ELSSS project (ELectronic Society for the Social Sciences)

From: Steve Hitchcock <sh94r_at_ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 12:38:52 +0000

At 11:07 01/02/01 +0000, Leah Halliday wrote:
> >Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 13:16:45 +0000
> >From: Stevan Harnad <harnad_at_coglit.ecs.soton.ac.uk>
> >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?

I wonder if this proposal has considered the prospect of accumulating a $1M
deficit *per journal* after a couple of years, say. It would be easy to
note other shortcomings of the plan, but that's not for this forum, since
it doesn't advance the forum's objectives one bit.

Received on Wed Jan 03 2001 - 19:17:43 GMT

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