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
As for hybrid models, take a look at http://copyrightjournal.org/index.php/Copyright, which has a "journal
club" (http://www.copyrightjournal.org/drupal/forum/7). This journal, with names like Lawrence Lessig as
editors, uses OJS, Drupal, and MediaWiki on one site.
Again, this is not an arguement for using any particular platform, but it's interesting to see how another
site mashes things up.
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