This publications page is sorted by topic rather than type. I have worked in many different fields, and this organization may help parse my strange publications list. All active links point to open access or self-archived copies of the work.

Linguistics and Online Language

Work in this area includes my graduate work on language in World of Warcraft, focusing on discourse markers, LGBT gamers, and multimodal communication. Included in this section are several publications from The Conversation on emojis and internet language. 

Collister, L. (Forthcoming, September 2017) “Transformative (H)activism: Breast Cancer Awareness and the World of Warcraft  Running of the Gnomes.” Transformative Works and Cultures, 25. 

Collister, L. (2016) “‘At least I’m not Chinese, gay, or female’: Marginalized Voices in World of Warcraft.” In English in Computer-Mediated Communication, edited by L. Squires. Topics in English Linguistics (93). De Gruyter Mouton, Boston, MA, pp. 351-376. ISBN 978-3-11-048832-6. 

Collister, L. (2016, July 19) “Why does using a period in a text message make you sound insincere or angry?” The Conversation. (Reprinted in Time and The New Republic, quoted extensively in NY Mag, Allure, and Mic.)

Collister, L. (2015, September 30) “Storytelling with a wink and a smile: the arrival of the Emoji-pocalypse.” The Conversation.

Collister, L. (2015, September 1) “LOL in the age of the telegraph.” The Conversation.

Draucker, F. & Collister, L. (2015) “Managing participation through Modal Affordances on Twitter.” Open Library of the Humanities, 1:1

Collister, L. (2015, May 28) “How do you haha? LOL through the ages.” The Conversation. (Reprinted in the Washington Post.)

Collister, L. (2015, April 6) “Emoticons and symbols aren’t ruining language – they’re revolutionizing it.” The Conversation. (Reprinted in The New Republic and Quartz. Translated for Netzpiloten.)

Collister, L. (2014) “Surveillance and Community: Language Policing and Empowerment in a World of Warcraft Guild.” Surveillance and Society, 12:3. 

Ross, T., & Collister, L. (2014) “A social scientific framework for social systems in online video games: Building a better Looking For Raid loot system in World of Warcraft. Computers in Human Behavior, 36. 

Collister, L. (2013) “Detection of Deception in a Virtual World.” Linguistic Evidence in Security, Law and Intelligence, 1:1. 

Collister, L. (2012) “The Discourse Deictics ^ and <– in a World of Warcraft Community.” Discourse, Context, and Media, 1:1.

Collister, L., & Friedline, B. (2012) “Constructing a Powerful Identity in World of Warcraft: A Sociolinguistic Approach to MMORPGs.” In Call, Voorhees, and Whitlock (eds.), Dungeons, Dragons, and Digital Denizens: The Digital Role-Playing Game. New York: Continuum. 

Collister, L. (2010) “*-repair in Online Discourse.” Journal of Pragmatics, 43:3. 


Scholarly Communications (Open Access, Alternative Metrics, Library Publishing)

In this section are publications from my professional work as a Scholarly Communications Librarian. Two of the works (both with Tennant as the lead author) are the result of massive open online collaboration. 

Collister, L. & Taylor, A. (Accepted) “Altmetrics, Legacy Scholarship, and Scholarly Legacy.” Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice

Tennant, J. P., Dugan, J. M., Graziotin, D., Jacques, D. C., Waldner, F., Mietchen, D., Elkhatib, Y., Collister, L. B., Pikas, C. K.,  Crick, T.,  Masuzzo, P.,  Caravaggi, A.,  Berg, D. R., Niemeyer, K. E.,  Ross-Hellauer, T.,  Mannheimer, S.,  Rigling, L.,  Katz, D. S., Greshake Tzovaras, B., Pacheco-Mendoza, J.,  Fatima, N.,  Poblet, M.,  Isaakidis, M.,  Irawan, D. E.,  Renaut, S.,  Madan, C. R.,  Matthias, L.,  Nørgaard Kjær, J.,  O’Donnell, D. P.,  Neylon, C.,  Kearns, S.,  Selvaraju, M.,  & Colomb, J.  (2017) A multi-disciplinary perspective on emergent and future innovations in peer review.  F1000Research, 6 (1151).  (Draft submitted, awaiting peer review.)

Collister, L., Kirschner, J., Bradbury, M., Deliyannides, T., & Kear, R. (2017) “Altmetrics and Library Publishing.”  IFLA WLIC 2017 – Libraries. Solidarity. Society. Wrocław, Poland. August 19-25, 2017. (Paper.)

Tennant, J. P., Waldner, F., Jacques, D. C., Masuzzo, P., Collister, L., & Hartgerink, C. H. J. (2016) “The academic, economic and societal impacts of Open Access: an evidence-based review.” F1000Research, 5:632. 

Collister, L. & Deliyannides, T. (2016) “Altmetrics: Documenting the Story of Research.” Against the Grain, 28:1.

Collister, L., Deliyannides, T., & Dyas-Correia, S. (2014) “The Library as Publisher.” The Serials Librarian, 66:1.



These works come out of my undergraduate honors thesis work at The Ohio State University on the linguistics of song. 

Johnson, R., Huron, D., & Collister, L. (2014) Music and Lyrics Interactions and their Influence on Recognition of Sung Words: An Investigation of Word Frequency, Rhyme, Metric Stress, Vocal Timbre, Melisma, and Repetition Priming” Empirical Musicology Review, 9:1. 

Collister, L., & Huron, D. (2008.) “Comparison of Word Intelligibility in Spoken and Sung Passages.” Empirical Musicology Review, 3:3.