‘Synthesis’ – a welcome addition to EKT’s eJournals platform

The English language journal of comparative literary studies ‘Synthesis’, now in electronic form with Open Access, includes scholarly articles, interviews and book reviews.

The National Documentation Centre (EKT) has entered a new partnership with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, to publish the Department of English Language and Literature’s scholarly journal ‘Synthesis’. The journal, which was first issued in 2008 and includes scholarly interdisciplinary, comparative and theoretical approaches to the general study of English language literature, is now available with Open Access through EKT ejournals.

The goal of the journal is to promote the study of literary texts focusing on contemporary theoretical thought and critical discourse produced in regional areas,  highlighting their cultural, historical and political relations with the centre. In this way, it aims to broaden the study of the literary text, treating major trends and approaches critically and reflectively. To date, there are 10 issues in the publication archive. Content includes scholarly articles, interviews and book reviews written in English. Readers can request material from a total of 74 articles, 20 book reviews and 10 interviews, find out how to submit work to the journal and how to submit work for peer review online.

The Department of English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens covers a wide range of English studies such as culture, literary criticism, literature of the English-speaking world, translation, theoretical and applied linguistics.

As an independent platform of EKT ePublishing, ejournals hosts high quality journals (currently 35), and offers an integrated publishing environment and  open access to authoritative content, enhancing academic communication and research activities. Today, many prestigious institutions use EKT’s epublishing platforms in their transition to a modern method of scholarly publishing covering all stages of the publishing process. They have now been joined by the Department of English Language and Literature (DELL). Under the partnership agreement, EKT provides the infrastructure while DELL is responsible for content.

EKT ePublishing consists of three platforms for journals, conference proceedings and books-monographs. These platforms host the content of each publisher (journals, monographs, conference proceedings) making the co-existence with other prestigious publishers possible.

www.ekt.gr, with information from Department of English Language and Literature