Abstract

In many ways the current publishing system in rhetoric and composition, which centers on the peer-reviewed journal, undermines core values we hold for ideal scholarly communication. These values include collaboration, dialogue, participation, and public engagement. Though the current system's methods of preserving, distributing, and maintaining quality control of scholarly work contradict our values, technological developments have made possible alternative publishing models that could better uphold our values. Developing a preprint archive where scholars develop and share ideas before submitting them for publication in traditional peer-reviewed journals would bring our publishing process closer to our ideals.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Humanities; English

Rights

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Date Submitted

2009-06-03

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd2945

Keywords

rhetoric, peer review, journal, publication, online forum, preprint archive, composition, publishing, Dewey, repository, collaboration, public engagement, democracy, quality control, blog

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