18.600 paying for publishing

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 09:32:57 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 600.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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   [1] From: Pat Galloway <galloway_at_ischool.utexas.edu> (10)
         Subject: Re: 18.597 paying for publishing

   [2] From: Norman Hinton <hinton_at_springnet1.com> (5)
         Subject: Re: 18.597 paying for publishing

   [3] From: lachance_at_origin.chass.utoronto.ca (Francois (27)
         Subject: Re: 18.594 paying for publishing on internet research

   [4] From: Amanda French <amanda_french_at_ncsu.edu> (16)
         Subject: scam

         Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 09:12:59 +0000
         From: Pat Galloway <galloway_at_ischool.utexas.edu>
         Subject: Re: 18.597 paying for publishing

Ken Friedman's research seems to suggest that someone has figured out how
to cash in on the "author pays" model; but they aren't alone, because there
are lots of trade associations in the Information/Communication/Technology
field that really do the same thing--it's just that in the past they have
always produced printed proceedings of low circulation, which has made
scholars who participated, ever anxious about citation rate these days,
uneasy as citation rates for online publications have begun to soar. Hence
they will all presumably be moving to this model, and it will require
research like Ken's to ferret them out.
Pat Galloway

         Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 09:13:47 +0000
         From: Norman Hinton <hinton_at_springnet1.com>
         Subject: Re: 18.597 paying for publishing

I've read some at least mildly approving remarks about pay-for-it-yourself
publishing, and I must say it still sounds like good old vanity presses no
matter how momentarily prestigious the vehicle may seem.

How do we know they don't accept as long as you pony up the cash ? (Of
course they will say they don't!)

         Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 09:17:30 +0000
         From: lachance_at_origin.chass.utoronto.ca (Francois Lachance)
         Subject: Re: 18.594 paying for publishing on internet research


   IPSI's publication model offers an interesting case study for those
   interested in the sociology of knowledge.

   The structure of the reviewing process has an impact on citation practice.
   It is almost the social networking model (friends connecting to friends)
   applied to research and publication. See:


   In addition to the paid professional internal review, the following types
   of external reviews are also done (will be done):

   External IPSI BgD review:

   4 reviews by people who attended the IPSI BgD conferences in the past.
   External PEER review:

   4 reviews by others who submitted their paper to the same journal.
   External review:

   4 reviews by those who are referenced in your paper.
   Each paper must have at least 10 references. Papers without at least 10
   references will be returned to the sender.
   We provide the minimum of 6 review.


Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large
2005 Year of Comparative Connections. DIA: Comparative connections? LOGZ:
Connection, first. Comparison, next. DIA: Check. Comparable ways of
connecting. LOGZ: Selection outcomes, first. Comparative Connections,
         Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 09:18:31 +0000
         From: Amanda French <amanda_french_at_ncsu.edu>
         Subject: scam
I'm certain it's an e-mail scam and a vanity press for vain scholars. I get
suspicious invitations to attend conferences in my inbox these days, too.
People have figured out that there's money to be made from scholarly
publishing, unfortunately.
Amanda L. French, Ph.D.
CLIR Post-Doctoral Fellow in
Scholarly Information Resources
Digital Library Initiatives
NCSU Libraries, Box 7111
Raleigh, NC 27695-7111
Tel: 919-513-0211
Fax: 919-515-3031
Mob: 720-530-7515
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