Research at Pepperdine University
Pepperdine Research Journals
Explore Pepperdine's scholarly journals using the links below.
Global Tides (Seaver College)
Global Tides is Pepperdine University's interdisciplinary undergraduate research journal featuring work from the humanities, religion, social science, and international studies. This publication is intended to showcase the finest writings of Pepperdine undergraduates and further the academic standing of the university by encouraging students to produce work of the highest quality. Global Tides is a student-led, peer-reviewed journal in which papers are subjected to a rigorous review process to determine their suitability for publication.
Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (School of Law)
In collaboration with the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary, the law school publishes the Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary.
This journal is recognized as the finest and most scholarly publication exclusively focused on developments affecting the administrative judiciary. A student staff works with a faculty editor in publishing the journal.
LEAVEN is a non-profit journal published quarterly by the Religion Division at Pepperdine University. LEAVEN exists to help fellow Christians think together about the challenges of ministry. LEAVEN'S objective is to make theological reflection about Christian ministry accessible to the modern reader. LEAVEN is aimed at the general reader with no formal training in biblical, historical, theological, or pastoral studies; yet it is written by those trained in the standards of scholarship and ministry, reflecting high technical accomplishment thus forming a body of knowledge to be shared by those engaged in Christian ministry.
Pepperdine Journal of Communications Research (Communications)
The Pepperdine Journal of Communication Research seeks to pursue truth and academic excellence in the field of communication by recognizing outstanding student scholarship that explores interpersonal, intercultural, organizational, rhetorical, and media communication. Through rigorous peer-review, the Journal strives to contribute to ongoing discussions in communication studies by publishing student papers that investigate a variety of contemporary topics and issues.
Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal (School of Law)
The Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal seeks to facilitate an intellectual discourse on the rapidly evolving field of alternative dispute resolution. The Journal's creators believe that, at its best, the law promotes healing. It is an instrument for reconciliation between aggrieved parties and it facilitates peace. Through scholarship and symposia, the Journal serves our profession in this way: it advances the dialogue on making reconciliation a reality through the law. The Journal's mission is to facilitate intellectual discourse on the rapidly evolving field of alternative dispute resolution.
Pepperdine Law Review (School of Law)
The Pepperdine Law Review is a scholarly legal journal edited and published by students at the Pepperdine University School of Law. Members of the Law Review are selected on the basis of academic excellence and outstanding scholarship, and membership in the Law Review is recognized as both an honor and a unique educational experience. The members of the Law Review edit articles written by professors, lawyers, judges, legislators, and other scholars, as well as producing their own Comments or Notes on legal developments and significant cases.
Pepperdine Policy Review (School of Public Policy)
The Pepperdine Policy Review is a student-run journal that showcases the best scholarly work of School of Public Policy students at Pepperdine University. It features articles, commentaries, opinion pieces, and book reviews that address a variety of issues from health care and national security to political philosophy. The mission of the Pepperdine Policy Review is to publish the best scholarly research, innovative policy solutions, and insightful commentary that School of Public Policy students have to offer. This journal seeks to inform policy makers, academic researchers, and the general public of ideas that will help transform public policy debate in the U.S. and abroad.
The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law (School of Law)
The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law contributes to the body of legal knowledge in the fields of business and entrepreneurship. The Journal maintains a traditional print journal, an online publication, and a blog to foster interdisciplinary exploration of the legal issues pertaining to business and entrepreneurship. JBEL publishes two issues per year, one each fall and spring semester, containing articles from judges, lawyers, law professors, academics, and student authored notes and comments.