How Scholarly Articles Are Published, or What Binge Watching Can Tell You About Academic Research
Parallels Between Television and Academic Publication
An article contains a complete argument but is also part of a larger scholarly conversation
An episode contains a complete plot but can also be part of a larger narrative arc.
A year's worth of articles adds up to a volume.
A year's work of episodes adds up to a season.
These regularly released collection are part of a journal. Some have completed their run, and some are ongoing.
These regularly released collection are part of a series. Some have completed their run, and some are ongoing.
Journals are made available by databases.
Series are made available by networks.
Some databases, like Artstor and IEEE Explore, are focused on a particular topic. Some databases, like Project Muse and JSTOR, have a wide variety of content.
Some networks, like ESPN and HGTV, are focused on a particular topic. Some networks, like PBS and Netflix, have a wide variety of content.
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