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Exploring overlay journals: the RIOJA project

Polydoratou, P.; Moyle, M.; (2007) Exploring overlay journals: the RIOJA project. Presented at: CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI5), Geneva, Switzerland. Green open access

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Abstract

Researchers in cosmology and astrophysics depend on the arXiv repository for the registration and dissemination of their work, as well as for current awareness, yet they continue to submit papers to journals for review. Could rapid quality certification be overlaid directly onto the arXiv repository? This presentation introduces the RIOJA (Repository Interface to Overlaid Journal Archives) project, on which a group of cosmology researchers from the UK is working with UCL Library Services and Cornell University. The project is creating a tool to support the overlay of journals onto repositories, and will demonstrate a cosmology journal overlaid on top of arXiv. RIOJA will also work with the cosmology community to explore the social and economic aspects of journal overlay in this discipline: what other value, besides the quality stamp, does journal publication typically add? What are the costs of the ideal overlay journal for this community, and how could those costs be recovered? Would researchers really be willing to submit work to a new journal overlaid on the arXiv repository?

Type:Conference item (Presentation)
Title:Exploring overlay journals: the RIOJA project
Event:CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI5)
Location:Geneva, Switzerland
Dates:18-20 April 2007
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version:http://cern.ch/oai5
Language:English
Keywords:overlay journals, LIFE project, RIOJA project, arXiv, peer review
UCL classification:UCL > Professional Services > Library Services

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