Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Opuscula -- an interesting experiment in scholarly publishing

My colleague Mark Crane have offices across the hall from each other and we sometimes talk face to face and voice to voice (!) .  Sometimes we talk about the present and future of scholarly publishing.  So today Mark crossed the hall and told me about the following project:

Opuscula: Short Texts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance is a peer-reviewed, on-line journal/text series published by Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Saskatchewan, specializing in short texts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. We seek single-witness editions of a broad range of pre-modern texts including but not limited to literary and philosophical works, letters, charters, court documents, and notebooks.

The goal of the journal is to establish open access to a substantial body of small but complete texts in scholarly editions to researchers and educators. Our first issue will be published in 2011.

I look forward to it!

1 comment:

  1. It is a good thing and I wish them well. I might toot my own horn though and mention that HA has been doing this for awhile....if the editor had been able to get things out sooner it would appear to be more regular.