Antipodean online scholarly publishing
Two boosts for web-based scholarly publishing in biblical studies this week, both from across the ditch.Australian Biblical Review
is an established Journal, whose website has a new clean but sophisticated look, and new functionality. Book reviews are online, while articles are listed, and back issues indexed. Despite a number of distinguished names on the author list, and a good peer review policy, ABR
has never seemed quite able to move from the local to the international stage. The Bible and Critical Theory
is a new kid on the block with big dreams, so is an e-journal. Yet the site is institutional and the web design has a quaintly mid 90s feel. However, from the start everything is available online as html or as pdf. There is an email Table of contents alerting service
, though neither journal has an RSS feed.
In view of my musings on Google Scholar as paradigm shift
I can't help noticing that neither journal is listed with Google Scholar
yet and wondering if the pay-per-article full-text-online approach of the new journal will get it's articles cited more, and so raise its profile faster...