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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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Ask RoMEO About Your Favorite Journal’s Open Access Policy

Next week is Open Access Week and its admirable slogan is, “Set the Default to Open Access.” As a recently minted PhD graduate who wants to both publish with recognized journals in my field and widely share my work as open access, this is treacherous territory. Fortunately, there are many roads to open access. One of the most important of these is self-archiving.

I recently took a closer look at a wonderful search engine that has been around for over a decade now, providing information to author…

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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…

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Digital Killed the Analog Star, Redux: A Live Tweetchat with Anvil Academic TODAY, 12pm-1pm EST

ProfHacker will be hosting a live Tweetchat TODAY with the core team for Anvil Academic, a press seeking to develop new standards for forms of digital publication used for promotion and tenure. ProfHacker featured Anvil’s mission last week, and an interview with its editor, Fred Moody, on Tuesday.

Have lots of questions for Anvil? Wondering if your digital project will be a good fit? Join us TODAY (Friday, October 5) from 12pm-1pm EST for a live Tweetchat with Fred (@moodyfred, Editor), Lisa Spi…

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Digital Killed the Analog Star: An Interview with Fred Moody of Anvil Academic Press

This is the fifth 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 PressNYU PressMIT Press and the Penn State University Press.

Today I speak with Fred Moody (@moodyfred) of Anvil Academic, a new open-access digital press that aims t…

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A Digital Solution to Academic Publishing? Introducing Anvil Academic


Academic publishing is broken. University presses are underfunded, and are facing great difficulty surviving as the cost of producing monographs grows more and more unprofitable. Yet these monographs are often the gold standard for promotion and tenure especially within humanities fields. But, academic presses argue, the work of evaluation for tenure and promotion should not be their responsibility. At the same time, libraries chant that their shrinking budgets cannot accommodate the rising cos…

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Is Open Access a Moral or a Business Issue? A Conversation with The Pennsylvania State University Press

State College, PA[Adeline Koh is an assistant professor of literature at Richard Stockton College, New Jersey. She currently directs two digital humanities projects: Digitizing ‘Chinese Englishmen,’ an open-source resource on 19th century ‘Asian Victorians,’ and The Stockton Postcolonial Studies Project, an online magazine on postcolonial studies and the digital humanities. Find her on twitter at @adelinekoh. -GHW]

This is the third article in a series, Digital Challen…

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The Printing Press of the Digital Environment: A Conversation with Stanford’s Highwire Press

High Wire[Adeline Koh is an assistant professor of literature at Richard Stockton College, New Jersey. She currently directs two digital humanities projects: Digitizing ‘Chinese Englishmen,’ an open-source site on 19th century ‘Asian Victorians,’ and The Stockton Postcolonial Studies Project, an online magazine on postcolonial studies and the digital humanities. Find her on twitter at @adelinekoh. -GHW]

This is the second article in a new series, Digital Challenges to Academic Publishing, by guest author…

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Toward an Index of All Stories: Previewing Small Demons

Small Demons screenshotHow useful might a proper-name index to all novels and movies be? If, for example, you wanted to discover all instances of Peeps in fiction, or every time someone drove a Mustang, or took a picture of Big Ben?

That is the humble goal of Small Demons, a new service (still in beta) that aims to allow readers to discover connections between works, as well as to more fully understand the way novels and movies they love represent the world.

Valla Vakili, the co-founder and CEO of Small Demons, has a …