On Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 08:14:18AM -0800, K.G. Schneider wrote:
> You also need a production schedule, a team of peer reviewers, publication
> guidelines, and editorial policies. This does not have to take forever.
> Frankly, in most typical LibraryLand settings it would take two years, maybe
> longer, but an afternoon of skyping and IM'ing among you folks should wrap
> things up pretty well.
Yeah, those things are certainly needed if the journal is following the conventional blind peer review
process. The benefit of Open Journal Systems (or the other conventional open source journal publishing
platforms) is that it provides the workflow tools required to pull these requirements off. If anyone's
interested, see page 12 of OJS in an Hour (http://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/OJSinanHour.pdf).
Maybe not relevant to the journal being currently proposed, but
http://drexel-coas-elearning.blogspot.com/2006/02/peer-review-in-google-age.html is worth reading anyway.
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