Re: Opinion section (was: Re: [jox] Suggested Site Structure)
- From: Mathieu ONeil <mathieu.oneil anu.edu.au>
- Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 09:59:03 +0200
[Converted from multipart/alternative]
Hi Stefan, all
I think the term "opinion" is perhaps taking us down the wrong track: maybe "debate" is better. What that means is that while traditional research papers can stand alone, the shorter more polemic papers in the debate section would always feature two or more clearly distinct / opposed views on a topic related to peer production.
That is to say, there would always have to be at least two authors involved in a submission to this format. So it would not necessarily be a response to a previously published research paper, it could be a new proposal. However if someone does want to respond to a previously published research paper then that paper could conceivably function as the first half of the debate pair. What matters to me is providing the opportunity for well-expressed disagreement on issues without necessarily having to go the normal length of a research piece.
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From: Stefan Merten <smerten oekonux.de>
Date: Monday, May 31, 2010 7:47 pm
Subject: Opinion section (was: Re: [jox] Suggested Site Structure)
To: journal oekonux.org
Hi Mathieu and all!
5 days ago Mathieu ONeil wrote:
Regarding Stefan's final point below there is no intention in
having unstructured debates in the opinion section but simply
these contributions would be 5 pages rather than 25 and most
importantly operate as responses to other well-articulated
positions or polemics rather than stand-alone papers. So really
a lot more structured than the give and take of an email list
where some contributions could be a few lines. Hope this
explains a bit better the intention here...
So let's be clear here because this is very important to me: An
opinion always is a response to a published CSPP paper. Right?
Dr Mathieu O'Neil
Adjunct Research Fellow
Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute
College of Arts and Social Science
The Australian National University