This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I don't think the Journal would have been a good way to keep tabs on what's happening in the Java world ever since publication ceased to be monthly (which happened in 2004). It's doubtful whether there will be a new issue any time soon - we haven't had article submissions in a while now.
I recommend following sites like TheServerSide and "Week in Review" on java.net (and reading what gets discussed here on the Ranch, of course).