H-Net Network Preappproval
The purpose of this page is to inform you about the procedure for creating a new H-Net network and to gather preliminary information for the approval process. Please be aware that H-Net considers its networks to be peered publishing media, monitored by a team of editors and an advisory board as members of H-Net, and created with a mission of service and publication to an online community of professionals and the interested public.
Developing such an online community requires commitment to a long-term professional partnership between H-Net and the editorial staff of the network. As a general rule, H-Net does not sponsor listservs or websites for transitory periods or short-term needs, unless requested by a scholarly organization as part of a larger framework of collaboration with H-Net. We encourage potential applicants to explore sites on the internet - such as listbot.com or, for those in the United Kingdom, the JISCmail list service sponsored by the Higher Education Funding Council of England -- which provide free or low-cost listservs and web space.
Overview of the Network Approval and Creation Process
Overview of the Network Approval and Creation Process Creating a network can be complex, depending upon the array of services the network will offer and the number of individuals available to create and maintain them. At a minimum, an H-Net network consists of an edited LISTSERV electronic mail discussion list and a related network site on the World Wide Web. This framework usually entails creating additional internal discussion lists for the network advisory board and editors; establishing at least one central editorial electronic mail account on the H-Net server; and the appointment of online, book review, and web editors by the advisory board.
The creation of the network follows a straightforward process: