A recent development in publishing is the increased attention to accessibility. But this needs to be more than just making content accessible. The systems involved in the creation, development, production, and dissemination of the content need to be accessible as well.
The publication of experimental, digital work engenders different roles and relationalities, requiring “a kind of collaboration among authors, editors, and technical staff that is quite different from the traditional publishing process
Recognizing that the many facets of scholars’ identities as people has a direct impact on their professional lives, we identified the lack of peer review as a clear deterrent to building up digital scholarship in these underrepresented fields in digital humanities.
by Gabriel Stein, Travis Rich, Zach Verdin, and Catherine Ahearn
The dominant commercial models in scholarly publishing aren’t serving the academy or humanity well — extracting enormous profits from a mostly publicly-funded endeavor. But we have a window to stand up and support an alternative.