[Humanist] 24.585 new publications on scholarly publishing

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 585.
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  [1]   From:    "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <cwbailey at digital-               (76)
        Subject: Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Version 79

  [2]   From:    UTP Journals <thawkic551 at ROGERS.COM>                      (73)
        Subject: Now Available Online - Journal of Scholarly Publishing 42,
                2January 2011

        Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 00:23:22 +0000
        From: "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <cwbailey at digital-scholarship.com>
        Subject: Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Version 79

Version 79 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing
Bibliography is now available from Digital Scholarship as an
XHTML website with live links to many included works.  This
selective bibliography includes over 3,880 articles, books,
technical reports, and other scholarly textual sources that
are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing
efforts on the Internet.  All included works are in English.
It is available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.


The next version of the bibliography is scheduled for June 2011.

Changes in This Version

Two new sections have been added in this version: (1) 2.4
Electronic Books and Texts: Research and (2) 4.1 General
Works: Research (Multiple-Types of Electronic Works).

The bibliography has the following sections (new/revised
sections are marked with an asterisk):

Table of Contents

1 Economic Issues*
2 Electronic Books and Texts
      2.1 Case Studies and History*
      2.2 General Works*
      2.3 Library Issues*
      2.4 Research*
3 Electronic Serials
      3.1 Case Studies and History*
      3.2 Critiques*
      3.3 Electronic Distribution of Printed Journals*
      3.4 General Works*
      3.5 Library Issues*
      3.6 Research*
4 General Works*
      4.1 Research (Multiple-Types of Electronic Works)*
5 Legal Issues
      5.1 Digital Copyright*
      5.2 License Agreements*
6 Library Issues
      6.1 Digital Libraries*
      6.2 Digital Preservation*
      6.3 General Works*
      6.4 Metadata and Linking*
7 New Publishing Models*
8 Publisher Issues*
      8.1 Digital Rights Management and User Authentication*
9 Repositories, E-Prints, and OAI*
Appendix A. Related Bibliographies*
Appendix B. About the Author*
Appendix C. SEPB Use Statistics

The following recent Digital Scholarship publications may
also be of interest:

1. Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography, Version


2. Institutional Repository Bibliography, Version 3


3. Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A
Bibliography (a paperback, a PDF file, and an XHTML website)


See also: Reviews of Digital Scholarship Publications:


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Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
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        Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 16:24:07 +0000
        From: UTP Journals <thawkic551 at ROGERS.COM>
        Subject: Now Available Online - Journal of Scholarly Publishing 42, 2January 2011

Now available at Journal of Scholarly Publishing Online

Journal of Scholarly Publishing Volume 42, Number 2 January 2011 is now available at http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/j31504k02347/.

This issue contains:

Protocols and Challenges to the Creation of a Cross-Disciplinary Journal<http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/w7m47764007l50x2/>
Thomas H.P. Gould

Abstract: In 2006, the Online Journal of Rural Research and Policy (OJRRP) was launched. The publication is an example of the ability of academia to create narrowly defined scholarly journals aimed at a small, targeted readership while relying on a meagre budget. This article discusses the factors that fostered the creation of hundreds of online-only journals, as well as providing a case study of the creation of OJRRP and the long-term implications of online cross-disciplinary publications. Areas covered include sponsorship, editorial board, editorial staff, software, link rot, code, promotional activities, tracking and supporting usage, and, perhaps most importantly, long-term sustainability. The OJRRP experience is presented along with lessons learned in each area.
DOI: 10.3138/jsp.42.2.105<http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/w7m47764007l50x2/>

Becoming an Ethical Scholarly Writer<http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/en52270x0206xk53/>
Tim Hatcher

Abstract: A new perspective of the ethics of scholarly writing is described that may overcome some of the problems associated with more familiar approaches to solving the ethical dilemmas that writers face. Instead of relying on an external standard, such as a code of ethics, authors are encouraged to internalize the ethics of scholarly writing as a part of developing their own moral identity. Socialization into a profession is discussed as an incubator of moral identity. Several assumptions are put forward in support of these perspectives.
DOI: 10.3138/jsp.42.2.142<http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/en52270x0206xk53/>

Taking Clio's Pulse …<http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/xj14444j34711x53/>
Anne L. Buchanan, Jean-Pierre V.M. Hérubel

Abstract: Examining trends in research publications can yield an appreciation of where a discipline is moving and of its core intellectual orientations, specific and general subject interests, and disciplinary contours. This discussion considers the major contours of academic history publication as reviewed by the flagship generalist journal American Historical Review (AHR). The AHR's topical indexes for the years 2000–2009 were used to gather essential data from which salient disciplinary features could be examined in order to situate academic history's scholarly preoccupations. Various constellations of specialization, focused emphases, and general contours of intellectual activity emerged.
DOI: 10.3138/jsp.42.2.160<http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/xj14444j34711x53/>

Flogging a Dead Book?<http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/f110g01854w53w03/>
Stephen James

Abstract: This article explores an issue that has been neglected in Australia, the intertwined fates of the scholarly book and the university press. These institutions face two significant threats: the commercialization of the university, which has left academics with less time for the patient research and writing needed to produce a monograph, and the ‘tyranny of the journal article’ (in contrast to that of the monograph, which has been noted in American debates), which has devalued the monograph and thus reduced some of the incentive for academics to write one. After examining the decline of university presses in Australia, the article concludes that they, and the monographs they publish, will best flourish with increased philanthropic, governmental, and university funding; careful list diversification; creative commissioning; cross-subsidization; and the savvy use of electronic and traditional forms of publishing and dissemination.
DOI: 10.3138/jsp.42.2.182<http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/f110g01854w53w03/>

Truth or Hope? http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/y5326h1m32656w2g/ 
David Henige

Abstract: Like it or not, errors occur throughout scholarly publishing. Some creep in, while others leap in. Some are utterly inconsequential, whereas others are foundational. Some result from the Rush to Pronounce, while others betray insufficient searches for, or misuse of, evidence. It falls to the academy to correct as many of these as possible, but there is a palpable reluctance to be bothered, as though correcting error were a second-rate activity. As a result, errors either go uncorrected or are corrected in conditions of lower visibility. In this article, the author discusses a few such examples and brings to bear some quantitative data to support the conclusion that, once insinuated into the public domain, errors continue to live on far more frequently than is desirable.
DOI: 10.3138/jsp.42.2.205<http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/y5326h1m32656w2g/>

A Value-Added Role for Reviewers in Enhancing the Quality of Published Research http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/864u396067220h88/
Charles C. Fischer

Abstract: This article focuses on manuscript reviews as a means to enhance the quality of published research and provide fair and constructive feedback to authors. After many years of experience as editor-in-chief of an academic management journal, it became apparent to me that the best published research involves reviewers going beyond the common practice of mere ‘gatekeeping’ to performing a value-added role in promising research. Strategies for achieving this goal, including ethical considerations and practical applications, are set forth. This article should be of value to reviewers and editors who desire to be proactive in enhancing the quality of published research.
DOI: 10.3138/jsp.42.2.226<http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/864u396067220h88/>

Extending ArXiv.org to Achieve Open Peer Review and Publishing<http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/q45748828110n467/>
Axel Boldt

Abstract: Today's peer-review process for scientific articles is unnecessarily opaque and offers few incentives to referees. Likewise, the publishing process is unnecessarily inefficient, and its results are only rarely made freely available to the public. This article outlines a comparatively simple extension of arXiv.org, an online preprint archive widely used in the mathematical and physical sciences, that addresses both of these problems. Under the proposal, editors invite referees to write public and signed reviews to be attached to the posted preprints, and then elevate selected articles to ‘published’ status.
DOI: 10.3138/jsp.42.2.238<http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/q45748828110n467/>

The Peer-Review Process for Articles in Iran's Scientific Journals<http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/9517x027x5540x58/>
Mohammad Abooyee Ardakan, Seyyed Ayatollah Mirzaie, Fatemeh Sheikhshoaei

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to study the peer-review process for articles in Iran's accredited scientific journals. The study considered the types of refereeing currently practised, the decision-making methods and criteria for acceptance of articles, the major decision makers, and the current norms in the peer-review process. The method used was a survey, and the data-collecting tool was a questionnaire. The statistical population of this research included 245 scientific journals. The results of the study show that, currently, the predominant type of refereeing for articles submitted to these journals is ‘double blind’ and the prevailing method of informing authors about the results of manuscript evaluation is ‘commenting on the manuscript after refereeing it and after consideration in an editorial board meeting.’ The findings also indicate that two criteria—‘Originality and creativity of the research’ and ‘Being within the journal's scope’—play the most important role in article acceptance. Of the five main parties cooperating in the peer-review process for these journals, the editorial board plays the most fundamental role.
DOI: 10.3138/jsp.42.2.243<http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/9517x027x5540x58/>

Ten Rules of Academic Writing<http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/r3227753m7026442/>
Stephen K. Donovan

Abstract: Creative writers are well served with ‘how to’ guides, but just how much do they help? And how might they be relevant to academic authors? A recent survey of writing tips by twenty-eight creative authors has been condensed to the ten most relevant to the academic, supported by some comments on methodology and applicability.
DOI: 10.3138/jsp.42.2.262<http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/r3227753m7026442/>

Review http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/a425526076414n48/
Willis G. Regier

DOI: 10.3138/jsp.42.2.268<http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/a425526076414n48/>

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