We are proud to announce that Stephen F. Austin State University’s first digital journal, the CRHR Research Reports, is now live! While originally envisioned as an outlet for the research associates, affiliates and fellows at the CRHR, we welcome you to submit your original research articles, monographs, volumes, and technical report chapters for peer review by clicking on the Submit Article button (the editorial manager will walk you through the process)! As a digital journal, we plan to regularly include full-color images, video segments, and 3D figures. More importantly, all of the content in the CRHR Research Reports will be archived in the Steen Library on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in perpetuity. Additionally, we encourage our authors to include article-specific datasets as supplementary data that are published alongside their article(s) (as Additional Files). To see examples of this, visit the site, and click on the title of the second and third articles. The third article includes three 3D figures of Caddo NAGPRA vessels from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department collections that can be manipulated in the article after it is downloaded.
While it is expected that the bulk of our publications will be Center-produced, we do accept original research articles, as well as proposals for Special Publications. The Special Publications will begin with the James E. Corbin Papers in Archaeology, which will consist of an annual volume. The first of these, entitled Cultural Implications of Late Quaternary Environmental Change in Northeastern Texas by Michael B. Collins and C. Britt Bousman, will be published in May of 2015. The second volume (May 2016) in the Corbin Papers will be The Archeology of McGee Bend (Sam Rayburn) Reservoir, Texas by Edward B. Jelks. The focus of the Corbin Papers is, first and foremost, to honor one of the scions of East Texas archaeology. Secondly, we wish to make available to the broadest possible audience a selection of the hidden–albeit very useful–manuscripts produced by professional and avocational archaeologists in the region that currently remain unpublished.
Visit CRHR Research Reports now by clicking here.
Additionally, I want to leave you with a rather substantial hint regarding another (big) announcement that we will be making in the next two weeks…