GSA Publications partnered with the UCLA Library and the Internet Archive in digitizing full runs of graduate student journals over thirty years old and making this content freely available through the Internet Archive

Lunch & Librarians

Digitization Projects Ufahamu Digitization ProjectIn 2012-2013 the UCLA Library digitized the entire backlist of the journal Ufahamu


GSA journals are making important strides in making their content freely available online according to the principles of Open Access independently and through the University of California’s eScholarship program. GSA Publications has been a leader in providing eScholarship content . Several journals have been accepted for listing the Directory of Open Access Journals.

The Right to Research

On October 3, 2010, the Student Advocates for Graduate Education (SAGE) coalition, of which UCLA is a founding member, unanimously approved a Resolution in Support of the Student Statement on the Right to Research.

Open Access Week 2012

Open Access With A Little Help From Our Friends: How UCLA’s Graduate Student Journals Thrive

Open Access Week 2011

LA Premier: PressPausePlay (David Dworsky & Victor Köhler, 2011)

Post-screening panel discussion: Open Access in the Academy,

the Community, and Spaces In-Between

Introduction: Samuel B. Prime, Melnitz Movies

Moderator: Stacey Meeker, GSA Publications

Andrew Hall, Co-Founder

Festival of (In)appropriation: a Festival of Experimental Found Footage Films
Andrew Myers, Editor

Mediascape: UCLA’s Journal of Cinema and Media Studies
Tomi Mendel, Co-Owner

Orchestral Colour Records
Logan Clark and Nolan Warden, Editors

Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology

Workshop: What Every Graduate Student Needs to Know about Creative Commons, Copyright, and Why Rights Matter in Researching, Publishing, Teaching, and Creating

Information Studies Department Colloquium moderated by Professor Christine Borgman: “What new librarians should know about open access and scholarly communication”
Recorded Thursday, October 21, 2010.

“A panel of scholars, technologists and librarians will discuss what OA means in their work, how they make work open, and what barriers, challenges, and resistance they encounter in making scholarly work open.” Participants include Andrew Lau (Editor,InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies), Bonnie Tijerina (Lunch & Librarians), and Stacey Meeker(Director of GSA Publications).

GSA Publications And Open Access Week 2009

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GSA Publications and Carte Italiane pioneered a breakthrough arrangement to reduce wasteful printing and increase visibility by bringing the first journals to UC Press’ print-on-demand program. As a result of this popular program, GSA Publicationstitles were featured in the UC Press catalogue and are available for purchase from vendors such as Amazon (see Carte Italiane goes to Amazon) and Barnes & Noble.

In the fall of 2012, GSA Publications titles moved to eScholarship PLUS. Now tiles are available through Lulu.com as well as major distributors like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

GSA Publications and Open Access featured in UCLA Graduate Division’s Spring 2011 Graduate Quarterly Daily Bruin article

GSA’s Print Academic Journal Carte Italiane Goes Online February 23, 2010 And for an historic view of GSA Publications:

Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Graduate Student-Run Publications Graduate Student Quarterly, Fall 2001

The following are UCLA graduate student publications supported by GSA. Copies of journals are located in the GSA archive in the GSA Media Studio and main office. Click on the journal title to visit its profile page.