Call for Editions and Essays: Scholarly Editing

24 Jan 2012 - 00:00

2013 Issue

Edition Proposals

As part of our commitment to publish the scholarly work of editors, we invite proposals for rigorously edited digital small-scale editions to be published in the peer-reviewed, open-access, digital journal, Scholarly Editing. Proposals should be approximately 1000 words long and should include the following information:

1) A description of content, scope, and approach. Please describe the materials you will edit and how you will approach editing and commenting on them. We anticipate that a well-researched apparatus (an introduction, annotations, etc.) will be key to most successful proposals.

2) A statement of significance. Please briefly explain how this edition will contribute to your field.

3) Approximate length.

4) Indication of technical proficiency. With only rare exceptions, any edition published by Scholarly Editing must be in XML (Extensible Markup Language) that complies with TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) Guidelines, which have been widely accepted as the standard for digital textual editing. Please indicate your facility with TEI.

5) A brief description of how you imagine the materials should be visually represented. Scholarly Editing will provide support to
display images and text in an attractive house style. If you wish to create a highly customized display, please describe it and indicate what technologies you plan to use to build it.

Please send proposals as Rich Text Format (RTF), MS Word, or PDF to the co-editors via email no later than January 31, 2012 for
consideration for the 2013 issue.


Scholarly Editing welcomes submissions of articles discussing any aspect of the theory or practice of editing, print or digital. Please send submissions via email to the editors and include the following information in the body of your email: 1) Names, contact information, and institutional affiliations of all authors; 2) Title of the article;  and 3) Filename of article. Please omit all identifying information from the article itself. Send proposals as Rich Text Format (RTF), MS Word, or PDF; if you wish to include image files or other addenda, please send all as a single zip archive. For questions of style and citation format, please consult the current edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Submissions must be received by April 1, 2012, for consideration for the 2013 issue. Please, no simultaneous submissions. Feel free to contact us if you have questions.



Amanda Gailey
Department of English
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
agailey2 [at]

Andrew Jewell
University Libraries
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
ajewell [at]