The editors of Academic.Writing, CCC online, Enculturation, Kairos, and The Writing Instructor seek submissions for a special multi-journal issue on "Electronic Publishing." Though these are primarily journals in rhetoric and composition, the issue of electronic publication affects all disciplines. Projects may address but are not limited to these possible topics: Literacy, assessment, disciplinarity; Tenure and promotion; Hypertext and academic criticism; Archiving and historicity; Viability and institutionality. In addition to academic writing, we are interested in narratives or editorials regarding positive or negative experiences with review committees or editorial boards; musings about the impact of the Internet on print journals or thoughts for future engagements; multi-media projects; reviews of relevant web sites/projects; reviews of e-journals. We are primarily interested in how electronic publication is affecting and will affect what we all do as academics.
Academic.Writing, "Literacy, assessment, disciplinarity "
Web sites in Rhetoric and Composition and their relationship to disciplinarity.
Post-print literacies and assessment.
Journal websites as advertising for print.
Electronic publishing and virtual/visual rhetorics/literacies.
CCC-online, "Tenure and promotion"
The value of electronic publications in terms of the job market, tenure, merit pay, etc.
The value of editing e-journals for the above.
Ethos and electronic publishing.
The relationship between e-journals and academic presses and their role in tenure and promotion.
Enculturation, "Hypertext and academic criticism"
Have we exhausted the academic possibilities of hypertext?
Are hypertext and academic discourse incompatible? "Where are the (critical) hypertexts?"
How (via what criteria) should we assess and/or edit (such) an electronic text?
What role should journals play in the transition from page to screen? Only traditional editing? Strictly purveyors of form and presentation?
Kairos, "Archiving and historicity"
Histories of electronic publishing in the discipline (journals and web sites).
Issues of collaboration in writing/editing for the web.
Libraries, archives, databases and electronic publishing.
Writing Instructor, "Viability and institutionality"
The Pros, Cons, Challenges, and Opportunities of Going Digital.
Relationships among Journals, Departments, and Universities.
Legal and Economic Issues of Electronic Publication.
The Politics of Reaching across Disciplinary and Digital Boundaries.
Byron Hawk c/o Enculturation
George Mason University
English Department (MSN 3E4)
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
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