Scholarly Editing

The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing

About Scholarly Editing

Editorial Staff

Background

Since 1979, Documentary Editing has been a premier journal in the field of documentary and textual editing. Beginning with the 2012 issue, Documentary Editing has been renamed Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing and has become an open-access, digital publication. While retaining the familiar content of the print journal, including peer-reviewed essays about editorial theory and practice, the 2012 issue of Scholarly Editing is the first to publish peer-reviewed editions.

A Note on Peer Review

All editions and articles published in Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing are rigorously reviewed by at least two experts in their respective fields. Articles follow a standard blind review process, but editions must pass through a somewhat more involved process. The journal editors select promising editions from submitted proposals and work with each project's editor(s) to put the edition online at an unpublished URL. The edition is then sent for review to two experts in its field who review its content and editorial soundness. The reviewers anonymously recommend that the edition be accepted as-is, accepted with revisions, revised and resubmitted, or rejected. Those that are accepted as-is or require only specific revisions are then finalized and published in Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing.

Call for Editions

We believe that many scholars have discovered fascinating texts that deserve to be carefully edited and published, and we offer a venue to turn these discoveries into sustainable, peer-reviewed publications that will enrich the digital record of our cultural heritage.

If you are interested in editing a small-scale digital edition of a single document or a collection of documents, we want to hear from you.

Proposals

We invite proposals for rigorously edited digital small-scale editions. Proposals should be approximately 1000 words long and should include the following information:

All contributors to Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing are strongly encouraged to be members of the Association for Documentary Editing, an organization dedicated to the theory and practice of documentary and textual editing. To become a member, go to www.documentaryediting.org.

Please send proposals as Rich Text Format (RTF), MS Word, or PDF to the editors via email (agailey2@unl.edu, ajewell2@unl.edu). Proposals for editions for the 2015 issue are due by May 9, 2014.

Call for Articles

Scholarly Editing welcomes submissions of articles discussing any aspect of the theory or practice of editing, print or digital. Please send submissions via email to the editors and include the following information in the body of your email:

Please omit all identifying information from the article itself. Send proposals as Rich Text Format (RTF), MS Word, or PDF; if you wish to include image files or other addenda, please send all as a single zip archive. For questions of style and citation format, please consult the current edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Submissions for the 2015 issue are due by August 15, 2014. Please, no simultaneous submissions.

Thank you,

Amanda GaileyDepartment of English Center for Digital Research in the HumanitiesUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln agailey2@unl.edu Andrew JewellUniversity LibrariesCenter for Digital Research in the HumanitiesUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln ajewell2@unl.edu