preprints

Long Live the Curator! Preprints and a Future for Humanities Publishing

Long Live the Curator! Preprints and a Future for Humanities Publishing

Editors, often relying on reviewers’ labor and input, tend to spend more time and energy waging a defensive war on their journal’s identity and quality than actively discovering exciting new work. Field-specific preprint repositories are one way to streamline editorial boards’ activities, allowing them to identify and curate collections from a far greater pool of papers—and potentially at earlier stages of gestation—than is their current habit.

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Preprint to Monograph: A Path to Travel By

Preprint to Monograph: A Path to Travel By

A creative use of preprints can benefit authors and publishers of monographs, as well as the scholarly community at large, no less than preprints are currently benefiting those working with journal articles. This is a good in and of itself, but one that may also help pave the way to a constructive dialogue with publishers about the production, work flow and marketing of monographic literature and edited volumes.

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