The digital library JSTOR has announced its new Register & Read program
, under which users unaffiliated with an institution can access "approximately 1,200 journals from more than 700 publishers, a subset of the content in JSTOR. This includes content from the first volume and issue published for these journals through a recent year (generally 3-5 years ago)." [more inside]
posted by jedicus
on Jan 14, 2013 -
Why Girls are Weird.
In the ongoing debate of weblogs versus online journals, one journal-writer just hit a major milestone: bestselling fiction. Pamela Ribon, also a recapper for Television Without Pity
, attracted recent attention
when she asked her readers to support the Oakland Public Library
, and they responded in record numbers. Those online fans are now responding again. Ribon released her first novel, Why Girls Are Weird
, on July 1st, and her Amazon Sales Rank
has shot up to 212 on some days, beating out other best-sellers for sales. Pretty amazing feat, considering the book was still in pre-sales and has yet to have publicity outside of her own web presence. The story, a fictional account of a woman who creates an online journal only to find fame, fortune and romance, is loosely based on Ribon's own experiences at pamie.com
. In fact, sections of the book are from her former archives. So, will history repeat itself? How many of you are planning to try and publish your archives?
posted by astruc
on Jul 2, 2003 -
In an update to this old thread
, Pamela Ribon is once again writing online. As some may know, Pamela's original site was named Squishy
(a.k.a. Pamie's Panties
), and it was part of the first generation of online journals.
posted by gd779
on Nov 26, 2002 -
When academics rebel.
A group of economists
is attempting to redraw the landscape of academic research publication by injecting new electronic
peer reviewed journals into the marketplace. Electronic publication of research certainly has its merits at times. Case in point: Because of the pressing medical importance of analyses of the recent anthrax cases, JAMA
has published the results of two studies (one of patients who survived
and one of those who did not
) online in advance of the print publication in order to inform health care professionals as soon as possible. Do situations like this argue in favor of a change in the way that research is conducted and/or reported?
posted by iceberg273
on Nov 15, 2001 -