MediaCommons Scholarly Publishing Network

The Institute for the Future of the Book (if:book) yesterday introduced a new electronic scholarly publishing project focused on media studies. Dubbed MediaCommons, the project is described as “a wide-ranging scholarly network … in which folks working in media studies can write, publish, review, and discuss, in forms ranging from the blog to the monograph, from the purely textual to the multi-mediated, with all manner of degrees in between.”

Among the possible “nodes” in this network will be electronic monographs, casebooks, journals, reference works, and forums. The announcement with more details — including the structural and intellectual reasons behind if:book’s choice of media studies for this scholarly publishing project — is at: