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Issue: Referees & Timely publications ...


Aldo-Pier Solari <[log in to unmask]>


Academic forum on fisheries ecology and related topics <[log in to unmask]>


Thu, 5 Jun 1997 15:34:27 GMT





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For over a year ago, there was a debate in FISH-ECOLOGY about
timely publications. I understand, from a few editors, this
issue is getting worse as time passes and the conventional
publishing system seems to be useless:

- Editors cannot get referees to review papers;
- Referees return, after several months, papers without having
  reviewd the material ('sorry, didn't have time');
- Budget cuts shrink time & will of referees (generally senior
- Senior scientists cannot afford working for free;
- Senior scientists _will not_ work for free;
- Papers are delayed for years;
- Papers/contents may be obsolete when published;
- Publishers take over a year to set a what newspaper stuff do
  over a few night-hours;

- This system to publish scientific knowledge does not seem any
  longer to keep up with today's world.

These delay mechanisms imply:

- Time lost;
- Funds lost;
- Science at 'stand-by' stadium;

Perhaps, a debate with editors in this forum may lead to a
positive development.

I would suggest to editors to _correct_ this issue and implement
unconventional ways to solve this groove problem: Junior
scientists (even graduated students!) could review the majority
of _descriptive_ papers. Why dont you recruit graduated students
and new phd's ?. Or do editors _believe_ that all responsibility
of science may be thrown onto the shoulders of senior scientists

- Does any one have any unconventional suggestions here ?



Aldo-Pier Solari, Fish. Res. Gr., ULP <[log in to unmask]>
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