Resources from the Mason Publishing Group
Recent news in Scholarly Communication:
Publish Open Access
- Member of DOAJ
- Membership in Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
Open Educational Resources
- Initial pilot started Spring 2016
- Collaboration between Mason Publishing (Libraries), 4-VA, and Mason Online.
Alternatives: Creative Commons
- CC-BY :
- CC-BY-NC :
- Attribution, Non-Commercial
- CC-BY-ND :
- Attribution, No Derivatives
- CC-BY-SA :
- Attribution, Share-Alike
Print-based publishing operates within an economics of scarcity, with its systems determined largely by the fact that a limited number of pages, journals, and books can be produced ... Electronic publishing faces no such material scarcity...
However, in a self-multiplying scholarly commons ... what remains scarce are time and attention.
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Planned Obsolescence,
Ch. 1, pp. 37-38 (print)
- Problem of an abundance of distributed scholarship.
- Bring the "journal" to the scholarship, rather than the scholarship to the journal.
- Focus attention: If I only read one thing, it should be this.
Shift to "Altmetrics"
How can we assess the importance (influence) of a piece of scholarship?
- Reputation of the Journal?
- Use by popular and scholarly audiences?
Things to Consider
- Who is deciding?
- What is counted?
- To what end?
Look Behind the Curtain:
How Mason Publishing is Involved:
- Assign DOIs to digital content
- Assign ORCIDs and help link your content to you
Suite of studies, funded by Mellon, on the costs of monograph publishing and alternative models.
Direct Author Subventions at University of Michigan and Indiana University
Digital Scholarship Center
- Currently in Planning Stages
- Resources for Digital Projects
- Consultation Model
Archiving Digital Work
Scholarly Communication @ Mason
By Jeri Wieringa