What Lies Beyond

Editorial, Volume 9, Part 2





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In this introductory editorial, the journal’s Editor-in-Chief looks forward towards the forthcoming tenth journal anniversary year. As part of the celebrations for this coming milestone, two new initiatives are launched, with the first comprising a reader survey and the second a call for papers on the theme of authentic interdisciplinarity. Alongside this, the editorial provides an overview of the articles in the latest issue, which tackle topics including: life in the Italian Alps, schizoanalytic cartography, factual communications, ‘cripping up’, ethical AI frameworks and two extended conversations with noted scholars. It also highlights the inclusion of an updated indexing article covering the past three years included in this issue. The editorial concludes by refreshing readers’ memories on the journal’s general call for papers alongside the various routes to interacting with the title outside of the issues.


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Author Biography

Gareth J Johnson, Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, UK

Gareth has been Exchanges’ Editor-in-Chief since 2018. Along with a doctorate in cultural academic publishing practices (Nottingham Trent), he also possesses various other degrees in biomedical technology (Sheffield Hallam), information management (Sheffield) and research practice (NTU). His varied career includes extensive experience in academic libraries, project management and applied research roles. His professional and research interests focus on power-relationships within and evolution of scholarly academic publication practice, viewed from within social theory and political economic frameworks.

He has extensive skills in areas including academic writing, partner relationship management and effective communication practices. He is an outspoken proponent for greater academic agency through scholar-led publishing. Gareth is also the Mercian Collaboration’s Executive Officer, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and hosts a number of podcasts, including The Exchanges Discourse.

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