Re: Stevan Harnad: CogPrints: Archive of Articles in Psychology... (Pierre Divenyi )

Subject: Re: Stevan Harnad: CogPrints: Archive of Articles in Psychology...
From:    Pierre Divenyi  <pdivenyi(at)MARVA4.NCSC.MED.VA.GOV>
Date:    Fri, 9 Apr 1999 15:11:00 -0700

How beautiful and Platonic an idea: an electronic preprint archive where everybody could post his/her new opus within minutes, to be read by tens of thousands of pairs of interested eyes! Unfortunately, as long as our own mainstream auditory journals oppose on-line dissemination of pre-publications, and enforce their opposition through automatic rejection of papers disseminated this way, and as long as our mainstream granting agencies insist on peer-reviewed publications as representing the major (if not the sole) proof of scientific productivity, Professor Harnad is putting the cart before the horses. Moreover, even a cursory visit at the web sites he suggests makes it clear that, should an unsuspecting colleague except his offer and post his/her paper on the preprint archive, he/she may shoot him/herself in both feet at once. Pierre Divenyi **************************************************************************** Pierre Divenyi Experimental Audiology Research (151) V.A. Medical Center, Martinez, CA 94553, USA Phone: (925) 370-6745 Fax: (925) 228-5738 E-mail : pdivenyi(at) ****************************************************************************

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