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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

New OA journal of conference presentations

The Video Journal of Conference Presentations is a new peer-reviewed OA journal of, well, conference presentations.  A submission consists of a text file with author information and an abstract; a PowerPoint file; and an MP3 audio file.  From the site:

Individual submissions should come from the author who attended the conference and gave the presentation. Group submissions from conference organizers are encouraged but the organizers must have commitments from the presenting authors. In either case, the article copyright belongs to the listed authors. A group submission may be organized into a thematic issue if the conference organizers are willing to act as guest editors and provide an editorial forward....

The rise of the open-access model for scientific publishing relies on authors bearing the costs of publication. VJCP goes one step further — authors’ acceptance of publication charges for their papers in this journal is voluntary, under the following conditions. Only if authors appreciate the editorial service provided and the high visibility promised, and only if authors are able to pay, do they pay a suggested publication fee of US$300 per article....