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Global Tides (Seaver College)
Global Tides is Pepperdine University's interdisciplinary undergraduate research journal featuring work from the humanities, religion, social science, and international studies. This publication is intended to showcase the finest writings of undergraduate students at Pepperdine and to further the academic standing of the university by encouraging students to produce work of the highest quality. Global Tides is a student-led, peer-reviewed journal in which papers are subjected to a rigorous review process to determine their suitability for publication.
LEAVEN is a non-profit journal published quarterly by the Religion Division at Pepperdine University. LEAVEN exists to help fellow Christians think together about the challenges of ministry.
See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.
Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal (School of Law)
The Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal seeks to facilitate an intellectual discourse on the rapidly evolving field of alternative dispute resolution. We are committed to publishing a wide variety of articles presenting different viewpoints and perspectives from practitioners, academics, and students.
Pepperdine Journal of Communication Research (Communication)The Pepperdine Journal of Communication Research seeks to pursue truth and academic excellence in the field of communication by recognizing outstanding student scholarship that explores interpersonal, organizational, rhetoric and leadership, and intercultural communication. Through rigorous peer-review, the Journal strives to contribute to ongoing discussions in communication studies by publishing student papers that investigate a variety of contemporary topics and issues.
Pepperdine Law Review (School of Law)The Pepperdine Law Review is a scholarly legal journal edited and published by students at the Pepperdine University School of Law. Members of the Law Review are selected on the basis of academic excellence and outstanding scholarship, and membership in the Law Review is recognized as both an honor and a unique educational experience. The members of the Law Review edit articles written by professors, lawyers, judges, legislators, and other scholars, as well as producing their own Comments or Notes on legal developments and significant cases.
Pepperdine Policy Review (School of Public Policy)
The Pepperdine Policy Review is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy that showcases the best scholarly work in the field of public policy. The journal seeks submissions with a public policy focus in international relations, economics, American politics, and state and local policy.
The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law (School of Law)
The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law contributes to the body of legal knowledge in the fields of business and entrepreneurship. The Journal maintains a traditional print journal, an online publication, and a blog to foster interdisciplinary exploration of the legal issues pertaining to business and entrepreneurship. JBEL publishes two issues per year, one each fall and spring semester, containing articles from judges, lawyers, law professors, academics, and student authored notes and comments. Additionally, the Journal seeks host symposia in the fields of business and entrepreneurship, and at times will publish resulting symposia issues.
On March 03 2016, Pepperdine University's Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law (JBEL) and the Palmer Center for Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law will be hosting a Symposium on Corporate Structure in an Emerging Market–Rethinking the Lawyer’s Role in Local Business Trends"
In conjunction with the symposium, JBEL is now accepting papers on related topics for publication in our Spring 2016 issue. Please forward your submissions directly to
Whether you have a current publication, or forthcoming work, we invite all professionals, academics and practitioners to submit a manuscript for publication. If you are seeking publication, or have a previously published work, we invite your participation in our Symposium as a speaker, or a guest. If you do not have a manuscript speaking to this specific issue, we still encourage attendance. All interested panelists and/or attendees can contact use directly at our submissions email to discuss participation.
The spring 2016 symposium presented jointly by the Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship, and the Law and the Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship & the Law, seeks to bring together great minds from each of the journal’s namesake areas to discuss the significance of established and new businesses that break from the models of their predecessors, creating nuanced and unresolved questions of law, business and public policy.
This year’s theme will address the emerging issues that are faced by novice entrepreneurs and experienced businesses, exploring how traditional business models adapt to emerging issues, how businesses are formed, how they are currently managed, and the role of the lawyer in these decisions. The topics expected to be covered include, but are not limited to:
The Start-Up Model vs. Traditional Business Model: -Launching Start-Ups -Reshaping Management and Employment Structure -The Novice Entrepreneurs: A Roadmap for starting an effective business today
Protecting Your Business: -Protecting your Intellectual Property -Exclusivity of business and trade secrets -Competing legal and business interests when IP enters the market
The Lawyer's Role in making business decisions: Ethical Issues -Professional Responsibility -Fee Arrangements -Taking ownership interests in business ventures
We look forward to hearing from you..
The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance (Graziadio School of Business and Management)
Scholarly Research about the Financial Economics of Entrepreneurship & Small BusinessThe Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance (JEF) was established in 1991 and is a premier source of academic research related to small business finance and entrepreneurship. The journal's audience, both as authors and as readers, includes academicians and practitioners in the field everywhere. Relevance, originality, rigor, timeliness, and quality are among the key criteria used for making decisions on submitted manuscripts.
The JEF publishes both print and digital editions. There is neither a submission fee nor a publishing fee. To ensure maximum impact and reach, the journal is indexed in Digital Commons, ProQuest, EconPapers, EconStor, RePEc, as well as other indices and repositories.