[rfc-i] [irtf-discuss] RFCs accepted journal articles

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Fri May 3 09:45:04 PDT 2013


On 5/3/2013 9:40 AM, Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
> Peer review is just another name for community feedback.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_review

A key component is the significant potential for rejection.

> Yes I know they dress it up as something different but seriously, I 
> don't think I am the only person who has done peer review for academic 
> journals here. the only reason I have stopped doing peer review for 
> journals is that my policy is that if someone else is going to profit 
> from my work product then they have to pay me for it.

And yet you participate in the IETF?

> We all know where the literature is going. The UK has already 
> established the principle that all work that is supported by public 
> funds has to be available to the public without cost. That model is 
> going to win. The UK is more than big enough to establish critical 
> mass even if the for-profit publishers manage to stave off that type 
> of policy being imposed in the US by lobbying (i.e. bribing) congress.

I completely agree that the UK is big enough to drive global issues. 
That's why the US drives on the left.

Joe



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