New Journal (???)

Anne Thomas anne.t at net.ntl.com
Mon Oct 11 14:49:06 EST 1999


Simple answer.... YES!!

Anne ;o)

Dr. Peter W. Pappas <pappas.3 at osu.edu> wrote in message
news:7tsqo5$3lt$1 at charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu...
> With all due respect to journal editors and publishers, I am growing
> frustrated with the amount of time and effort it takes to get papers
> published.  Manuscripts must be typed, mailed, sent out to referees,
> reviewed, sent back to editors, mailed back to authors, revised (almost
> always), resubmitted, reviewed again (possibly), accepted (hopefully),
sent
> to the printer, published, and finally mailed to subscribers and
libraries.
> The internet has provided us with a wonderful opportunity to reduce
> significantly the amount of time and effort needed to publish papers,
> without jeopardizing "quality," and I think that we as parasitologists and
> biologists should take advantage of this medium.
>
> Thus, I think it's time for a new parasitology journal, one that is
> published exclusively on the internet.  All of the journal's business,
> including submissions, reviews, and publication, would be handled
> electronically, and the publication would be available freely to anyone
with
> access to the internet.
>
> Assuming that all the logistics could be worked out, how do readers of
this
> NG feel about this?  Do you think that we are ready for such a journal?
>
>
> --
> Dr. Peter W. Pappas
> Professor, Department of EEOB
> The Ohio State University
> 1735 Neil Avenue
> Columbus, OH   43210
> Phone 614-292-2746
> FAX 614-292-2030
> pappas.3 at osu.edu
>
>





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