The quality of a scholarly journal… the speed of the web
The Compass journals publish state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed survey articles from across the entire discipline. All articles are specially commissioned by an international team of Section Editors and, following peer review, are produced to the same high standards as the Wiley-Blackwell print journals. This means that readers can be assured of the quality of the content and its presentation.
However, Compass is different in several important ways:
- Number of articles: each Compass publishes approximately 100 or more articles per year, depending on the discipline.
- Broad scope: each journal covers an entire discipline, which allows readers to make interesting connections between sub-disciplines.
- Wide readership: the survey nature of the articles means that they can be used by anyone who is a non-specialist in the area, including teaching faculty and researchers. They also can be used in advanced teaching to introduce students to trends and developments in the field.
- Speed: articles are typically produced in 8-10 weeks from receipt of final, peer-reviewed version.
- Continuous publication: new articles are published as soon as they are produced, instead of having to wait for an issue date.
- Cross-searchable: users can search multiple Compasses simultaneously where a topic, for example, spans both History and Literature.
- Durability: all articles remain in the Journal archive indefinitely, which creates a reservoir of useful material.
The Compass Journals are available on subscription to institutional libraries. Follow this link for information for librarians.
There is no print version of Compass.