ERIC Number: EJ1031847
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Reference Count: 10
Evolving Digital Publishing Opportunities across Composition Studies
Hawishler, Gail E.; Selfe, Cynthia L.
Composition Studies, v42 n1 p107-113 Spr 2014
In this article, the authors report since the early 1980s, the profession has seen plenty of changes in the arena of digital scholarly publishing: during this time, while the specific challenges have seldom remained the same, the presence and the pressures of rapid technological change endure. In fact, as an editorial team that has, in part, focused on digital publishing, they have come to recognize "change" as a constant companion that serves to shape their scholarly lives in exciting, albeit unpredictable, ways. In this essay, the authors map some of the major publishing challenges that have presented themselves to the field over last thirty years and speculate on possible challenges that might characterize the future scholarly publishing in composition studies. They hasten to point out that their view is only one snapshot of current and past digital publishing contexts and that others in this section of "Composition Studies" present valuable perspectives to add to their own.
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Scholarship, Writing (Composition), Trend Analysis, Cooperation, University Presses
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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