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Re: scientific publishing process (was Re: Cost and access)

From: Robert Stevens <robert.stevens@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:52:18 +0100
Message-ID: <5433E202.8020508@manchester.ac.uk>
To: Phillip Lord <phillip.lord@newcastle.ac.uk>, "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfpschneider@gmail.com>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org, public-lod@w3.org

What I'd suggest for conference organisers is something like the following:

1. Keep the PDF as the main thing, as it's not going anywhere soon.
3. Also allow submission in some alternative form, including semantic 
content, and have the conference run a competition for alternative 
publishing forms - including voting by delegates on what  they like and 
what they want. this could promote such alternative forms and offer a 
migration route over time.


On 07/10/2014 13:27, Phillip Lord wrote:
> "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfpschneider@gmail.com> writes:
>> So, you believe that there is an excellent set of tools for preparing,
>> reviewing, and reading scientific publishing.
>> Package them up and make them widely available.  If they are good, people will
>> use them.
>> Convince those who run conferences.  If these people are convinced, then they
>> will allow their use in conferences or maybe even require their use.
> Is that not the point of the discussion?
> Unfortuantely, we do not know why ISWC and ESWC insist on PDF.
>> I'm not convinced by what I'm seeing right now, however.
> Sure, but at least the discussion has meant that you have looked at some
> of the tools again. That's no bad thing.
> My question would be, are more convinced than you were last time you
> looked or less?
> Phil

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