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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

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
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),
> > to the printer, published, and finally mailed to subscribers and
> > 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
> > 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
> > access to the internet.
> >
> > Assuming that all the logistics could be worked out, how do readers of
> > 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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