Tag Archives: scholarly publishing


Introducing The Idealis, An Open-Access Journal for Library and Information Science Research

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There’s a new resource for librarians looking for high-quality, open-access library and information science research, The Idealis. Started by Stacy Konkiel, Lily Troia, & Nicky Agate, the website is:

…a new kind of open access overlay journal, powered by PressForward and curated by librarian-experts working in the arena of scholarly communication. Each week, editors recruit the very best scholarly communication literature from across the Web, working with authors to make their research availabl…


Rethinking How Scholarship Works at MLA17

Friday at the Modern Language Association conference, I’ll be presiding at a session entitled “That’s Not How Scholarship Works! Exploring the Process of Multimodal Critical Making.” This panel builds on something I’ve talked about before at ProfHacker: thinking beyond the essay and making interesting, unusual, and playful things as part of academic work. The scholarly works selected for self-reflexive analysis include works drawing on a range of methods and platforms, from comics and visualiza…


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…


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…


Introducing the Journal of Digital Humanities

Catching BubblesLate 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 …