The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University has launched a new website for its journal Harvard Ukrainian Studies at husj.harvard.edu. This digital version of the journal will eventually include the content of all past volumes and will publish new articles in advance of forthcoming hard copies.
“Harvard Ukrainian Studies has long been known as the premier journal of academic research on Ukraine,” said Serhii Plokhii, HURI director. “Digitizing the journal not only demonstrates our leadership in the field of digital humanities, it is an important step in fulfilling the Institute’s mission to advance knowledge of Ukraine worldwide.”
In addition to accessing the full text of the journal articles by volume, subscribers will be able to perform advanced searches, follow topics and authors to receive notifications about new material, read articles before they’re available in hard copy, and access supporting media, such as audio interviews and videos.
“The HUS website is at the cutting edge of academic publishing,” said Oleh Kotsyuba, HURI manager of publications. “With this beautiful layout and innovative interface, we hope to change the way people consume and use academic research, while providing tools so scholars can more easily use the wealth of data in the journal’s archives.”
This is the first phase in the website rollout. In the near future, site visitors will be able to purchase subscriptions online to gain instant access to content, as well as use citation tools, see article rankings, and enjoy enhanced search capabilities with indexing.
“Our longstanding goal to have a designated website for HUS has now been accomplished,” said Halyna Hryn, HUS editor. “In addition to publishing content online, we’ve moved the submission and review process to Scholastica. This web platform facilitates greater convenience, speed, and transparency for authors, without sacrificing the high standard of quality we prioritize.”
Visit the website at husj.harvard.edu.