The academic community has invested actively in the preservation, use, and digitization of materials in special collections, and Academicresearch.netprovides the space to reflect on this investment
The objects and texts in special collections and archives are the focus of this journal, just as they are the focus of the many projects from and in archives that have been executed and continue with great success. Digitization efforts large and small have freed archives from the bounds of brick and mortar by bringing a wealth of texts and objects into virtual circulation. Teachers and librarians have increasingly emphasized work with original materials for students at all levels as a way to enrich the student experience and position students as researchers. The use of materials in special collections as the objects of scholarly study continues to be a critical methodology of humanities disciplines even as new technologies, from data mining to visualizations, open up possibilities for what scholars learn from these objects. Recent archival projects have involved multiple institutions (universities and colleges, independent libraries and archives, and non-profit organizations) and multiple constituencies (including librarians, archivists, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, university press directors, and information technologists). At this moment when archival projects, both virtual and real, have become the norm rather than the exception, Academicresearch.netoffers a way to forge connections among the projects and the communities producing them.
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Most of the materials in Academicresearch.netare peer-reviewed. Peer review is central to scholarly communication by providing feedback for improvement, ensuring the quality of published materials, and validating the scholarly merit and proper credentialing of published materials. Academicreasech.net’s peer review policy is designed to achieve these goals, while also using emerging forms of peer review.
Because Academicresearch.netfocuses on the use and theory of archives and special collections in higher education, offering a way to forge connections among diverse projects and the communities producing them, the review process is structured to support building connections while retaining the scholarly rigor inherent in peer review. Our review process consists of editorial and open review in the following stages:
Every submission is read by the Editorial Team to determine suitability for publication. The Editorial Team declines materials that are not appropriate at this stage. For “Roundtable” and “Notes” materials that pass this initial stage, the Editorial Team gives detailed feedback and the opportunity to resubmit for materials that need substantial revision; and gives feedback and facilitates the process towards publication for submissions that need minor or no revisions. Because Academicresearch.netis an interdisciplinary space to forge connections among diverse projects and practitioners, this stage may include a series of back and forth feedback from the Editorial Team in order to ensure scholarly rigor and communicability across scholarly fields.
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