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NANO: New American Notes Online

Issue 2.1: Evaluation, Critique, Prizes, and Peer Review

What are the best and newest methods for creating, evaluating, and disseminating scholarly and creative work? This question motivates the next issue of NANO. As digital formats help foster new ways to share and critique written and artistic work, as more people try to squeeze through the narrowing bottleneck of publishing and approval and jobs, something has to give, or at least change.

* How have changes to the university, to scholarly publishing, and to digital publishing formats changed peer review? Will changes to peer review change the nature and methods of scholarship?
* How have artistic contests in the fields of poetry, short story, painting, sculpture, or design changed in terms of evaluation, prizes, and prestige?
* What can the humanities learn from other disciplines in terms of evaluation and peer review?
* How can we solve some of the current problems?

print/book/online culture, peer review, online peer review, poetry contests, short story contests, art and design contests, evaluation, judging, Pulitzer Prize, Nobel Prize, merit, approval, assessment, credit, collaboration and/or single author, contribution, attribution, plagiarism/remixing, authority/media bias, tenure and promotion, grading, popular culture evaluation, online discussion, digital/paper editing, marking up, peer-to-peer review, external linking, criticism, critique, crowd-sourcing, advice, monograph, scholarly electronic editions, Google, Google Scholar, e-books, e-journals, Wikipedia, Creative Commons, research tools, research blogs, editing tools, archiving, coding, open access

NANO: New American Notes Online is a new, online, peer-reviewed journal. Our goal is to invigorate humanities discourse by publishing brief, peer-reviewed reports with a fast turnaround enabled by new technologies. NANO is not exclusively American; NANO is an international/transnational journal based in New York City; we welcome notes from all positions, places, and people.

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2012

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Editor: Sean Scanlan, PhD (New York City College of Technology, CUNY)