Writing Scholars on the Status of Academic Publications: Implications for Digital Future(s)

  • Elisabeth H. Buck


This chapter articulates the results from an international survey distributed to the Writing Program Administration listserv (WPA-L), Writing Center listserv (Wcenter), Writing Across the Curriculum listserv (WAC-L), and Graduate Writing Program Administration listserv (gWPA-L) that was ultimately taken by 232 writing scholars. It contextualizes some of the perceptions about print versus digital publishing that emerge throughout the book. The results of the survey indicate, for example, that although institutions increasingly value digital publications for the purposes of tenure and promotion, scholars are still hesitant to refer and submit to digital publications with the same frequency as traditional publications that primarily produce print copies of articles.


Survey Print journals Open-access Digital journals Tenure requirements 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabeth H. Buck
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  1. 1.Writing and Reading CenterUniversity of MassachusettsDartmouthUSA

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