Journals in Digital Commons: CATE and JCAT

The library is pleased to announce two journals that are being published via our scholarship repository: Digital Commons at Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School.

Cities and the Environment was previously sponsored by Boston College, but was brought to LMU by Eric Strauss. Eric Strauss, the President’s Professor of Biology, is the Senior Editor of CATE.

Cities and the Environment (CATE), a web-based journal, aims to provide an international forum for urban researchers and practitioners to explore ecological theory, share relevant data and exchange best practices. Industry sectors that this journal targets include the biophysical, social and educational aspects of urban management, landscape transformation and educational interventions. The ability of web-based publishing to reach the widest readership possible and the publisher’s goal to keep this journal free of charge will produce a scholarly environment where the audience can exchange ideas and findings that contribute to continued positive urban transformations.


The Department of Marital and Family Therapy has established the Journal of Clinical Art Therapy:

The Journal of Clinical Art Therapy (JCAT) is an online peer-reviewed publication sponsored by the Graduate Department of Marital and Family Therapy, within the College of Communication and Fine Art at Loyola Marymount University. The journal contributes to the knowledge base that supports the practice of art therapy within a systemic context. It is informed by community mental health practices, engagement in artistic processes and a broad understanding of diversity. By presenting scholarship and professional writing, the journal communicates and supports the work of clinical art therapists, augments their dialogue with adjacent fields and creates stronger field specific knowledge.