Interdisciplinary, Interactive, and Online: Building open communication through multimodal scholarly articles and monographs

Alex Christie

Abstract


The emergence of digital scholarship in the humanities and the social sciences has brought a renewed emphasis on culture, at the levels of modelling and communication. New forms of digital scholarship—including projects in big data, physical computing, and gameful design—experiment with methods for modelling cultural data, considering how the historical and social issues addressed by the humanities and the social sciences can be expressed through electronic means. Alongside these advances, equal progress is under way in the realm of scholarly communication. Developments in the areas of peer review, scholarly collaboration, and digital publishing, including the development of Open Journal Systems (OJS), spur the growth of online cultural and intellectual communities surrounding humanistic endeavour. As these advancements progress alongside each other, the question of how they might be integrated remains. Coupling advancements in the realm of digital scholarship with new forms of publishing and peer review promises to leverage the affordances of both, making public-facing platforms for cultural content, while building vibrant intellectual communities around them.

Keywords


Cyberinfrastructure; Digital scholarship; Internet publishing models; Knowledge dissemination; Publishing platforms; Tools and practices

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