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Scholarly Editing

Co-Editors in Chief Noelle Baker and Kathryn Tomasek

Mission Statement

Scholarly Editing is an open-access journal committed to the development and advancement of all aspects of textual editing, including documentary editing. The content published in the journal includes essays, micro editions, reviews of print and digital editions, and teaching materials. The journal’s eclectic, multidisciplinary approach makes it an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the theory, practice, and pedagogy of scholarly editing, including educators, researchers, scholars, historians, archivists, editors, information professionals, and digital humanists.

Statement on Diversity and Anti-Racism

The editors in chief of Scholarly Editing recognize that Black People, People of Color, Indigenous people, and those of the Global South are underrepresented in the field of scholarly editing. That paucity of representation is a telling indicator of systemic and institutional racism.

Our editorial and advisory boards are insufficiently diverse. We commit to supporting marginalized groups and the recovery of their primary materials, and we further commit to several anti-racist and anti-colonialist actions, moving forward. We will invite BIPOC members and other underrepresented groups to join our editorial and advisory boards and to peer edit submissions to the journal. We are already committed to the publication of micro editions by and about BIPOC communities, other marginalized people, and the Global South, and we will increase the ratio of their representation in the essay, book review, and pedagogical sections of the journal during our tenure as editors in chief.

Peer Review

All content published in Scholarly Editing is rigorously reviewed by at least two scholars with expertise relevant to the submission under review. Essays are subject to a standard double-blind review process. A different procedure is followed for micro editions. The editors in chief select promising editions from submitted proposals. For selected editions, the journal's technical editor works with the edition's editor(s) to put the edition online at an unpublished URL. Thereafter, the edition undergoes a double-blind review. Reviewers evaluate the edition's content in addition to its editorial theory and methodology. Reviewers of essays and micro editions recommend that the journal accept the submission as-is, accept it only after revision, or reject it.

All reviews are shared with contributors after evaluation by the editors in chief to ensure their compliance with the journal's ethical standards for peer review. Submissions that are accepted as-is or after appropriate revision are edited by one or more members of the editorial board as well as the journal's copy editor before publication in Scholarly Editing.

Open Access

Between 2012 and 2017, content was published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Beginning with the 2021 issue, content will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Contributors retain all rights to their original content. For every edition published in Scholarly Editing, readers may access the user interface developed for web publication and the XML file containing the core metadata for the edition.

Image credits

Banner Image: British Museum, Am2006,Drg.85

2021 Call for Contributions Image: photograph of the vellum manuscript for the Constitution of Vermont. Wikimedia Commons contributors, "File:VtConstitution.png," Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

2012 – 2017 Archive Image: Snail woodcut by Dora Carrington, appearing at the end of the Hogarth Press 1917 version of Virginia Woolf's "The Mark on the Wall."

2021 Call for Contributions

The editors in chief invite submissions for the 2021 publication of Scholarly Editing, Issue 39. We welcome essays on the theory, practice, and pedagogy of scholarly editing, reviews of print and digital editions, and small-scale editions of understudied authors and texts that reflect our diverse and multifaceted cultural heritage.

2012 – 2017 Archive

2012 – 2017 content is archived and available.

Last updated: 3 November 2020