This webtext presents a tool for assessing the scholarly value
of online journal publications. It is part of a larger study that uses Kairos webtexts
to investigate the scholarly nature of online texts. The goal of this larger
study is to deliver a rubric as an instrument to facilitate the acceptance of online
texts within English Studies as evidence of scholarship for professional
advancement. 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 successful (published) 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 (print) scholarly
conventions toward defining an emerging genre of online scholarship.
Assessment; Kairos; Online Journals; Online Scholarship;
Scholarly Conventions; Tenure, Promotion, and Review; Transitional Scholarship;
Many thanks to Cheryl Ball for the design idea and implementation
and to Beth Hewett and Cheryl Ball for their insightful suggestions on various drafts of this webtext.