On the Future of Academic Publishing, Peer Review, and Tenure Requirements (Or, Remaking of the Academy, One Electronic Text at a Time)

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Media Studies (Pomona)

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Social media, blogs, scholarly communication, publishing, tenure


A blog post on the consideration and extension of one of the recommendations made by a MLA task force panel on the evaluation of scholarship for tenure and promotion, as well as a sketch of one possible future, presented in the hopes of opening up a larger conversation about where academic publishing ought to go, and how we might best take it there.


A pdf of the orginal blog post without the comments can be found in the additional files listed below.

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© 2006 Kathleen Fitzpatrick

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