OA Journal Production at the BC Libraries

From: Michelle Baildon <baildon_at_BC.EDU>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 16:18:30 -0500

The Boston College Libraries have undertaken a program of open-access
publishing, sponsoring the publication of peer-reviewed, freely available
electronic journals in collaboration with university faculty. The
eScholarship_at_BC initiative has accepted several titles for production
during the pilot phase of the project in 2004-2005. The journals are
published using EdiKit and Digital Commons software, created by the
Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) and ProQuest.

The inaugural open-access journal published under the initiative, Teaching
Exceptional Children Plus (TEC Plus)
<http://escholarship.bc.edu/education/tecplus/>, was launched in
September. TEC Plus, a peer-reviewed education e-journal produced
collaboratively by the Boston College Libraries and the Council for
Exceptional Children, is edited by Professor Alec Peck of the Boston
College Lynch School of Education and Professor Stan Scarpati of the
University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The journal publishes material of
interest to individuals who work with children with special needs.

The Journal of Technology, Learning and Assessment (JTLA)
<http://escholarship.bc.edu/jtla/>, an electronic journal produced since
2002 by the Technology and Assessment Study Collaborative (inTASC) and the
Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation and Educational Policy
(CSTEEP) at Boston College, joined the eScholarship_at_BC initiative in
November. JTLA, edited by Professor Michael Russell of the Boston College
Lynch School of Education, is an interdisciplinary forum for the
discussion of initiatives combining technology, learning theory, and

The Libraries look forward to the publication of additional open-access
journals in upcoming months. For more information about the
eScholarship_at_BC pilot project, contact Brendan Rapple, Collection
Development Librarian <rappleb_at_bc.edu>.
Received on Thu Dec 16 2004 - 21:18:30 GMT

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