On “Editorial Workflows for Multimedia-Rich Scholarship,” by Cheryl E. Ball and Douglas Eyman

On “Editorial Workflows for Multimedia-Rich Scholarship,” by Cheryl E. Ball and Douglas Eyman

Cheryl E. Ball and Douglas Eyman are both editors with the journal Kairos, and it is from this position that they write in “Editorial Workflows for Multimedia-Rich Scholarship.” Ball and Eyman point out that there is a steady increase in multimedia content in scholarly publishing, but this movement toward media richness has not necessarily been followed by appropriate workflow practices and standards. In response to this, Ball and Eyman share their knowledge of “webtexts” and their publication (separated into two modes: production and development). They argue that editorial workflows are crucial for the development and sustenance of digital scholarship. Standard editorial workflows for text-only articles simply do not translate directly into more media-rich publication environments. Rather, Ball and Eyman suggest, this sort of scholarly communication requires a degree of rigour, sensitivity to format, and collaborative review process fine-tuned to the valences of multimedia artifacts.

 

Work cited

Ball, Cheryl E., and Douglas Eyman. 2015. “Editorial Workflows for Multimedia-Rich Scholarship.” Journal of Electronic Publishing 18(4): n.p.

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