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Friday, April 11, 2008

Producing an OA journal as a class assignment

Heather Morrison thought up a very creative final assignment for her recently concluded course, Issues in Scholarly Communication and Publishing, at the University of British Columbia.  Students not only wrote final papers, but they assembled them into a sample issue of an OA journal, using Open Journal Systems software.  The sample journal and its inaugural (and final) issue are now online.  Also see Heather's detailed post on the course blog for some background on how the class produced the journal.

PS:  Lucky students, useful course, creative teacher!