Free expression: Delhi University to bring out three journals soon
According to the university website, “these journals will be available online, free of charge, with open access.”.
Speaking about the idea behind introducing these journals, Avinash Khare, Department of Physics and Astrophysics, who is involved with the journals, said, “Most reputed universities have a journal of their own and it was felt that Delhi University should also publish journals. There more than 70 colleges in the university apart from several departments. So much research output goes unnoticed. While researchers might be publishing their articles in various journals, both within the country and abroad, the combined output of the university is not highlighted.”
The highlight of this initiative is that even undergraduate students will get the opportunity to have their articles published. “The journals are not restricted to research papers. We also also encourage the creative aspirations of students. Thus, we have a separate journal for creative writing,” Khare said.
Called DU-Vidha, the bi-annual creative writing journal will be in English and Hindi. As the name signifies, the literary genres or vidha is an avenue for writers to express their dilemma while “negotiating what to say and just how to say it,” the university website said.
Most colleges have their college magazines which carry articles by students. “A pool of very well-written articles by students are already available in college magazines and we are planning to use some
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