University Press supports Digital Publishing in the Humanities

Article from this week’s The Chronicle for Higher Education

Encouraging Digital Publishing in the Humanities: A Report on an NEH-sponsored Workshop

By: Adeline Koh

How is the world of academic publishing adapting to the move from print to digital? This has already been the subject of numerous ProfHacker articles, including a report on THATCAMP publishing, and my series of interviews with academic libraries and presses on Digital Challenges to Academic Publishing.

This question is now being taken up in a variety of scholarly publishing venues. In November 2012, the University Press of North Georgiaheld an NEH grant-supported workshop examining peer review of born-digital monographs. Participants included the University of Akron Press, the University of Georgia Press, Wayne State University Press, Temple University Press and others. The group discussed issues ranging from the changing role of the university press in the rapidly evolving forms of scholarly communications, the ways peer review should be adapted for more cost-effective forms of…

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