[Humanist] 24.774 new publication: Journal of Scholarly Publishing 42

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 774.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 21:47:52 +0000
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        Subject: Now Available Online - Journal of Scholarly Publishing 42, 3 April2011

Now available at Journal of Scholarly Publishing Online

Journal of Scholarly Publishing Volume 42, Number 3, April 2011 is now available at

This issue contains:

Freedom to Read vs. Obligation to Protect
Irving Louis Horowitz
The explosion of new information technologies and their varied capacity to display and disseminate news, rumours, data, reports, confidential memoranda, and so on have raised anew the issue of freedom to read. This essay is an attempt to compare and contrast the period following World War II with a present-day environment of skirmishes, insurgencies, and small wars—and how a democratic society must cope with conflicting aims: protecting the social order and permitting the dangerous message. The essay reviews a variety of national interests, global constraints, and personal values in order to take account of a new situation that requires urgent attention. It concludes by noting that, on overview, the tensions between personal freedom and political order are of long standing. The capacity of the new information technologies to deliver messages in an accelerated time span is distinctive. The stress between freedom and order is greatest in the absence of a social consensus; it is sharply reduced when such a broad national consensus exists. Since the long span from 1950 to 2010 is marked by the breakdown of a cultural consensus, it is plain that the struggle of competing aims of freedom to read and retention of systemic cohesion is on the global agenda.

Does (or Should) the First Amendment Trump Copyright?
Sanford G. Thatcher

The Ontology of the Scholarly Journal and the Place of Peer Review
Bonnie Wheeler
Reflections on variations found in scholarly journals and scholarly editing, leading to an argument that the common bond of scholarly journals is a shared commitment to peer review, a widely varying protocol in need of greater transparency.

Journal ‘Ranking’ Issues and the State of the Journal in the Humanities
Bonnie Wheeler

The Sign of Four
Stephen K. Donovan
Academics can design their research programs, mastermind field exercises in exotic locations, arrange their teaching schedules, and organize conferences, but may stumble when faced with the task of writing up their data and ideas for publication. In truth, academic authorship is just another exercise that needs to be planned. Here is a simple plan that might work for you.


Letter to the Editor

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