A panel presented at the 2004 American Philological Association Meeting,
sponsored by the Committee on Professional Matters
Organized by Barbara F. McManus and Ross Scaife
University presses and scholarly journals are facing severe economic pressures to curtail publications in the humanities at the same time as publication requirements for tenure and promotion spiral upward. As a profession, Classics has not yet formally addressed this issue despite its especially negative effect on smaller disciplines. Electronic publication offers one possible way to alleviate some of the worst effects of the crisis in scholarly publishing. This panel was designed to begin a dialogue among classicists on the potential and challenges of scholarly electronic publication.
Eileen Gardiner and Ronald G. Musto, The ACLS History E-Book Project:
"Electronic Publication: The State of the Question"
- Peter Suber, Earlham College "Promoting Open Access in the Humanities"
- Jeff Rydberg-Cox, University of Missouri-Kansas City: "Electronic Publication and Academic Credentialing"
- David Whitehead, Queen's University, Belfast: Response
- Ross Scaife, University of Kentucky: Response