11.041 pocketa-pocketa? options for e-journals?

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 25 Nov 1997 21:33:37 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 417.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Jim Marchand <marchand@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu> (6)
Subject: help

[2] From: Eric Jungchin Yoon <eric.yoon@YALE.EDU> (22)
Subject: New on-line journal

Date: Mon, 24 Nov 97 18:22:45 CST
From: Jim Marchand <marchand@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Subject: help

I used to have a favorite article on things like "pocketa-pocketa", in other
words, on words which an author liked to use, things like Goethe's _weben_
(which scarcely ever meant `to weave'), but, as such things go, I have lost
it. It had as title "Favoritord" and was obviously written in Swedish; can
anyone supply a citation?
Jim Marchand.

Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 21:14:29 +0000
From: Eric Jungchin Yoon <eric.yoon@YALE.EDU>
Subject: New on-line journal

[Forwarded, with thanks, from the Electronic Journal Publishing List
<VPIEJ-L@VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU>, with thanks. Replies should go to Dr. Yoon as
well as to Humanist. --WM]

I am Editor-in-Chief of a new on-line journal at Yale Law School,
specializing in human rights and development issues. The members and I
decided to pick the Internet as our medium because of its capacity to
attract readers and submissions from abroad, something that most law
journals, even the international ones, have failed to do.

We've collected a fair amount of attention from scholars, and our editing
process is going well. However, now we are facing some interesting, though
difficult, technical and financial issues. At this stage our main
questions are:

1) Over the long-term, how can an e-journal be financed? Foundations?
Subscription rates? Working together with a printed version that produces
2) What are some interesting ways that the special capabilities of the
Internet could be taken advantage of? Are there many examples of this
already out there on the Web?
3) Are there convenient programs that allow the easy translation of, say, a
legal article (complete with footnotes and small caps) to HTML code?

I am a newcomer to this LISTSERV, but from the few e-mails I have received,
I have the sense that many of you have a great deal of experience in
working with or leading electronic journals. I would be very thankful for
any advice or referrals that you could give me.

Best wishes,
Eric Yoon

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