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Re: [jox] Suggested Site Structure

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Hi Stefan, all


[front page]

critical studies in peer production

call  research  opinion   
reports   journal

I understand that this list should be the navigation bar at the 
top -

Actually, I was thinking of having this more in the middle of the page - more striking that way. 

Any content for the front page? I'd suggest the mission statement
until we have something suitable for this.

My idea was to not have any other content - I guess we could have a very short para. I just envisioned something very clean and simple. Lots of white space. Can we lose the columns to the side, if only for the front page?


[call page: all info on one page]

critical studies in peer production: call for submissions

=mission statement
==[text as in current cfp]

As noted above I'd put the mission statement to the front page.

Well, it can be in both, particularly if the front page has minimal text.

=submission guidelines
==[text as in current cfp]

For more information on our open peer review process, go 
<here[peer review]>



[research page: list leads to papers or streams sub-pages]

critical studies in peer production: research 

These long papers focus on key facets of peer production, and 
report substantial findings. They have been peer reviewed.

So this would be the core of the journal - right?

I think all dimensions of the journal are important - see below.

=wikipedia stream
==[wp001] <title>
==[wp002] <title>

=political theory stream
==[pt001] <Merten & Meretz, Germ Form Theory> [under review]
==[pt001] <title>

=governance stream

That would mean that you are introducing a topic based folder system
at this level. Can be done but technically it could be done by the
category system I mentioned a while ago.

As topics I'd use the list we have defined in the mission statement:

  the political economy of peer production; peer production and
  expertise; critical theory and peer production; peer 
production and
  exchange; peer production and social movements; peer 
production as
  an alternative to capitalism; peer production and capitalist
  cooptation; governance in peer projects; peer production 
and ethics;
  the peer production of hardware; peer production and 
feminism; peer
  production, industry and ecology.

Probably without the "peer production" phrase.

Good idea, but this is a bit too detailed as a lot of papers would very conceivably fit into more than one category. So it would need to be simplified a bit. Also we did mention having a WP stream a while back..


[opinion page: list leads to subpages for papers]

critical studies in peer production: opinion 

These shorter papers aim to stimulate debate by confronting 
ideas and perspectives.

Does an opinion section really make sense for CSPP? I thought we are
doing something close to a research journal and mere opinions 
IMHO are
not suited well for this. Also there are a couple of options where
such opinions can be posted - preferably on the `Oekonux list`_ of
course - and make far more sense.

I strongly disagree with this. It will take a long time before we develop the intellectual weight to have lots of fantastic research papers all the time. Unless all the members of the SC "do the right thing" and submit a top paper, in terms of reputation, there is not much to gain for an academic researcher in submitting to us - we are new and have not much to show. You may not like it but that is the reality of research publishing today.

So it makes sense to diversify a bit and have more political / opinionated pieces as well. As current editor, I would not want to publish anything that was poorly written or (hopefully) uninteresting.

And as a participant, I have zero interest in taking part in yet another identikit academic journal. I would like this project to be alive, and the best way to do that is have strong dialogues and exchanges between people. 

.. _Oekonux list

Not everyone in the journal subscribes to ox.


[reports page: lists lead to subgroup or submission subpages]

critical studies in peer production: reports

These pages offer accounts of peer production events and 
conferences, interviews with participants and reviews.

==[cf001] Niesyto, Critical Point Of View - Bangalore/Amsterdam.
==[cf002] Fuster Morell, Free Culture Forum - Barcelona [I 
think this is right - Mayo?]
==[cf003] Karatzogianni, VIRT3C - Hull.

Ok. But what we definitely need also is an events section where
upcoming events are posted. I tried this out for the Oekonux 
site and
it is really a great feature.

Good idea though one problem with that is if it not kept really up-to-date it can quickly look stale (if all the announcements are six month old it makes it look as if the site is dead). So with that caveat, sounds good.

==[bp001] <title>

These would be reviews of such material - right?


=free spaces
==[fs001] <title>

What is this for?

George D (and whoever else) is interested in people and places who put peer production and free living in outdoors practice - i.e. festivals, squatts, etc. I thought it would be nice to have a little corner available for reports on this kind of activity or for any hardware hacking event that crosses the radar... others may disagree.


[journal page: list leads to subpages]

critical studies in peer production: journal

These pages describe the process through which the journal is 
=peer review
== research
== other

== editor
== governance board
== scientific committee

=email list


That would be the more organizational section then. Ok.



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