Special Issue "Digital Scholarly Publishing"
A special issue of Publications (ISSN 2304-6775).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)
The use of digital technology in communication, including Scholarly Communication, is forming a new landscape where new tools and new publishing venues are being explored. Innovations in scholarly publications opened up new kinds of books (e.g., e-books apps), journals (e.g., open access) and formats (e.g., multimedia), gave rise to a range of indicators that enable additional ways of measuring the impact of what is produced (e.g., Altmetrics) and deeper levels of analysis (e.g., Article Level Metrics), among other transfigurations of well-known practices. Digital Libraries, digital archives and repositories of all kinds are just an expression of this dynamic reality, allowing, by the exposition of their content, the application of digital tools to its reinterpretation in wider contexts.
To sum up, the digital world is transforming the way we access, produce, analyze and disseminate knowledge. This Special Issue invites authors to submit articles on digital scholarly publishing that explore these changes and the implications that may have in all the stakeholders involved on contemporary practices of doing science. Topics may include, but are not be limited to one or several of the listed keywords below.
Dr. Maria Manuel Borges
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Publications is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) is waived for well-prepared manuscripts submitted to this issue. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Digital publishing, including formats, software and platforms, and Editorial Design
- Digital reading
- Digital Humanities
- Open science: open access, open data, open research, open educational resources, citizen science
- Linked Open Data
- Research assessment: Bibliometrics and other metrics like Altmetrics
- Peer review: new models and experiments
- Digital Preservation