Category Archives: Theme: Publication (2013-14)

Scholarly Associations and their Publishers

Over on The Chronicle, Jennifer Howard discusses the ongoing dispute between the Social Science History Association and Duke University Press which has published the association’s journal, Social Science History, since the 1980s. When the Social Science History Association informed Duke … Continue reading

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Printing Labors

Left: Tibetan printer at Derge Parkhang, Ganze Autonomous Prefecture, China. Right: Processes of book production. Engraving a wooden block and counting pages.

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Adding Insult to Desk Rejection

As part of an exploration of peer review, the IPRH blog is highlighting the best and worst excerpts from your readers’ reports and book reviews!  A journal editor writes: Thank you for submitting your paper. We have decided that we … Continue reading

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Publicizing Public Harassment

Stop Telling Women to Smile is a public art series that addresses gender-based street harassment. Created by the Brooklyn-based artist, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, portraits of women who have told their stories of harassment are posted on outdoor walls as a way … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation

As part of an exploration of peer review, the IPRH blog is highlighting the best and worst excerpts from your readers’ reports and book reviews! File this crowd-sourced contribution under “infuriating.”   Reviewer A: Much of the manuscript consists of … Continue reading

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The Glass-Plate Slide

Re-posted from H-Material-Culture, here is Mark Steadman’s discussion of the glass-plate slide. His entry considers the different ways in which such objects of Publication might communicate and be read. I would like to suggest for discussion the glass-plate slide, commonly … Continue reading

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A Valentine, Peer-Review Style

As part of a broader investigation of peer review, the IPRH blog is highlighting the best and worst of your readers’ reports and book reviews. Here’s a welcome response from a peer reviewer that should warm the heart of any … Continue reading

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Ongoing Narrative

This contribution to the theme of Publication comes from Julia Panko, whose research explores the intersections between literary forms and media formats. Julia is currently Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Literature at MIT.  —bM Ongoing Narrative: Digital Media and Literary Publication … Continue reading

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Perfunctory Perfunction

In this recurring feature, the IPRH blog shares excerpts from readers’ reports.   Q:  Is the significance of this research explained relative to the existing literature? A:  In a very minimal way. Q:  Are there adequate references to other research? … Continue reading

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The Anxiety of Peer Review and Its Discontents

Our next contribution to the theme of Publication comes from Maria Bonn. Maria has long been involved in digital publishing, having served as director of the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office, and, more recently, associate university librarian for publishing … Continue reading

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