A New Publication Format Pilot Project: Brill and Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Sign Agreement on Digital Concordances
From a Brill Announcement:
Brill, the international scholarly publisher, has signed an agreement with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) to cooperate on digital concordances, a new publication format that draws upon historical practices of concordances, not only to publish the results of research in the customary format such as essays, but also to present the data on which that research is based in a reusable manner. The goal of this cooperation is to investigate how the digital concordance format can be created and maintained sustainably from a technical, organizational and business perspective.
Scholars at MPIWG have rich experience in conducting historical research that generates digital datasets curated from analogue and digital primary sources and are looking for innovative ways to publish their research outputs in a format that integrates the datasets with peer-reviewed essays on the data curation process and key research findings. In this format, technical interfaces allow readers to refer from the data back to the primary sources and to utilise the datasets themselves for their own research purposes. Brill has extensive experience in digital publishing and welcomes this opportunity to work together with MPIWG to expand its publishing services for the research communities focused on Digital Humanities.
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