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We are excited to announce the release of the Journal of Electronic Publishing‘s special issue titled “Metrics for Measuring Publishing Value: Alternative and Otherwise”. This eclectic issue brings together thoughtful research, reporting, and case studies on new forms of evaluation in addition to invigorating older forms of evaluation with new ideas and perspectives. Articles in this issue cover an update on the state of altmetrics from the Impactstory team, a rubric for the assessment of…

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Historically, the value of publication has been measured by success in the marketplace and impact of the publication, whether that impact be cultural or scholarly. The calculus of this value has been as straightforward as number of copies sold (documented most widely in “best seller” lists) and/or dollars in profit generated to the complex citation and referral counts that result in a scholarly “impact factor.” As with so many areas of our cultural and intellectual…

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MPublishing is pleased to announce the publication of a new issue of The Journal of  Electronic Publishing. JEP 14.2 is a special issue that gathers together poets, professors, publishers and programmers to reflect and report on the impact of digital technologies—from Blogger and Twitter to Perl and video games—on writing, publishing, and understanding poetry. The issue was guest-edited by Aaron McCollough, librarian for English Language and Literature and Comparative Literature here at the University of…

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