In June 2020, NYU Global Liberal Studies launched The Interdependent, its open-access online undergraduate research journal. Committed to exploring the global commonalities across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, The Interdependent fosters multidisciplinary research and discussion on global interdependence and cross-cultural encounters, and encourages global empathy. Its inaugural volume published shortened senior theses and creative works across all concentrations in the Global Liberal Studies bachelor’s degree.
The range of article topics included:
Explorations of cosmopolitan identity of expatriate children in Vietnam
The hybridity of Chinese-Vietnamese identity in the United States and Europe
The production of radical archives through archival art in Argentina and the United States
A documentary on the challenges of Afro-Italians in Florence
The Interdependent is the first, and thus far only, NYU undergraduate research journal to be indexed by Crossref and to offer Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for each published article and creative work. It joins a very small group of undergraduate journals nationwide with such an imprimatur. With over 16,000 members in more than 120 countries, Crossref provides both global visibility and academic viability for its over 72,000 indexed journals. Crossref offers metadata retrieval on a large scale with more than 600 million queries per month on average. As an example, ResearchGate, a professional network of over 17 million scientists and researchers globally, draws on journal articles indexed by Crossref.
For its second volume, The Interdependent plans to invite all NYU alumni to submit senior-year research articles and all current NYU students to submit study-abroad reflections or photographs. In addition, students from across the university will be eligible to join The Interdependent Editorial Team in Spring 2021 by registering for a two-credit elective course.