The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1624  Friday, 24 September 1999.

From:           Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, September 24, 1999
Subject:        SHAKSPER Editorial Advisory Board


As the reality of a SHAKSPER web site looms on the horizon, I have been
thinking of the wisdom of establishing a SHAKSPER Editorial Advisory
Board, similar to the SHAKSPER Senior Advisory Board established a few
years ago, but responsible for judging the merits of papers submitted
for the fileserver.

As you know, with the request for a biography letter before membership
to SHAKSPER I also request that new members consider submitting "an
electronic copy of your most recent SAA conference paper or
Shakespearean article to the SHAKSPER on-line archive." I also
periodically request submissions for the fileserver to the membership
(Send the command - GET SHAKSPER FILES - to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
to get a complete listing of what is available.).

When *EMLS* established a SHAKSPER archive at its web site, all of the
papers that were made available were done so after obtaining the
author's permission.

When the SHAKSPER web site is up, I intend to include all of these
papers, but I would also like something on the order of peer review for
making new submissions available. I do not consider or want SHAKSPER to
become an electronic peer-reviewed journal, but I do think that when
SHAKSPER goes public that it should be represented by examples of worthy
scholarly papers, whether they be pre-prints, re-prints, post-prints,
conference papers, or drafts.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the SHAKSPER Editorial
Advisory Board, please let me know. When I get submissions for the
fileserver, I will forward them to members of the Editorial Board and
await the results of the Board members' suggestions before mounting new
papers on the fileserver.

Similarly, if you think this is the worst idea I have ever had, let me

All correspondence will be consider private mail to me.

Hardy M. Cook
Editor of SHAKSPER

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