On Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 08:44:08AM -0800, Jeremy Frumkin wrote:
> Ross unleashed:
> > Why does it have to follow /any/ traditional publishing model?
> > I sort of like the idea that maybe 3 articles come out in a week, then
> > nothing for a week or two, then another article comes out, and then one
> > comes out every day for a 13 day span.
> > If the delivery method is purely electronic, and it's a given that the
> > intended audience would have tools to be alerted of new articles, why
> > bother with a formal schedule?
> > -Ross.
> While I was at the University of Arizona, we produced the Journal of Insect
> Science (http://insectscience.org) (now at the University of Wisconsin).
> While this is a peer reviewed journal, it took the approach not to produce
> actual "issues", but to publish articles once they successfully vetted
> through the peer review process. For preservation and posterity, at the end
> of each year we would print out all of the articles and have them hard
> The point is, Ross' suggestion is a good one, and I give it a hearty +1
Actually, in its next version Open Journal Systems will have a feature for releasing articles between issues,
something which has been commmon in some scientific disciplines for a long time. I'm not necessarily
advocating OJS, just saying what Ross is suggesting is par for the course.
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