[Humanist] 25.841 publications: scholarly publishing; biological computing

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 841.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    UTP Journals <thawkic551 at ROGERS.COM>                      (44)
        Subject: Now Available Online - Journal of Scholarly Publishing 43.3

  [2]   From:    Nathaniel Bobbitt <flautabaja at hotmail.com>                 (5)
        Subject: Cognitive Computation 4.1

        Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 19:46:42 +0000
        From: UTP Journals <thawkic551 at ROGERS.COM>
        Subject: Now Available Online - Journal of Scholarly Publishing 43.3 April2012

Now available online…

Journal of Scholarly Publishing
Volume 43, Number 3 / April 2012
This issue contains:

Sustainability and the Scholarly Enterprise
John T. Seaman, Jr., Margaret B. W. Graham

This article analyses the origins, development, and impact of Gutenberg-e, a digital publishing program in historical scholarship sponsored by the American Historical Association (AHA), with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Intended as an experiment in developing and legitimizing new modes of historical scholarship, Gutenberg-e quickly evolved, under pressure to become economically sustainable, into a traditional publishing enterprise bent on making books cheaper and paying for itself in the process. Digital technology, which had the power to transform the whole scholarly enterprise, instead became a means to shore up the existing system of scholarly publishing, with all its flaws intact. Though Gutenberg-e has much to teach us about the costs and consequences of that system, especially for the scholars it is meant to serve, it also offers a glimpse of an alternative future. Almost in spite of itself, Gutenberg-e produced a handful of innovative works of digital scholarship, experimented with new forms of scholarly collaboration and community, and highlighted the opportunities of an expanded audience for specialized academic work. These modest achievements suggest the potential of digital technology to create things which scholars value and thereby sustain the scholarly enterprise over the long term.
DOI: 10.3138/jsp.43.3.257

Lester J. Cappon, Scholarly Publishing, and the Atlas of Early American History, 1957–1976
Richard J. Cox

The Atlas of Early American History: The Revolutionary Era 1760–1790, published in 1976, remains one of the lasting legacies of the US Bicentennial. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and a variety of private foundations, the publication was only incidentally a product of the celebration of the birth of a nation. The Atlas was the product of twenty years of effort by Lester J. Cappon—historian, archivist, and documentary editor—and because of his commitment to maintaining his own personal archives, we can learn more about this scholarly publishing venture than most. His rich diaries, personal papers, and Atlas archives enable us to follow the trials and tribulations of this publishing venture. We also learn that the kinds of issues facing scholarly publishing today, with a few differences (such as e-publishing), are not unique at all from those of half a century ago.
DOI: 10.3138/jsp.43.3.294

Peer Review As Boundary Work
Graham Howard
The concept of peer review, in the form of the submission of manuscripts to refereed journals, is analysed. Standard received sociological and philosophical accounts of the place of peer review in the production of knowledge are summarized and critiqued. An alternative ‘constructivist’ account is given, and this account is also critiqued. An account of the ‘Social Text Affair’ is given, and it is argued that the affair is instructive for understanding the place of peer review in the production of knowledge. An account of the author's communications with the editors of Ulrich's International Directory of Periodicals about Social Text is given. Finally, the sociological concept of ‘boundary work’ is introduced, and it is concluded that peer review is a form of ‘boundary work.’
DOI: 10.3138/jsp.43.3.322

Steven E. Gump
DOI: 10.3138/jsp.43.3.336

Letter to the Editor
Bonnie Wheeler
DOI: 10.3138/jsp.43.3.344

Journal of Scholarly Publishing
A must for anyone who crosses the scholarly publishing path – authors, editors, marketers and publishers of books and journals.

For more than 40 years, the Journal of Scholarly Publishing has been the authoritative voice of academic publishing. The journal combines philosophical analysis with practical advice and aspires to explain, argue, discuss and question the large collection of new topics that continuously arise in the publishing field.

The journal has also examined the future of scholarly publishing, scholarship on the web, digitalization, copyrights, editorial policies, computer applications, marketing and pricing models.

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posted by T Hawkins, UTP Journals

        Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 17:15:10 -0700
        From: Nathaniel Bobbitt <flautabaja at hotmail.com>
        Subject: Cognitive Computation 4.1
        In-Reply-To: <4D3F1B75020000E50003D544 at hermes.cwu.edu>

TABLE OF CONTENTS ALERT: Cognitive Computation Journal Vol. 4 No. 1

Special Issue: Pointing at Boundaries: Integrating Cognition and Computation on Biological Grounds

Eduardo Massad, Alfredo Pereira, Jr., Nathaniel Bobbitt


[Some years ago the historian of computing Mike Mahoney remarked to me that the metaphors rapidly coming into circulation among computer scientists he knew and at conferences were shifting to the biological. I pass along this notice of publication because it seems a good measure of how far the biological talk has gone. More along these lines would be welcome, esp overviews meant for outsiders, please! WM]

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