FAQ

The Journal

What is Ada?

Ada is an open-access, multi-modal, peer-reviewed feminist journal concerned with the intersections of gender, new media, and technology. It is a publication born out of the Fembot Collective, an international feminist collective of media scholars, artists, and professionals.

Is Ada a real academic journal?

Yes! Ada is peer reviewed by leading scholars in feminist media studies and new media studies from around the world. The journal uses a registered ISSN connected to the University of Oregon Libraries. In the near future, we will be tracking statistics for authors to include in their portfolio, showing the effect that open access, peer-reviewed journal publications on the field of knowledge available regarding new media.

How do I submit an article?

Please see the Submission Guidelines.

Peer review

Who gets to see the reviews?

Everyone. We’re committed to open peer review in a public atmosphere. Only articles that show potential and promise for publication will be put through a multi-step peer-review process.

What is a beta reader, and why is my paper being sent to one?

Beta readers are knowledgable scholars to whom we forward articles that have promise, but fall short of the publication mark. Beta readers will provide comments on your publication, whether you decide to resubmit it to Ada or another journal. We believe that the peer review process should come with some benefit to both authors and scholars, and the beta readers ensure this.

If you’d like to become a beta reader, please contact editor@adanewmedia.org.

Where is the open peer review site?

Ada‘s open peer review site is a CommentPress site at http://adareview.fembotcollective.org.

Articles

When is my article “published”?

Articles will go through the two level review process described in the ‘About us’ section of the site. Following this review process, your article will be placed on the Ada Journal Website. From that point on, it is a published article and should be cited as such.

How do I cite an Ada article?

Soon, we will have a ‘Cite This’ plug in operational on the site. Until then, or if at some point the plugin fails you, you can cite the article by the standards of your favorite style manual. Here is a popular example:

Jane Jones, “The gendered history of online publishing,” Ada: Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology 1, no.2 (2012): http://adanewmedia.org/_______________

Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology
ISSN 2325-0496