Southern Spaces

Saturday, January 9, 2016: 3:10 PM
Room A704 (Atlanta Marriott Marquis)
Meredith Doster, Emory University
Southern Spaces is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that provides hands-on training in digital publishing to Emory University graduate students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Celebrating its ten-year anniversary as a flagship journal in digital humanities, Southern Spaces engages doctoral students as active participants in the scholarly publishing landscape, employing an eight-person team to manage and publish the journal under the editorial supervision of Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) co-director Allen Tullos. Staff members work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary editorial board to gain critical insights into the shifting contours of the scholarly communication cycle. Both publication and pedagogical tool, Southern Spaces represents ECDS’s strong commitment to digital publishing initiatives and belief in their importance to training a new generation of scholars and digital humanists. Investing in graduate student training, Southern Spaces offsets that cost by publishing in Drupal, a free, open source content management system. Realizing sustainability as a long-term investment strategy, Southern Spaces measures its returns by the successful employment and involvement of current and former staff members at the forefront of digital scholarship and publishing initiatives.