Interview by Adeline Koh of The Chronicle of Higher Education

“The Printing Press of the Digital Environment: A Conversation with Stanford’s Highwire Press.”

(interview of me by Adeline Koh, Professor at Richard Stockton College, writing for The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Profhacker” series).

HighWire“Our conversation touched upon issues such as how Highwire makes a distinction between itself and university presses,  the open access debate to changes in the definition of “scholarly impact,” and what sorts of electronic data journals may be able to provide to individual authors. Present at the interview were Tim McCormick (@mccormicktim), Anh Bui and Laryssa Polika.

Quotes from Tim: ” ‘It is early days yet for digital publishing, and there are great areas of opportunity that are not yet well-defined or settled. We like to see scholars and authors being bold and experimentative, not just waiting for terms to be given to them.  While it’s true that certain structures of academia, such as tenure criteria, may tend to operate conservatively, on the other hand change happens eventually, and we see many signs of impending change, even disruption.’

” ‘We would suggest that scholars…think entrepreneurially about the many ways they could publish and be recognized / rewarded for it.’”
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