January 10, 2013, 11:00 am
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 for open access publishing in science fields. Frontiers is a grassroots initiative started by scientists for scientists, with an immensely innovative new peer review system. Our discussion today covers Frontiers’ scope and goals, and how it plans to contribute to the changing landscape of academic publishing.
AK: Could you explain what Frontiers is about, and what makes it distinct from …
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Late last month saw the debut of the Journal of Digital Humanities, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that features “the best scholarship, tools, and conversations produced by the digital humanities community” during the previous quarter. ProfHacker readers ought to find this new journal, edited by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media’s Dan Cohen and Joan Fragaszy Troyano, worth a look. (Full disclosure/humblebrag: I have a piece in the issue.)
If the contents of the inaugural issue—which range from an essay arguing that humanists need to understand and interpret quantitative data to a review of the WordSeer text analysis tool—fall outside your usual scholarly domain, then certainly the journal’s editorial and publishing apparatus will pique your interest. As Dan Cohen explained in a separate blog post, the journal operates under the model of catching the…