Moving to the Mainstream

A good synthesis of the state of open peer review:

Rebecca Pool asks: "was 2017 the year that scholarly publishing let in open peer review?" The article features comments by Andrew Preston, co-founder and chief executive of peer review service provider, Publons.

Source: Rebecca Pool, "Moving to the Mainstream," Research Information, February-March, 2018,  (free account required)

Call for Session Proposals: NeMLA 50th Anniversary Convention, Washington, DC

The Northeast Modern Language Association is turning 50! Please come and help us celebrate our Anniversary Convention at the Gaylord National in Washington DC, March 21–24, 2019.

The theme of our 2019 convention is "Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples." It aims to challenge traditional notions of history, territory, and identity and to recognize the complex processes of trans-culturation that have characterized modernity.

RUSA History Section / H-HistBibl Online Discussion Series

These online discussion, jointly sponsored by the History Section of ALA's Reference and User Services Association and H-HistBibl, aim to bring faculty and history/humanities librarians together to discuss relevant issues pertaining to scholarship and instruction and to encourage faculty and librarians to explore opportunities for collaboration.


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Open Access Publishing in the Humanities Online Discussion

Online discussion on Open Access Publishing in the Humanities, organized by H-HistBibl and the History Section of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association (April 25, 2018).

The discussion started with brief presentations by Seth Denbo, Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives at the American Historical Association, and Sarah McKee, Senior Associate Director for Publishing at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University. 

Understanding the needs of scholars in a contemporary publishing environment: Survey results

Publication of interest:

PWW Research Team. Understanding the Needs of Scholars in a Contemporary Publishing Environment: Survey Report (Publishing Without Walls: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017).

From the Web: University Press of New England to Shut Down in December

Dartmouth News reports that the publishing consortium run by Dartmouth College and Brandeis University will be shutting down by the end of 2018, with Dartmouth College Press and Brandeis University Press taking control of their own imprints.


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