Conclusion: More Ways of Making it Count?

In version 1.0 of "Where Do I List this on My CV?", I proposed three approaches for making self-published web sites count as scholarship for the purposes of tenure and promotion. There have been some new wrinkles in the way that scholars have attempted to publish and present their S/scholarship. As I mentioned in the section The Five Journals: Where are they now?, I think we will see a growing trend of scholars republishing at least some of their work on their own web sites, with or without the blessing of the traditional publishers. Also, as I noted in the New Examples section, I think we will also see a greater willingness on the part of academic publishers to find ways to simultaneously publish work in traditional print and electronically and, as is the case with Rice University Press, to review and publish academic work with the aid of on-demand printing.

But while new types of self- (and collaboratively-) published web sites have come on the scene in the last five years, I think the basic methods for counting most self-published web sites as scholarship I discussed in the original article more or less hold true today.

In the end, I think version 2.0 of this article illustrates the ways in which scholarly publishing has struggled with retaining its traditions while adapting to rapid changes in publishing technologies and sensibilities. With web-based publishing, including self-published web sites, the guiding principles of academic S/scholarship are unchanged, but the ways in which writers re/present their scholarship will never be the same.