About the Journal

Focus and Scope

KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal meant to encourage the formation of a multidisciplinary community of scholars studying human knowledge processes through the ages and concerned to understand the role of those processes in the full sweep of human civilizations and project them into the future from both humanistic and technological perspectives.

Human civilizations throughout the ages have found it appropriate to devote significant resources to knowledge creation, capture, dissemination, and preservation using the intellectual frameworks and technical resources of their times. In our era we face unprecedented rapidity in advances in digital technologies that provide new modes of support for knowledge processes with no foreseeable limit to their increasing capabilities or the variety of modes of research dissemination. To date, emerging digital technologies have been used to provide more effective support for the activities of scholarly communities that seem little changed over the millennia except for a growth in magnitude that largely reflects human population growth.

For those interested in human knowledge processes - as researchers, technology developers, or professionals with institutional responsibilities for the support of scholarly communities - many questions have been arising about the evolution of knowledge processes and their support:

  • If change is largely technology-driven, the repurposing of available technologies to address scholarly needs, then what are those needs?
  • How do they relate to more general needs that are driving technological advance?
  • Is the nature of scholarship itself evolving under the impact of technology?
  • How should resources be deployed to enable individuals and institutions to take advantage of the new technologies whilst avoiding the many transitory phenomena that arise during a period of rapid change and can be wasteful of resources?
  • How do we best enable innovative exchange across disciplines to envision new knowledge processes?
  • How do we ensure the long-term preservation of knowledge in the digital context?

Indexing and Archiving

KULA is indexed and disseminated by Érudit, which provides maximum visibility and discoverability in Google Scholar and Wikipedia and has agreements with discovery tools such as ExLibris and OCLC and indexers including Scopus and Clarivate Analytics.

Through Coalition Publica, the journal uses Portico, Scholars Portal, and PKP|PN (LOCKSS) to ensure long-term preservation of content.

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