[Humanist] 25.564 call for proposals: scholarly editing

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Dec 16 10:54:45 CET 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 564.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 13:50:28 -0600
        From: Andrew Jewell <ajewell at unlnotes.unl.edu>
        Subject: Scholarly Editing Proposal Deadline Extended

*Scholarly Editing* Proposal Deadline Extended

Since we have heard from potential contributors that the previous deadline
at the end of the semester presented a hardship, we have decided to extend
the deadline for edition proposals to *January 31, 2012*.

For your reference, here is the call for proposals:


2013 Issue

Edition Proposals

As part of our commitment to publish the scholarly work of editors, we
invite proposals for rigorously edited digital small-scale editions to
be published in the peer-reviewed, open-access, digital journal,
Scholarly Editing. Proposals should be approximately 1000 words long
and should include the following information:

1) A description of content, scope, and approach. Please describe the
materials you will edit and how you will approach editing and
commenting on them. We anticipate that a well-researched apparatus (an
introduction, annotations, etc.) will be key to most successful

2) A statement of significance. Please briefly explain how this
edition will contribute to your field.

3) Approximate length.

4) Indication of technical proficiency. With only rare exceptions, any
edition published by Scholarly Editing must be in XML (Extensible
Markup Language) that complies with TEI (Text Encoding Initiative)
Guidelines, which have been widely accepted as the standard for
digital textual editing. Please indicate your facility with TEI.

5) A brief description of how you imagine the materials should be
visually represented. Scholarly Editing will provide support to
display images and text in an attractive house style. If you wish to
create a highly customized display, please describe it and indicate
what technologies you plan to use to build it.

Please send proposals as Rich Text Format (RTF), MS Word, or PDF to
the co-editors via email no later than January 31, 2012 for
consideration for the 2013 issue.


Scholarly Editing welcomes submissions of articles discussing any
aspect of the theory or practice of editing, print or digital. Please
send submissions via email to the editors and include the following
information in the body of your email: 1) Names, contact information,
and institutional affiliations of all authors; 2) Title of the
article;  and 3) Filename of article. Please omit all identifying
information from the article itself. Send proposals as Rich Text
Format (RTF), MS Word, or PDF; if you wish to include image files or
other addenda, please send all as a single zip archive. For questions
of style and citation format, please consult the current edition of
The Chicago Manual of Style. Submissions must be received by April 1,
2012, for consideration for the 2013 issue. Please, no simultaneous
submissions. Feel free to contact us if you have questions.

Amanda Gailey
Department of English
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
agailey2 at unlnotes.unl.edu

Andrew Jewell
University Libraries
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
ajewell at unlnotes.unl.edu

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