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Methods | Statistics | Clinical | Educational | Industrial | Professional items | World psychology |
The current journal culture in psychology
- Time to print
- To consumer of paper journals
- To Publisher administrating the process
The modern alternative
Problems of modern access
?need for peer review
Issues to be addressed
- Peer review (public or anon refs)
- Exact details of administrative procedures
- Editorial board
- speed of the online manuscript submission system
- ease of use of the online manuscript submission system
- helpfulness/clarity of instructions for authors
- helpfulness of editorial staff
- Journal scope
- Open access policies
- Speed of peer review and publication
- Journal scope:
We need to develope a wide range of titles so all psychology articles could find a home We need to publish a variety of article types: including methodology/technical advance and debate.
Open access policy:
- High visibility for research: On Biomed downloads average 2000+ in the first 12 months of publication. Over 40,000 downloads for the most popular research
- Accessibility and Archiving: Research is freely available to anyone with an internet connection. No subscription or registration required. Full text is archived quickly say on PubMed
- Copyright retention: Authors keep the copyright of their article. They are free to print out copies of articles, email it to colleagues, and/or post it on the web. and their colleagues can use and disseminate the work, without restriction, for educational and scientific purposes.
- Speed of publication: Fast publication is key to researchers. Electronic submission and peer-review will makes publishing research simpler and more efficient
- Timely peer review: we should aim for 4-6 weeks, process with
- Immediate publication on acceptance