Monthly Archives: December 2016

New Year, New Look

by Josh Allen, Social Media and Online Engagement Editorial Assistant When 2017 dawns, Past & Present’s online look will be transformed. Our publishers, Oxford University Press (OUP), are in the process of rolling out a new platform for all content. This means that the rather dated-looking interface that currently enables access to the digital versions of our publications is about to go offline and be replaced by this: The new hosting platform is now very much live and you are very welcome (nay encouraged) to browse at your leisure. In introducing the new platform OUPAcademic are reflecting major ongoing changes in the way that journals are utilised and consumed. Much like the revolutions that have occurred over the last 15-20 years in how people consume music, film and television, academic publications are now primarily accessed electronically, in a digital format, and on the move. It seems likely that for today’s undergraduates, and indeed most graduate students and ECRs, journals are first and foremost repositories of articles that are accessed electronically, not a print publication that can be read like a magazine. The Google Analytics report for our own website attests to this: most weeks no more than thirty percent of […]