Publishing Electronic Literature Research as Precarious Academics

Submission Type

Workshop

Start Date/Time (EDT)

18-7-2024 2:15 PM

End Date/Time (EDT)

18-7-2024 3:15 PM

Location

Narrative and Worlds

Abstract

Publishing research can be a tricky business! Especially if you position your research within traditional disciplines like literary studies. Likely journals might not publish your work. What do we, especially early academics and PhD scholars, do in that case where our outputs get measured with specific journal/publication metrics? How can we persuade the administration, especially when institutions prioritize publications from Scopus and other indexed journals for thesis submissions and promotions, that conventional journals may not accept our research? Additionally, how can we demonstrate that the few non-Scopus indexed journals where our work is published hold significance? In this regard, I propose a brainstorming session where we can put on our thinking caps and then throw our best hats in the ring. Could we, as a collective, work with each other so that it benefits our publication portfolio? In short, what can we do to support each other?

Let’s think through some of these issues. Please come to the session having looked at certain journals and publication spaces which you think are good places for your work.

This workshop will carry forward discussions had during a similar workshop conducted during the UnConference. However, no prior knowledge of that event is needed.

Bio

Samya Brata Roy (he/him) is a PhD scholar at the School of Liberal Arts, IIT Jodhpur. He is associated as a Fellow with Digital Humanities Research Hub (School of Advanced Study, University of London), Electronic Literature Organization and DAS|LAB (University of Regensburg). His interests and publications lie in and around Visual Culture, Electronic Literature, Videogame Studies and Digital Humanities. He has curated/peer-reviewed both digital/electronic art exhibits and scholarly outputs. He co-founded Electronic Literature India and his other roles include being a member of the Intersectional Inclusion Task Force with the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations, Technical Advisory Member with Humanities Commons, a Governing body member with Digital Humanities Alliance for Research and Teaching Innovations and a liaison with The Association for Computers and the Humanities.

Shanmugapriya T is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad. She was a Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Shanmu was an AHRC Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of History at Lancaster University. She earned her PhD in Indian English Literature and Digital Humanities from the Indian Institute of Technology Indore. Her research and teaching focus on digital humanities, digital environmental humanities and digital literature.

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Publishing Electronic Literature Research as Precarious Academics

Narrative and Worlds

Publishing research can be a tricky business! Especially if you position your research within traditional disciplines like literary studies. Likely journals might not publish your work. What do we, especially early academics and PhD scholars, do in that case where our outputs get measured with specific journal/publication metrics? How can we persuade the administration, especially when institutions prioritize publications from Scopus and other indexed journals for thesis submissions and promotions, that conventional journals may not accept our research? Additionally, how can we demonstrate that the few non-Scopus indexed journals where our work is published hold significance? In this regard, I propose a brainstorming session where we can put on our thinking caps and then throw our best hats in the ring. Could we, as a collective, work with each other so that it benefits our publication portfolio? In short, what can we do to support each other?

Let’s think through some of these issues. Please come to the session having looked at certain journals and publication spaces which you think are good places for your work.

This workshop will carry forward discussions had during a similar workshop conducted during the UnConference. However, no prior knowledge of that event is needed.