Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information


Symbol G (General (Education and Outreach)) » General (Education and Outreach)

[G-03] Geoscinece Outreach

Sun. May 22, 2016 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 101A (1F)

Convener:*Takeyuki Ueki(Faculty of Risk and Crisis Management, Chiba Institute of Science), Naoko HASEGAWA(Ochanomizu University), Satoko Oki(Faculty of Environment and information Studies), Chair:Takeyuki Ueki(Faculty of Risk and Crisis Management, Chiba Institute of Science)

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

[G03-23] Maintaining a repository-based e-Journal as a tool for becoming a COC

★Invited papers

*Koshiro Suzuki1 (1.Faculty of Humanities, University of Toyama)

Keywords:JIRCL: Journal for Interdisciplinary Research on Community Life, Center Of Community, e-Journal

While open access movement reduces entry barrier to scholarly publishing and knowledge, it also encompasses a tributary relation between the oligopoly publishing companies in English-speaking (mostly) developed countries and the others including Japan. For a better future development of Japanese scholarly, we shall consider a mega-journal at a national or transdisciplinal scale through the collaboration between DTP industry, educational institutions and public sector, for help expanding the employment opportunities and developing the career formation of younger post-doctoral researchers as engineering and peer-review related work officials.
Steven Harnad's subversive proposal was originally connected to help sharing our scientific output quickly and securing the antecedent rights, by removing barriers, unnecessary controls and regulations related to our printing, binding and shipping time and effort. We therefore should take full advantage of web-based infrastructures to subversive today's tribuary situation, for a better open-access community.
In this report, I briefly introduce the historical overview, its manners of operation, and the prospects and problems related with the administration of a repository based e-journal “JIRCL: Journal for Interdisciplinary Research on Community Life”. Although there are some challenges that needs to be solved, this repository-based e-journal achieved totally free of charge and therefore neither of APC nor academic faculty status are required for scholarly e-publishing. JIRCL offers a new direction in academic e-publishing in the context of outreach activity at a level of what a regional university can do.