The West Virginia University Press recently announced the appointment of Hilary Attfield of Morgantown as journals manager.
Currently the publisher of three scholarly journals, Victorian Poetry, Labor Studies Journal and Essays in Medieval Studies, the WVU Press is expanding its department of scholarly journal publishing.
The addition of at least two more journals this year is anticipated, and it will be Attfields job to work with the individual editors of each journal and to oversee all production matters involved in producing both the print version of the journal and also its electronic counterpart in Project Muse, a database of electronic scholarly journals. Attfield will also coordinate matters of fulfillment, marketing, sales and other issues connected with scholarly journal production.
Attfield has served as technical editor for Victorian Poetry since 1987, and her new position as journals manager recognizes the ways in which her duties have grown and changed since the recent revival of the West Virginia University Press, according to Patrick Conner, director.
She earned her first degree in English language and literature at Aberdeen University, Scotland, in 1969 and the degree of master of philosophy in English literature at Warwick University, England, in 1972. She is currently pursuing a doctorate of education in technology education at WVU and is writing a dissertation on”Electronic Editing and David Hunter Strothers Unpublished John Brown Manuscript.”
Victorian Poetry is the oldest academic journal published at WVU . It originated in the Universitys Department of English in 1962. Since the revival of the WVU Press in 1999, new journals have continuously sought representation by the Press.
The WVU Press is one of a group of university presses that make up Project Muse, an online database of learned journals vended via the Internet. Most research libraries in the United States now subscribe to Project Muse. Further information about all of the current WVU Press journals is provided atwww.wvupress.com.