13.0124 pre-publication online?

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 3 Aug 1999 22:16:58 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 124.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Tue, 03 Aug 1999 22:20:24 +0100
From: Chris Ann Matteo <chrisann@walrus.com>
Subject: electronic pre-publication

Dear Colleagues, I'd like to gather some opinions about wise strategies
for sharing pre-publication academic essays on the WWW.

I've just returned from a conference, and we have been encouraged to
submit abstracts or full-text papers to be mounted on the conference
website (it is envisioned that this website will develop into a more
comprehensive resource for the study of this subject). These papers have
already been delivered in person.

What copyright protections apply?

I feel divided and uneasy about my own participation in this project. The
work I presented derives from my dissertation that I hope to defend in
early Fall 1999. I have plans to either seek out a peer-reviewed journal
or a book publisher. I dive into a job-search following my defense.

While my spirit of scholarly exchange leads me to contribute, I hesitate
to circulate this material at this transition in my career. My
inclination is to submit the abstract and leave it at that until
long-range print publication plans firm up.

Opinions? This is a general question and, obviously, also a particular
one. Your feedback is much appreciated.

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