrients and harmful algal blooms. Dr. LaPointe’s article will be titled “Shifting Baselines: Nutrient Enrichment as a Driver in Gulf and Caribbean Marine Ecosystems.”

Dr. Kenneth L. Heck, Jr. from the Dauphin Island Sea Laboratory, is an expert in seagrass ecology and predator-prey interactions. Dr. Heck’s article will be entitled “Seagrasses Come of Age: 50 Years of Progress.”

Open-access fees for the Ocean Reflection articles above are supported by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Corpus Christi, Texas.

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

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

ISSN 1941-8027

The Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE) is a refereed international journal published in print and online by the Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology (SICET). With the aim of providing a platform for international Chinese scholars and experts in the field of education technology and encouraging academic cooperation, communication, and support among professionals, JETDE provides a multidisciplinary forum and focal points for SICET members to exchange practice and research between disciplines, educational levels, and educational technologies.

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

Journal of Sport Safety and Security

The Journal of Sport Safety and Security is an open access online journal publishing research articles in all areas of sport safety and security. The journal aims to be a resource for educational partners, as well as practitioners, in the evolving field of sport security studies.

Published by: The University of Southern Mississippi and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4)

Frequency: Annually – manuscripts will be published online upon notification of acceptance.

Library Focus (Newsletters)

Library Focus, the newsletter of University Libraries, is published twice a year during the spring and fall semester. Library Focus highlights the collections, services, events and activities at the libraries of the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses.

Online Journal of Health Ethics

ISSN 1551-4218

The Online Journal of Health Ethics is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that addresses and considers articles on ethical health related issues and the understanding of all aspects of public health.

All articles published by The Online Journal of Health Ethics are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Additionally, authors of articles published in The Online Journal of Health Ethics are the copyright holders of their articles.

Prospectus (Newsletters)

The Prospectus is published annually by the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Southern Mississippi to showcase the activities and accomplishments of each of the departments within the college.

SLIS Connecting

ISSN 2330-2917

SLIS Connecting, the journal of The University of Southern Mississippi's School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), is an open access, refereed e-journal. The purpose of SLIS Connecting is to share news, information, and research with LIS students, alumni, faculty, professionals, and scholars through regular columns, selected faculty publications, invited student papers, and peer-reviewed student research papers. There are no fees associated with reviewing or publishing in SLIS Connecting and no fees associated with downloading articles and columns. The authors published in SLIS Connecting are the copyright holders of their articles.

The Catalyst

ISSN 2471-0776

The Catalyst is a Multidisciplinary Review of Undergraduate Scholarship at The University of Southern Mississippi. It is dedicated to inspiring undergraduates to take the knowledge acquired in classrooms to a new level of undergraduate research, to encourage students to use knowledge in new ways, and to create new knowledge. The purpose of the journal is to bring the importance of undergraduate research to the full attention of faculty, staff, and students, and to serve as a showcase for the high level of academic excellence and prestigious research generated at The University of Southern Mississippi. The Catalyst serves as a place for undergraduates to gain research experience, to garner the recognition they deserve for their innovative research, and to show other undergraduates what great things can be accomplished through research, thus demonstrating The University of Southern Mississippi’s commitment to quality undergraduate education. Undergraduate research can involve creative work, service learning, travel, experience, laboratory discovery and traditional library research.

The Primary Source

ISSN 1941-8434

The Primary Source is the official publication of the Society of Mississippi Archivists and contains timely articles on archives, records management, conservation, listings of accessions at archival repositories and national and regional archival news.

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

The Southern Quarterly

ISSN 0038-4496

Published by The University of Southern Mississippi since 1962, The Southern Quarterly is a scholarly journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of Southern arts and culture. A member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) and available through Project MUSE, The SoQ defines "the arts" broadly, including literature, painting, sculpture, music, dance, theatre, film, and popular culture. We also publish studies of Southern culture informed by such disciplines as history, folklore, anthropology, political science, and social geography. The SoQ defines "The South" as anything south of the Mason Dixon Line, including the Caribbean, to the larger Global South. The SoQ brings scholarly articles, cutting edge interviews, archival documents with commentary, photo essays, portfolios, and book reviews to subscribers all over the world.

To submit content, please use the “submit article” link in the left menu. For all other correspondence, please email


University Libraries Annual Report (University Libraries)

The University Libraries Annual Report documents the activities and events of University Libraries units and personnel over the course of a given academic year. It includes event recaps, statistics, new projects, and opportunities for the community to support the Libraries and their endeavors.