Code4Lib Journal has been a successful experiment. With success, questions have arisen about the scholarly nature and status of the Journal. In this editorial introduction we take a look at the question of Code4Lib Journal’s rejections rates and peer review status.
Nearly everywhere, people who create, store, query, or serve XML expect it to live a very long time. XML is platform- and application-independent, and by and large it is platforms and applications that vanish. If by encoding information in XML we have freed it from dependency on specific platforms or applications, have we succeeded in ensuring that the XML can live long into the future?
TEI-Extramural Journal (TEI-EJ) is a born digital, peer reviewed publication of the TEI and the TEI Education Special Interest Group. The project was initiated during spring 2009, when the Education SIG co-conveners (S. Schlitz and J. Nyhan) proposed developing an online publication to facilitate the aims of the TEI Education SIG and to educate members of the international digital humanities community, both within and beyond the TEI, about the TEI.
TEI-EJ project objectives are both experimental and ‘extramural’. The project seeks to define a new genre in academic publishing, where communicative modes are bidirectional rather than exclusively unidirectional, articles are media-driven as well as text-driven, and where the aims of publication extend beyond print journal mimesis to include education and community building.
In addition to peer reviewed articles, essays, interviews and reviews in text (underlyingly TEI-XML) and media (e.g. video, podcast wrapped in TEI-XML) formats, …