Is Blogging Unscholarly?

Carl Straumsheim, Ignatia Webs, Jan 29, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I think this is a tempest in a teapot, but at the same time, I think it's a harbinger of debates to come. The proposed motion (which will probably be defeated) would prohibit journal editors for a small academic society from blogging, as blogging is an 'unscholarly' activity. But as I comment on the article, these days, many of the blogs I read are more scholarly than many of the journal articles I read. This is not good for scholarly journals, and they will need to rethink the submission and peer review process in order to survive.

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