We have just released Magnificat CLM‘s third volume, of which we feel very proud, as its contributions are brilliant.
This year we offer an article by Roger Boase on a real Renaissance love story. Francesc Gómez repeats collaboration, this time with a thorough work on the early reception of Dante in Catalan culture. José Ángel Esteras, Josemi Lorenzo and Alberto Montaner publish a curious work on the intriguing epigraphic inscriptions of Lara (of the famous infantes). Annamaria Annicchiarico offers an impeccable critical edition of several mythological Corellan proses. And finally, in the seventh centennial of Ramon Llull’s death (http://www.anyllull.cat/en/), two of the most important Lullian scholars, Anthony Bonner and Albert Soler, present us with a flawless study on the importance of ekphrasis in the Beatus’s writings.
Our readers will find another novelty in this volume: we changed our bibliographical style to one of the most common standards: the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA author-date), to which our own was indebted from the start. This switch is due to our intention of including in our journal, in future volumes, JATS-xml formatted versions of our articles, alongside the traditional pdf. Perhaps the most complicated step in this type of xml conversion is the list of works cited. Some semi-automatic converters are appearing, but only for major bibliographic styles, and hence our change.
During 2016 Magnificat CLM‘s presence has kept growing in indexes and databases. We are now in ERIH+, DOAJ, Latindex, REDIB, BDDOC-CSIC, the MLA International Bibliography, Dialnet, and ScienceOpen. Now, once published our third volume, we have started proceedings for inclusion in Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus and Redalyc, as we comply with their requirements.
Our inclusion in ScienceOpen deserves a particular mention. SO is a wonderful platform promoting open access to scientific articles. SO launched a prize competition for platinum open access journals, in order to reward the best fully open, non-APC of them. We are proud to say that we found ourselves among the chosen ones. Thank you, SO much!
And finally, after quite a long bureaucratic process, Magnificat CLM has been also included in RACO (Revistes Catalanes en Accés Obert), from which its articles can be downloaded the same as from our Universitat de València’s platform. We hope our presence in RACO will enhance our already high visibility and will approach us to another of the greatest indexes, CARHUS+, in which we aspire to be included some day.
We hope you enjoy our journal. Please remember that you can leave your comments here, as well as on Twitter (@MagnificatCLM) and on ScienceOpen, which offers a functionality for direct comments on each particular article.
And are you a researcher on a medieval subject or on digital humanities? Why not submit a proposal to us? We are extremely thorough in our selection standards. If chosen, you will get a high impact for your article and enjoy open access for free.
Prof. Rosanna Cantavella, Editor, Magnificat Cultura i Literatura Medievals
Universitat de València / Life Member, Clare Hall University of Cambridge