Title

Book Reviews and Digital Scholarship

Document Type

Article

Version

Final Published Version

Publication Title

Journal of Electronic Publishing

Volume

17

Publication Date

Summer 2014

Abstract

While book reviews have been a significant and influential form of scholarly communication since the earliest scholarly journals, this form of post-publication peer review remains limited to print books for the most part. Despite the increase in electronic publications—e-books and more experimental forms—book reviews continue to represent paper publications almost exclusively. There has been attention to incorporating pre-publication peer review into the process of publishing digital scholarship, but the post-publication review has received far less consideration. Given its long–standing importance, the absence of the equivalent of the book review for the world of electronic scholarship may impact its academic acceptance, especially for promotion and tenure.

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/3336451.0017.305