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[jox] greetings and special issue content possibilities...

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Greetings Mathieu and all, and congratulations on this project.

being very new to this, please forgive me if I have posted this out
of place or repeats earlier conversation...  

This might be a little pre-mature, but regarding the earlier not about
thoughts re special issues:
i. I'm sure you are aware of the list and conference 'The Internet as Playground and Factory' that Trebor Scholz has been behind, as some of 
the people on this list attended. Links with this project might be worth
making, especially re developing special issues?  
ii. Geert Lovink, Johanna Nieysto, and others, including Indian counter-parts are developing a 
critical wikipedia project, with conferences in India in January then latter
in Amsterdam, something to think about re special issue on wikipedia.
Also, this project offers possibilities for finding advisors might be found - especially beyond 'West'. 
iii. anglia Ruskin's centre for digital culture is having a network poplitics cconference/meeting that might be worth making links with...  other meetings/conferences are planned, i
think Tornoto in October next year...

with regards to ii and iii i can at least suggest this journal to them,
if this is thought appropriate...

best wishes
[asides: i've officially finished at the University of Queensland, for now, but
this e-mail will remain, but i'm not sure about my website].

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-journal on behalf of Mathieu O'Neil
Sent: Sat 21/11/2009 10:37
To: journal
Subject: Re: CVs or scientific committee (was: Re: [jox] Pot-pourri)
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Hi StefanMn, StefanMz, all

In principle I have no problem with having sections for people. I checked on a couple of other journals and saw that some don't do it:


Fast Capitalism:

But others do, in the form of pop-up boxes (no photos though): 
In all the ones I looked at there was a link to an outside page.

First Monday
Here some pop-up windows are empty. This one is interesting because it has some non-academics on it (with no outside link). They mainly seem to be entrepreneurs or consultant I guess they can claim an expertise in business. There is a social movement activist who could claim expertise in grassroots organising I suppose. It's not something that I find terribly convincing in terms of their ability to evaluate texts though.

At this point all the people on the scientific commitee are academics and their capacity to evaluate submissions in their respective fields is in principle verified by their academic homepage which lists their research interests and or / publications. I have not checked but I'd be quite surprised if any of the current members did not have a homepage or website.

Our journal is not a traditional academic journal, it has an activist component which is clearly reflected in the make-up of the Governance Board. If we wanted to have non-academics on the Scientific Committee as well, why not, but I think they should be able to provide a link to an online archive which would show that they have indeed written some texts on the subject to which they are claiming an expertise in.

In my view, a situation in which anyone - academic or not - could not provide an outside link would be problematic.


----- Original Message -----
From: Stefan Merten <smerten>
Date: Friday, November 20, 2009 8:44 pm
Subject: CVs or scientific committee (was: Re: [jox] Pot-pourri)
To: journal
Cc: Stefan Merten <smerten>

Hi StefanMz, Mathieu, all!

Yesterday Stefan Meretz wrote:
On 2009-11-17 23:33, Mathieu O'Neil wrote:
=Stefan Merten=

As an idea for further improvement: At the moment thanks to Mathieu
the members of the Scientific Committee are listed on the `current
 web page`_ just with name and affiliation. Later I'd 
find it useful
 if for each member there is an own page or one page 
listing all
 members with a bit more detail. In particular I - but 
probably>>  others as well - am interested in the 
background of people. At the
 very least I think this serves the new members as well 
as the
 founders of this project.


At this stage I would suggest simply putting a link to the 
academic /
 professional homepage of the various people, rather 
than collating
 and setting up a lot of pages on the journal site; what 
do others

Since not all people do have a "homepage",

That's my point also. Please keep in mind that not everyone here 
is a
scientist with an official scientific affiliation.

we could offer to give some 
personal informations on a jox-page, but a link to an external 
page is 
fine too. As a compromise each member could have a page with, 
at least, 
name, affiliation, foto, and a link to an external page or 
some additional 
personal information as they wish.

I hope over the weekend I'll be able to set up the website as outlined
on [pox] recently. Then I'd think that is is useful if every 
member of
the scientific committee gets an own account there. This creates the
option of a personal homepage where everybody can put to what s/he
likes. Unless someone objects I'll create accounts then.

This would also open up an easy solution for pages where less public
things can be discussed. This stuff can be configured to be visible
only by a certain user group - for instance the scientific committee.



Dr Mathieu O'Neil
Adjunct Research Fellow
Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute
College of Arts and Social Science
The Australian National University

E-mail: mathieu.oneil
Tel.: (61 02) 61 25 38 00
Mail: Coombs Building, 9
Canberra, ACT 0200 - AUSTRALIA

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