Re: jobs and the review process

Michael John Evans (g8726246@MCMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA)
Sat, 11 Jun 1994 09:47:22 -0400

On Fri, 10 Jun 1994, Bonnie Blackwell, (519)253-4232x2502 wrote:

> so le5ts rebel and supoort only those journals produced by a society.
> author also retains some rights over the copy right. lets try to regain
> control of the publishing and vest in the universities where at least the
> money will to maintaining some aspect of the unviersity (and hopefully
> not the president's sailboat), rather than the shareholders of pergammon
> and academic (etc.)

I agree in principle, BUT: when it comes to promotion, or to
getting hired, ONE article in a pretigious journal (Like Am Ethnol) is
worth more than one is a good, but lesser known Journal (Like J of the
Polynesian Society). So until the promotions/hiring practices change to
recognise the quality of the article, rather than where it is published,
(which requires that the hiring committees actually read the articles =
more review-type reading), Bonnie's suggestion is not likely to be a
viable option.
Heather Y-L