CFP: From Brick to Grid: The Comics Grid's Special Collection on 100 Years of Krazy Kat (October 1)
- The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship is thoroughly peer reviewed in an online, open, collaborative form.
- Accepted contributions will appear on The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship’s new Ubiquity Press (http://www.ubiquitypress.com/
) platform, which the journal will be moving to. These will be published online as soon as they pass peer review and will be openly available as HTML and PDF.
- The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship uses the Cross-Check anti-plagiarism service, to ensure that all submitted papers are checked prior to peer review and has a membership to the Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org)
. Our editorial board is listed at http://www.comicsgrid.com/ editorial-board/.
- All published contributions wil be marked up into JATS XML (http://dtd.nlm.nih.gov/) and typeset into print quality PDF, this will enhance the quality and functionality for the readers.
- Each article published by The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship will have a Digital Object Identifier (DOI, http://www.doi.org/) which will broaden their ‘findability’. DOIs are essential to enable articles to be cited properly, and those citations can be tracked to assess ‘impact’. This is something that tenure panels and UK REF panels take note of. The Comics Grid is set up to meet the criteria for Impact Factor qualification.
- References will also be linked in the HTML text, linked by DOI, and desposited in CrossRef, enhancing the findability of the article.
- All articles will be sent to appropriate indexers, to help readers find the content.
- All articles will come with full article-level metrics. These will provide standard statistics such as article views, downloads and citations, as well as ‘altmetrics’ that indicate the wider impact of the article, such as tweets, Facebook likes, and Wikipedia references. As with DOIs, these metrics are very important for authors and their assessors.
- The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship will be permanently archived with the CLOCKSS service, which also guarantees their long-term availability as open access (see http://www.clockss.org/
clockss/Home for more information).
- The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship uses only Creative Commons-Attribution (CC-By) licenses and all authors retain copyright over their own work. All articles will be completely available for text-mining and can be deposited in any additional repository the author wishes.
- Publishing on the new platform incurs an Article Processing Charge (APC) of £200, charged following publication. Please note however that a no-questions-asked waiver is available for anyone who cannot source the funds. We do not want inability to pay to prevent the publication of good work. The APC covers the costs of production, hosting and access to the services listed above that come with our membership of organisations such as CrossRef, CLOCKSS, COPE, OASPA and ALPSP.
This Call for Submissions is also available online at http://www.comicsgrid.com/cfs-