New Kind of Online Journal Opens Planning Web Site

It is fitting that the creators of a new kind of online journal — meant to feature bloglike mini-articles and try an open system of peer review — would do much of the planning for their endeavor on a public Web site. For those eager to read about, and participate in discussion of, the planning of MediaCommons, as the new e-journal is called, its planning Web site went live today. The electronic publication will focus on media studies, and its founders hope it will help spark a revolution in scholarly publishing, as described in a recent Chronicle feature (titled Book 2.0: Scholars turn monographs into digital conversations (

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The Wired Campus, 11/2/2006