|Attempt to summarize where we are||Jodi Schneider||4/20/07 12:24 PM|
Here's what I have about content & goals after reading the list.
GOALS: "fostering communication and sharing among technologists". Some
AUDIENCE: Mostly us.
CONTENT GOAL: Strive for a unique mission. Don't duplicate what other
LICENSE: "Something very open"--specifics, anyone?
PEER-REVIEW: No, expect possibly for certain sections. We may revise
|Re: [c4lj] Attempt to summarize where we are||Ron Peterson||4/20/07 1:19 PM|
I don't know how feasible it is, but perhaps if people want/need peer-review for their articles, we could offer it by request, as long as the requester realizes that these would be lowest priority and as a result publication of their article would be delayed.
I'm not crazy about the columns idea. However I would be in favor of something along the lines of having sections (systems, data, standards, etc.) and having specific editors assigned to those sections. This would ensure that those topics are covered and promote more diverse voices - which seems to be part of the goal of this journal.
Fun? I'm all for fun, but I don't think we need to build it in. I will quickly be turned off by in-jokes and probably by in-channel quotes. If it is something news-worthy, then by all means include it. Does a "Fun Page" support the goal of fostering communication and sharing among technologists? If not, maybe leave it on IRC. I don't think we need to be so formal that a person's personality doesn't show through, but I think if we are hoping to attract an audience beyond list or IRC members we should focus on quality.
|Re: [c4lj] Re: Attempt to summarize where we are||Jonathan Rochkind||4/20/07 1:52 PM|
I still want to start with just articles (edited not peer reviewed). If
we can figure out how that's going to work, and get that working, than
we can add additional 'sections' edited by certain people, and a
separate process for peer review. [It would be 'by request' in the sense
that someone submitting an article could choose to submit to that
process]. Neither of those are a priority for me.
|Re: [c4lj] Re: Attempt to summarize where we are||jtgorman||4/24/07 7:07 AM|
I have to agree with Jonathan, I just don't think breaking it into
sections or the like is necessarily a good idea right away. I'm
thinking as we get several issues out then we can start to form an
idea of regular sections, columns, etc if we want.
I still like the idea of a fun page. Nearly every magazine or journal
As for the other magazines/online journals. I don't think there's any