forsdyke at post.queensu.ca
Tue May 6 20:08:23 EST 1997
> Do any journals have formal policies on what constitutes prior
> publication of data on the Internet? I think conference posters would
> make good web documents (see
> http://www.netmatters.co.uk/users/ahfell/flying.htm), and I would like
> to set up a site to display posters from a conference later this year.
> However, after some initial enthusiasm, the organizers seem to have got
> cold feet over the prospect of data being declared as "previously
> published" if they hang it up on a website instead of a felt board.
I do not think journals have much of a leg to stand on since
they will often not allow authors to include web addresses in
the cited list of publications. We need some general agreement
on a satisfactory way of citing internet postings to recognized
bulletin boards, such as this one.
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