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Scientific Journals

First Monday


Description: First Monday is one of the first openly accessible, peer-reviewed journals on the Internet, solely devoted to the Internet. Since its start in May 1996, First Monday has published 1,025 papers in 162 issues; these papers were written by 1,305 different authors. In addition, eight special issues have appeared. The most recent special issue was entitled A Web site with a view -- The Third World on First Monday and it was edited by Eduardo Villanueva Mansilla. First Monday is indexed in Communication Abstracts, Computer & Communications Security Abstracts, DoIS, eGranary Digital Library, INSPEC, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, LISA, PAIS, and other services.

Peer Review Process: First Monday publishes original research papers about the Internet and related technologies. Papers submitted to First Monday are examined by at least three reviewers for originality and timeliness in the context of related research. Reviews generally are completed in 30-60 days with publication in the next available monthly issue.


Description: e-Volunteerism is a quarterly online publication, combining the best of a printed professional journal with the full potential of Internet technology. Every item in the publication is interactive, inviting you to contribute comments and additional materials. At the end of each quarter, that issue is made permanent and archived -- its major articles and features continuing to be accessible and interactive.


Description: This site provides research articles and links about the information society, including research about online and ICT volunteering. The aim of the site is for the author to share the knowledge he has gathered the last number of years and the thoughts that might have arisen.

History: Created by Ismael Peña-López, this site started as a personal blog and later grew into what the author calls a "personal research portal". Ismael Peña-López is a PhD in the Information and Knowledge Society and lecturer at the Open University of Catalonia, School of Law and Political Science.

Public Knowledge Project


Description: The Public Knowledge Project is a research and development initiative directed toward improving the scholarly and public quality of academic research through the development of innovative online publishing and knowledge-sharing environments. Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research.

OJS Features: OJS assists with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing. Through its management systems, its finely grained indexing of research, and the context it provides for research, OJS seeks to improve both the scholarly and public quality of refereed research.OJS is open source software made freely available to journals worldwide for the purpose of making open access publishing a viable option for more journals, as open access can increase a journal's readership as well as its contribution to the public good on a global scale.

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