[Air-l] Call for proposals

Joyce Walker jwalker2 at stpt.usf.edu
Thu Jul 7 08:18:37 PDT 2005

The following text is a call for proposals for an edited book collection on Research and Citation practices online.  The editors of the collection are scholars in Writing Studies/Rhetoric&Composition; however, we are very much hoping to include scholarship from a variety of disciplines.  The AOIR list is great resource for this, since it includes so many scholars interested in online research from various disciplinary perspectives.  We would appreciate it if you would disseminate this call to anyone you think might be interested in proposing an article.

Joyce Walker
Assistant Professor 
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
jwalker2 at stpt.usf.edu


▪ Call for Essays
Project Title:  Digital Contexts: Studies of Online Research and Citation 
Editors:  Colleen Reilly, Doug Eyman, Joyce R. Walker, & James P. Purdy
The editors of Digital Contexts: Studies of Online Research and Citation, an interdisciplinary collection of articles on online research and citation practices, are seeking 15-25 page contributions that consider the multiple ways that digital technologies are shaping the practices of research and citation. Scholars in disciplines including (but not limited to) Writing Studies, English, Rhetoric and Composition, Sociology, Library & Information Science, and Data Management are invited to submit abstracts (500 words or less) that describe their research projects and potential articles.  Proposals should be submitted by September 15, 2005.  Upon recommendation by the collection editors, authors will be asked to submit finished articles by January 15, 2005.

The purposes of this volume are four-fold:

1.To identify and explore inter-disciplinary research regarding online research and citation practices.
2.To better understand how electronic research practices work to shape the production and circulation of knowledge within and outside of academia.
3.To identify effective strategies for teachers, administrators, and academic professionals to employ when doing online research and when training scholars to interact in these online information spaces.
4.To consider approaches for creating online resources that allow for effective research in digital spaces.

The editors are interested in qualitative, quantitative, theoretical, and/or rhetorical research that explores online technologies and the research and citation practices associated with their use.  Specific topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Empirical studies of research or citation practices 
-Historical study of the evolution of technologies designed to assist scholars in their access to and use of information resources
-Research that specifically examines the teaching and training of scholars to use electronic resources
-Case studies of successes and failures of pedagogical implementations of online research resources

Submission Instructions

Queries about submissions can be directed to any of the editors:

Joyce R. Walker University of South Florida St. Petersburg 	jwalker2 at stpt.usf.edu
James P. Purdy  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign		jpurdy at uiuc.edu
Colleen Reilly  University of North Carolina at Wilmington		reillyc at uncw.edu
Doug Eyman Michigan State University				eymand at earthlink.net

Proposals should be sent via email (by September 15, 2005) to Joyce R. Walker at jwalker2 at stpt.usf.edu.  Proposals will be reviewed by the editors by October 1, 2005.

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