Re: Conflating Gate-Keeping with Toll-Gating

From: Leah Halliday <l.l.halliday_at_VIRGIN.NET>
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 11:07:46 -0000

>Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 13:16:45 +0000
>From: Stevan Harnad <>
>Subject: Re: Conflating Gate-Keeping with Toll-Gating
>On Wed, 31 Jan 2001, Manfredi M.A. La Manna wrote:
>> 3. the suggestion ventilated by someone on the forum that papers posted
>> the web could somehow be refereed by well-disposed readers, in economics
>> simply preposterous;
>Not preposterous, but speculative and untested, with a good number
>of prima facie reasons it would be unlikely to succeed in yielding
>a literature of a quality comparable to the current one.

Also untested is the ELSSS proposal to pay authors, referees and editors for
their contributions. ELSSS is currently calling for volunteers to these
roles. Is this a positive development?

Leah Halliday
Department of Information Science
Loughborough University
Received on Wed Jan 03 2001 - 19:17:43 GMT

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