Florian Cramer on Thu, 28 Jul 2011 14:02:48 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> some more nuanced thoughts on publishing, editing, reading, using

On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 12:04 AM, McLaughlin, Lisa M. Dr. <mclauglm@muohio.edu> wrote:

> It does make me feel that I was correct in announcing that I'm stepping down
> from editing Feminist Media Studies at our last editorial board meeting. I
> always will defend the quality, importance, and the ethics of the journal,
> but it does bother me that a progressive, critical journal (the only
> international journal to focus on feminist media studies broadly) is one of
> the 'properties' being exploited by Informa. Or, perhaps I should say that I
> don't wish to ally with Informa because it's not the kind of company that I
> like to keep.

I wonder whether we could funnel this discussion thread into the
foundation of a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal for critical media
studies that maintains high scholarly standards but serves both
institutional and non-institutional communities. Such a journal seems
to be missing anyway. Clearly, Nettime itself, although it once had
been founded with the ambition of collaborative filtering, can't serve
this purpose.

I once contributed to a German-language Open Access journal for
feminist and gender studies, http://www.querelles-net.de, and was
impressed by the standards of its editorial process and the web-based
software written for it. So there is a technical infrastructure, and
editorial experience, that could be built upon.


(Will be away for two weeks after sending this off - my apologies if I
will react late to replies.)
blog: http://en.pleintekst.nl

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