Description of campaign/project
Journal of Journal Performance Studies (JJPS) is appropriate for the Beyond category as a result of its integrated approach to the question of academic communication. Consisting of satire, in the form of a Firefox extension, new forms of distribution and artistic representation, in the form of an internet-based radio station, and an active attempt to perform new forms of scholarly communication, JJPS involves people in the work by incorporating the extension into their daily activities, by enabling them to experience new forms of academic communication distribution by listening to the online radio, and by reading and potentially submitting works to the future issues of the journal.
Journal of Journal Performance Studies (JJPS) is a series of three interrelated works that engage with academic publishing. The project consists of a Firefox extension, an online radio, and a journal. The JJPS Firefox Extension overlays bibliometric data, graphs of journal ownership, and journal cost onto publisher websites. The extension also replaces advertisements on scholarly sites to provide a glimpse into the future of scholarly distribution. JJPS Radio is designed as a fully-automated internet radio station, presenting recitations of articles in our database of hundreds, translations of texts into sound, and news and views important for the study of journal performance. JJPS Radio suggests not only new methods for the dispersion of academic work, but also re-purposes academic texts as its source material. The Journal is an experiment in the propagation of scholarly work. The hope is that the journal will develop into an ongoing project on the limits of contemporary intellectual representation.
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Journal of Journal Performance Studies
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United States of America
Information Science, Cornell University