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Volume 22, No. 1


Digits: Two Reports on New Units of Scholarly Publication

Matt Burton, Matthew J. Lavin, Jessica Otis, Scott B. Weingart


For this article, the Digits team convened around the question of how we might share, preserve, and legitimize scholarship freed from the affordances of print.

A statistical analysis of usage data for open-access ebooks from two different publishers and from a free ebook distribution platform.

This study estimates the article processing charges for 509 medical open access journals using a sample selection model to examine the determinants of the charges.

This article studies the determining factors when choosing a format for reading, and how e-books and physical books compare to each other.

The Cornwall a-book: An Augmented Travel Guide Using Next Generation Paper

David M. Frohlich, Emily Corrigan-Kavanagh, Mirek Bober, Haiyue Yuan, Radu Sporea, Brice Le Borgne, Caroline Scarles, George Revill, Jan van Duppen, Alan W. Brown, and Megan Beynon


This paper introduces a new method of reading through the use of an augmented book (‘a-book’).

Volume 21, No. 1


Review of The Business of Being a Writer (Jane Friedman), which presents a twenty-first century guide to the publishing industry, aimed at those who are beginning a career in writing.

Review of Behind the Book: Eleven Authors on Their Path to Publication (Chris Mackenzie Jones), featuring interviews of eleven first-time trade authors, using their stories to provide advice for aspiring writers.

Details the lessons learned by the University of Lethbridge’s Graduate Students Association while establishing a multidisciplinary, institution-focused graduate journal.

The Secret

Kai A. Olsen and Alessio Malizia


An argument against NPM told as a fictitious story.

Review of What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing (Peter Ginna, ed.), a collection of essays offering stories of editing from various perspectives.

Review of The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition, which includes an online counterpart with additional electronic resources.

How does one publish and preserve a piece of complex multimedia work in a way that balances competing archival, scholarly, and creative needs?

An Editorial Farewell

Maria Bonn


JEP's Editor bids the journal a fond farewell and looks toward the future.

A study of research articles about the open access (OA) movement, and how many of them are published non-OA, in paywalled journals.

A JSTOR Labs Report, June 2017.

Greater transparency can lead to getting to reasonable BPCs with less acrimony than has been the case with journal APCs.