Tag: Open

indication that essay is from a conference, and therefore doesn't need external review

"Another issue: as discussed at our meeting: essays that have been through a responsible vetting process for presentation at a conference, need not go to an outside reader. My sense is we should indicate this somewhere on the site, formally - but like all such adjustments it had best wait until we accomplish the switchover to OJP."

gathering designations (to node or not to node)

recent gatherings have been designated node, and some of the older ones (but not all). potential for having all gatherings with a similar designation so they could be brought up in a list? http://www.electronicbookreview.com/node As it stands, a good bit of intra-ebr communications show up when one goes to the above URL.

Emails setting out the move to an open publishing system, and how that will affect our move toward a ‘gathering’ model

Emails setting out the move to an open publishing system, and how that will affect our current move away from threads toward a ‘gathering’ model. from Sandy and Ewan 21 July /// Recommendation and motivation We recommend that EBR be moved to an open publishing system, whether OJS, Scholarworks, or another system. This transition could happen over the course of the coming 6 months. The motivation for this move is threefold: 1. Editorial and peer review workflows are simplified, standardized, and well documented. 2.

text needs to be positioned on the ebr site, under 'about' presumably

ebr (www.electronicbookreview.com) is a member of Open Humanities Press Journals and the Consortium on Electronic Literature (CELL). Its articles are collected in the MLA Directory of Periodicals and the Directory of Open Access Journals.

paragraphs (attached) need to be added to the 'about' page, in our next iteration.

peer review process All articles published in Electronic Book Review have undergone a two-stage review process: anonymous peer review and public peer-to- peer (p2p) review. In the first stage, two or more ebr editors assess whether a submission is potentially suitable for publication. After this initial screening, the submission is subjected to an anonymous peer review by two referees - an editorial board member and another expert, typically a previous contributor.

blurb attribution in new interface

While the new interface looks terrific, there is a problem with the way information about each articles is arranged. Because the author's name follows the blurb, and not the title of the article, the layout creates the impression that the person who wrote the article has written the blurb--and not necessarily the article. More specifically, it looks like 'Davin Heckman' and 'Alex Link' and the rest are authors of the BLURBS, not authors of the essays that are being blurbed.

Broken internal links

The majority of links from one ebr article to another appear to be broken.

styles in edit view

In the edit mode of an essay, in the body field, there is a pull down menu for Styles, however the styles listed do not correspond to any usable style in the document. This list should have styles such as Title or Body and apply those stlyes to the selected text.

Holding on to rejected essays.

Can we create a new state in workflows for essays which have been rejected for stand-alone publication, though which might be used for some other purpose? Currently, there are a number of essays in workflows which have been rejected, but we don't want to delete them because one or more of our editors believe that parts of those essays could be used in the future--as glosses, or for some other reason. These essays are clogging up different states of workflows, where they do not belong and where they distract from the essays that require action.

error message after editing and saving

When I edit and then save an essay, the site displays the following error message: "Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$workflow in workflow_node_update() (line 240 of /var/www/html/sites/all/modules/workflow/workflow.module)." Note: the edit and saving seems to work correctly, despite the message.