Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology is an open-access peer reviewed journal featuring scholarship on gender, new media and technology.
The journal publishes contributions that exemplify Ada’s commitments to politically engaged, intersectional approaches to feminist media scholarship.
Contributions in formats other than the traditional essay are encouraged. Please contact the editors to discuss specifications and/or multimodal contributions.
Ada issues are published twice a year. Contributions are reviewed by Fembot Collective members using a multi-level open peer review process.
Ada is a product of the Fembot Collective and is published and preserved through the University of Maryland Libraries. Infrastructure and hosting for this project are provided by Digital Data Services, University of Maryland Libraries. The University of Maryland’s Women’s Studies Department and Bowling Green State University’s American Culture Studies Program currently provide graduate student support for Fembot and Ada.
Articles published as part of Ada are distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License unless otherwise noted.
Ada Editorial Team
- Co-Editors, Carol Stabile and Radhika Gajjala, email@example.com
- Content and Community Specialist: Eva Peskin, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD USA
- Webmistress: Shehram Mokhtar, School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon
- Editorial Assistant: Kaitlyn Wauthier, Bowling Green State University
Ada Web Team
- Kate Dohe (Manager, Digital Programs & Initiatives, Digital Systems and Stewardship, University of Maryland Libraries)
- Fiona Jardine (MA, LLM, MLS, CLC, PhD Candidate, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland)
- Joshua Westgard (Systems Librarian. Digital Programs and Initiatives, Digital Systems and Stewardship, University of Maryland Libraries)
Fembot Advisory Board
- Fembot Managing Editor (Carol Stabile, University of Maryland): The Fembot Managing Editor oversees and coordinates all aspects of the Fembot Collective. The managing editor works closely with other members of the advisory board to oversee operations of Fembot, including BAD, the Fembot/Ms. byline, and Ada.
- Ada Co-Editors (Radhika Gajjala, Bowling Green State University and Carol Stabile, University of Maryland): Co-editors solicit articles and special issues for Ada. They oversee the peer review process and coordinate the workflow.
- Members (Sarah Kember – Goldsmiths; Bryce Peake – University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and Viola Lasmana – University of Southern California): These members actively invite and recruit international contributors and reviewers. They ensure that the journal issues address themes consistently with an eye to international audiences and accessibility of content.
- Librarian/Archivist: The librarian / archivist oversees journal indexing, DOI assignment and registration, ISSN registration, and metadata coordination. The librarian works closely with the web mistress to ensure accessibility and search engine optimization. The librarian/archivist is responsible for staying on top of trends in publishing metrics and recommending options to the board. The librarian/archivist advises on copyright policies and licensing. In addition, the librarian/archivist coordinates digital preservation of the products of the Fembot Collective.
- Webmistress (Shehram Mokhtar, University of Oregon): The web mistress oversees the general web activities and assists in the project management of Fembot and Ada; managing and organizing the digital publication of Ada; facilitating and organizing Fembot Advisory Board meetings; analyzing web analytics, and implementing strategies to increase the quality and amount of traffic; and assisting the Fembot Managing Editor with organizing Fembot-related events. This position is a paid position supported by the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland and the Department of Women’s Studies.