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New Journal (???)

Dr. Peter W. Pappas pappas.3 at osu.edu
Mon Nov 8 11:05:48 EST 1999


The responses I received to my initial inquiry about a web-based journal
were "positive," but not great in number.  Without a greater interest, I
don't think it's worth one's time (at least not my time) to begin such an
endeavor.



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Dr. Peter W. Pappas
Department of EEOB
The Ohio State University
1735 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH  43210
Phone: 614-292-2746
FAX: 614-292-2030
e-mail: pappas.3 at osu.edu
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Thomas McDonald <mcdonaldte at home.com> wrote in message
news:3823331D.86087E75 at home.com...
> Dr. Pappas,
> I, for one, am more than ready.  In fact, I have been considering
> publishing material of a bibliographic nature in CD-ROM format for some
> time now.  However, I would draw your attention to the experience of the
> publishers of "Wildlife Disease" in microcard format.  Evidently, there
> is still some problems with the International Congress of Zoological
> Nomenclature insistence on considering taxonomic units as only valid if
> published in paper format.  I have not been able to follow this up, but
> would be interested in learning if there are any changes being proposed
> in the light of, as you say, the availability of new media for
> publication purposes.  I, for one, am concerned about the increasing
> page charges costs and time delays in publishing in paper format!
> Tom McDonald.
>
> "Dr. Peter W. Pappas" wrote:
> >
> > 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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