Publishing Research at the College of The Bahamas




College of the Bahamas, Research, Publication


The College of The Bahamas has published 20 volumes of a research journal since 1980. The journal has had a stop-and-start history, undergone three name changes, and in 2008 made a major move from a print to an online environment. This overview of publishing a research journal at the College of The Bahamas traces its history and evolution through the years from a print journal to an open access electronic journal and to the International Journal of Bahamian Studies.

Author Biography

Virginia C. Ballance, The College of The Bahamas

Managing Editor, International Journal of Bahamian Studies


Bynoe, J. G, & Hepburn. C. (1980). Introduction. College Forum, 1, 1-2.

Davis, L. A. (1995). The indigenous curriculum and the production of indigenous materials: Curriculum reform in The Bahamas. College Forum, 7, 1-28.

Fielding, W. J., & Samuels, D. (2002). Preliminary observations on the telephone survey as a research tool in New Providence. College of the Bahamas Research Journal, 11, 4-10.

Fielding, W. J., Samuels, D., & Mather, J. (2002). Attitudes and actions of West Indian dog owners towards neutering their animals: A gender issue? Anthrozoos, 15(3), 206-226.

Johnson, P. (1986). Preface. College Forum, 5, i.

Mitchell, D. (2012). Mitchell’s West Indian bibliography: Caribbean books and pamphlets from 1492 to the present. (11th ed.).

Quamina-Aiyejina, L. (2006). Education and training in the Bahamas: A partially annotated bibliography. University of the West Indies, School of Education.

Sairsingh-Mills, M. (2008). Information for contributors. The College of The Bahamas Research Journal, 13, 1.

Urwick, J. (2001). Editorial. College of The Bahamas Research Journal, 10, ii.

Urwick, J. (2002). The Bahamian educational system: A case study in Americanization. Comparative Education Review, 46(2), 157-181.






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