[rfc-i] RFCs accepted journal articles

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Thu May 2 21:16:44 PDT 2013

Some of these only take series that are provable peer reviewed, e.g. Xplore. Some also require exclusive copyright transfer. 


On May 2, 2013, at 6:41 PM, "John Levine" <johnl at taugh.com> wrote:

>> There are a few things that would, to my understanding, help make RFCs
>> more broadly recognized in the academic world, adding DOIs in
>> particular.  Sounds like the Journal Citation Report could be another
>> possibility.  What other things should be pursued in the search for
>> academic validation?
> Ensure that they show up in the places people look for academic
> articles about computing:
> * ACM Digital library (has a bunch of RFCs apparently batch loaded about
>  a decade ago but never updated)
> * IEEE Xplore
> * Inspec
> * Google Scholar
> DOIs cost money due to the need to get each document indexed in the
> big DOI database, although the prices look pretty low if your
> publishing revenue is under $1M. I presume we qualify, having
> publishing revenue of $0.
> Getting RFCs into the first three databases above can probably be
> negotiated with no payment either way once you find the right people
> to talk to.  A key bit is figuring out how to get new RFCs indexed as
> they are published without a lot of added manual effort.
> Google Scholar indexes documents automatically if they are in an
> appropriate format.  The HTML versions of RFCs may already be indexed,
> or are pretty close if not.
> R's,
> John
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