Constructing a Tool for Assessing Scholarly Webtexts

January 6, 2008

As a counterpart to Krause’s text, Allison Warner’s “Constructing a Tool for Assessing Scholarly Webtexts” presents the author’s process of making a tool for assessing the scholarly value of online journal publications. Warner argues that in order to understand more fully how an online text can be recognized and valued for its scholarly legitimacy, it is crucial to explore the nature of peer-reviewed, online scholarship. The assessment tool presented in this webtext is comprised of questions that help to reveal commonalities and deviations in the function and value of traditional scholarly conventions toward defining an emerging genre of online scholarship.

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