The WMU Library provide journals through several vendors and in many formats. For print journals, please see our catalogue. Print journals are only available on campus.
For print journals, use the library catalog Advanced Search. Check the box next to "Serials" In the Item Type section.
If you are looking for a particular journal, or journals on a particular subject, go to our e-publication finder to discover online titles.
If you are more interested in specific articles and not entire journals, try our discovery service.
The purpose of Academic Journals is to inform, report, and make available original research and new findings. Academic journals are most often peer reviewed, meaning the articles within them have gone through a vetting process before being published. Academic journals are often devoted to a single discipline or subdiscipline. These types of journals are rarely freely available but must be accessed through a library or private subscription. It is sometimes possible to find pre-published versions of articles online.
Examples: Journal of marine Science and Technology, Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce, Journal of Navigation, Supply Chain Management.
Trade journals mostly report on industry trends, new products or techniques to people in a specific trade, business or profession. They cover practical information related to a field or industry. In the maritime subject this is a very common type of journal. The articles in this type of journal are not peer reviewed or of a scholarly nature.
Examples: Work Boat World, Warship Technology, Port Strategy, PEM.
The aim of popular magazines is mostly to entertain, inform and comment on different topics without providing in-depth analysis. Articles are not peer-reviewed or of an academic nature. This type of magazine is often subject-specific, focusing on a particular hobby or broader entertainment subject. The library does not subscribe to any specific maritime related popular magazines.
Examples: National Geographic
Newspapers aim to disseminate news on a daily or weekly basis. Newspaper are often concerned with more serious subject matters than popular magazines, they encompass current events in politics, sport, leisure, religion and business.
General examples: The New York Times, Washington Post, Sydsvenskan
Maritime examples: TradeWinds