Tag Archives: Digital Challenges to Academic Publishing

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Mellon Funding for the Open Library of the Humanities

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Here’s some exciting news for readers interested in experiments in academic publishing: the Open Library of the Humanities has just received a substantial Mellon Foundation grant to build its technological platform, business model, journal and monograph pilot scheme.

The Open Library of the Humanities (OLH) — run by the enterprising Martin Paul Eve (@martin_eve) and Caroline Edwards (@the_blochian) — is an ambitious project to replicate the Public Library of Science (PLoS) project for the huma…

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Crowdsourcing the Best Digital Humanities Content: Introducing #DHThis, the Digital Humanities Slashdot

crowdsourcing-525x350In the world of print, editors traditionally serve as a screening mechanism to ensure that only the best work sees the light of publication. In academia, peer review serves the same purpose. By relying on the judgment of other experts, a journal ensures that only certain types of work will appear within its pages. But with the advent of the Internet and easy-to-use content management systems like WordPress and Blogger, the power to publish is now in anyone’s hands. How then should the process …

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Publishing Your Dissertation Online: What’s a New Ph.D. to Do?

Early this week, the American Historical Association (AHA) released a controversial statement that strongly advised graduate programs and libraries to adopt a policy allowing the embargoing of the publication of completed dissertations online for up to six years. The statement has generated much praise and much criticism. Supporters of the statement argue that it protects junior authors, given that in the current academic climate a completed, published, single-authored monograph continues to be …

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On Open Access, #AltAc and the Future of the Academic Press: A Conversation with Duke University Press, Part Three

openaccessThis is part 3 (the final part) of the ninth interview in a series, Digital Challenges to Academic Publishing, by Adeline Koh. Each article in this series features an interview with an academic publisher, press or journal editor on how their organization is changing in response to the digital world. The series has featured interviews with Anvil Academic, Stanford Highwire Press, NYU Press, MIT Press and the Penn State University Press.

In this third and final installation of the interview, I spe…

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Buying Book Chapters like Music Tracks, and What’s Wrong with Traditional Peer Review Anyway? A Conversation with Duke University Press, Part Two.

peer_reviewThis is part 2 of the ninth interview in a series by Adeline Koh entitled Digital Challenges to Academic Publishing. Each article in this series features an interview with an academic publisher, press or journal editor on how their organization is changing in response to the digital world. The series has featured interviews with Anvil Academic, Stanford Highwire Press, NYU Press, MIT Press and the Penn State University Press.

In this second part of an interview with Ken Wissoker (@kwissoker) (ed…

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On Monographs, Libraries and Blogging: A Conversation with Duke University Press, Part One

duke chapelThis is part 1 of the ninth interview in a series, Digital Challenges to Academic Publishing, by Adeline Koh. Each article in this series features an interview with an academic publisher, press or journal editor on how their organization is changing in response to the digital world. The series has featured interviews with Anvil Academic, Stanford Highwire Press, NYU Press, MIT Press and the Penn State University Press.

In this interview I speak with Ken Wissoker (@kwissoker), editorial director …

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Rethinking Peer Review in Academic Publishing: An Interview with Frontiers

This is the eighth interview in a series, Digital Challenges to Academic Publishing, by Adeline Koh. Each article in this series features an interview with an academic publisher, press or journal editor on how their organization is changing in response to the digital world. The series has featured interviews with Anvil Academic, Stanford Highwire Press, NYU Press, MIT Press and the Penn State University Press

 

Today I speak with Kamila Markram, president of Frontiers, a new online platform fo…

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Build Your Own Open Access Journal: An Interview with Rob Walsh of Scholastica

This is the seventh interview in a series, Digital Challenges to Academic Publishing, by Adeline Koh. Each article in this series features an interview with an academic publisher, press or journal editor on how their organization is changing in response to the digital world. The series has featured interviews with Anvil AcademicStanford Highwire PressNYU PressMIT Press and the Penn State University Press

Want to start your own open-access journal? Find out more today as I speak wi…

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Open Access Ahoy: An Interview with Ubiquity Press

This is the sixth article in a series, Digital Challenges to Academic Publishing, by Adeline Koh. Each article in this series features an interview with an academic publisher, press or journal editor on how their organization is changing in response to the digital world. The series has featured interviews with Stanford Highwire Press, NYU Press, MIT Press, Anvil Academic and the Penn State University Press.

This interview is with Brian Hole of Ubiquity Press (@ubiquitypress), a small new London-…

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A ProfHacker TweetChat with Anvil Academic: Presenting Digital Work for Promotion and Tenure

Last Friday, ProfHacker ran a live TweetChat with Anvil Academic (@anvilacademic), a new press that aims to bring scholarly rigor to publishing digital projects. Anvil is led by the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) and the Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Read our former posts about Anvil herehere, and visit their spanking new website (now accepting submissions!) here. You can also find some great overviews of Anvil’s work in Jack Dougherty (@d…