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Monday, February 23, 2009

Council of Editors blogging on journal principles

The Council of Editors of Learned Journals has launched a blog on principles for the future of scholarly journals. See, e.g., from the proposed second principle:
... Web 2.0 journals that take their primary responsibility as curatorial have no need for official publication from the university press system. They are not dependent on the income model of the university press, and they have no reason to collect subscriptions: their purpose is disciplinary service and public access. There is no reason for the articles published in this format to be made private, or to require elaborate fee-charging mechanisms. ...