Reflections on the Journal of Digital Humanities Editorial Process

Note: This post includes an update from September 16, 2013. The publication process at the Journal of Digital Humanities (JDH) has recently come under scrutiny, and we would like to take this opportunity to shed light on the journal’s operation and reflect on how we communicate our editorial practice. We value the community’s input on […]

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Plugin featured on journalism.co.uk

Journalism.co.uk, a British publication for the journalism profession, has profiled the new Pressforward plugin. Reporter Alastair Reed interviewed developer Aram Zucker-Scharff and project director Joan Fragaszy Troyano for background on the development of the plugin, as well as a description of its features.

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Plugin Beta Now Available

The PressForward Plugin is a tool for aggregating and curating content from the web from within a WordPress dashboard. It is designed to support bloggers and editorial teams who wish to aggregate and share content from a variety of sources.

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THATCamp Publishing!

THATCamp Publishing is a free, one-day unconference on June 19 open to publishers, librarians, faculty and students, archivists, museum professionals, interested amateurs, technologists, administrators, and funders from the nonprofit and for-profit sectors — any and all who want to advance scholarly publishing in and for a digital age.

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Reader Feedback on the Journal of Digital Humanities

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We asked our readers what they valued about the Journal of Digital Humanities. Below we share some of the feedback from our readers as well as statistics about the journal’s reach and readership.

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Survey of Scholarship Available on Scholarly Association and Community Websites

Do visitors to the websites of professional scholarly associations and communities actually find any scholarship? This report by Caitlin Wolters, a George Mason MA Student and intern at PressForward, assesses the scholarly communication available on the websites of twelve professional associations and communities from the sciences and the humanities.

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Spatial Demography Releases First Issue

PressForward is pleased to announce the release of the inaugural issue of Spatial Demography, a new publication focused on the spatial analysis of demographic processes. This cross-disciplinary work involves modern demographic data visualization, enhanced geo-referenced data availability, and spatial statistics, facilitated through full color graphics, motion video tools, and a quick time-to-publication.

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Journal of Digital Humanities 2.1: Topic Modeling Now Available

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The fifth issue of the Journal of Digital Humanities is now available online, with options to download as epub, PDF, or iBook.

The advancement of scholarship relies on the timely communication of questions, methods, results, and reflections. The iterative publications Digital Humanities Now and the Journal of Digital Humanities are intended to facilitate this process. DHNow surfaces and distributes the conversations weekly in order to invite participation and feedback. The Journal of Digital Humanities then identifies the conversations that need a stable landing on which to pause and reflect before continuing onward.

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Filtering Scholarly Writing from the Open Web using Active Learning SVM

In this report Xin Guan, a graduate student of computer science at George Mason University, introduces the Support Vector Machine (SVM) program he developed to identify valuable pieces from the large pool of potential content for Digital Humanities Now. Those interested in the concepts and logistics behind the classifier program will be interested to read his explanation of the Active Learning method of Machine Learning he used.

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Discovering Scholarship on the Open Web: Communities and Methods

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Online publications that aggregate content from a wide variety of sources have become increasingly valuable to readers and publishers. The academy, however, is still unsure how to efficiently identify, collect, survey, evaluate, and redistribute the valuable scholarly writing published both formally and informally on the open web. Fortunately, some scholarly communities are developing methods to draw attention to upcoming work in their fields. This report by project director Joan Fragaszy Troyano outlines the current state of the aggregation, curation, evaluation, and distribution of scholarship on the open web.

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