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Monday, April 12, 2004

Proposal for an OA journal on a local community

Peter Levine at the University of Maryland is about to propose that "[t]he University (or perhaps the University and Prince George's County, where we are located) would launch a peer-reviewed [open-access] journal for high-quality research on the community. Anyone would be eligible to submit articles, maps, datasets, and images, but submissions would be peer-reviewed and publication standards would be high." (Thanks to commons-blog.) (PS: Peter's specialization is research about communities by community members, both to produce useful knowledge and to promote civic engagement. This is a perfect use for open access.)