Longer than an article, shorter than a book: UM Press director suggests (the return of) a new digital art form

by Heather Newman on April 28, 2011

Thomas paine thumb University of Michigan Press Director Phil Pochoda, along with coauthor Joseph Esposito, recently composed a piece for the On the Scholarly Kitchen blog of the Society for Scholarly Publishing on what they see as a new form of born-digital publications: the rebirth of the pamphlet-length, peer-reviewed piece, which is currently awkward in print (too long for a journal article, too short for a book).

The entry is entitled “Through the Wormhole: A new format for the born-digital publisher,” and posits the return of the medium-form piece, a classic structure that harkens back to works such as Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense.”

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