Journal Prices: Citing electronic media

Tue Feb 22 19:26:47 EST 1994

In article <94052.093857FORSDYKE at QUCDN.QueensU.CA>, <FORSDYKE at QUCDN.QueensU.CA> writes:
>In article <1994Feb20.182420.8662 at>,
>q00001 at TIGGER.STCLOUD.MSUS.EDU says:
>>I agree that the use of the e-medium to transmit information is very
>>under-utilized.  I do have a concern that the quality of information may be
>>overrun by the quantity if e-medium cites were allowed.
>    Now is that really true? Material of low quality simply would not be cited.
>As I understand it there would not be a "quantity" problem. The enormous mount
>of material can be readily archived and if no one wants to look at it, so be
>it! The quality evaluation would be something carried out retrospectively, by
>those who chose to cite the work. Maybe, if an item were cited a great deal,
>then one of the paper media would decide to publish it.
>>there are ways to work these matters out.  A group could be set up with
>>moderators who could act as "editor/review" for focused topics.  Articles
>>be sent out to other "e-reviewers" before posting.
>    Yes, certainly reviewing could be done expeditiously by email, and if one
>wanted to submit one's work to email reviewing before posting, that would be
>an option.
>>Currently the type of
>>material which could appear on e-medium is somewhat limited due to
>      True, but the technology is rapidly improving. 

I think this is the key.  As the technology improves it will become essential
to work in an electronic medium.  The speed and efficiency of this approach
will be sort of like "Field of Dreams"--if we build it they will come.  The
first step is setting up a discussion of how to build it?  I would suggest
other consider a structure which would be useful and efficient.

>Much data could be
>presented in tabular form, without the need to figures. There could even be
>a separate paper publication, acting as an email publication backup, which
>would specialize in presenting exotic figures (e.g electon micrographs, etc.)
>      Sincerely,   Don Forsdyke, Discussion Leader. Bionet.Journals.Note

David DeGroote

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