Re: Independent scientific publication - Why have journals at all?

From: Bruce Edmonds <b.edmonds_at_MMU.AC.UK>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 15:27:19 +0000 wrote:
> what is the experience with spontaneous post publication peer review?
> the example of the e journal "prevention and treatment" of the american
> psychological association does not seem too heartening.

Thanks for the example.

Reading their editorial material it is quite clear that:

1. Their problems came out of political difference between the
psycologists and the doctors

2. There is no indication that the peer-review aspects caused any
problems at all.

3. There are now many successful e-journals with post-publication peer
review, notably Psycoloquy

4. This does not touch upon the review-board/e-journal debate.


Bruce Edmonds,
Centre for Policy Modelling,
Manchester Metropolitan University, Aytoun Bldg.,
Aytoun St., Manchester, M1 3GH. UK.
Tel: +44 161 247 6479 Fax: +44 161 247 6802
Received on Wed Feb 10 1999 - 19:17:43 GMT

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