There’s new peer-reviewed open access journal called Copyright, edited by Lawrence Lessig and Michael Geist. They publish articles on copyright and its effects in the Internet age. They promise rapid review (2 weeks) and quick publication and welcome also opinion pieces. While the journal accepts papers produced in traditional fashion, there’s also a chance for collaborative work. Papers can be co-written through the wiki in a true collaborative fashion. Very interesting approach!
The list of accepted topics is broad:
Copyright seeks articles on all topics related to copyright, including:
- Digital Rights Management
- Quantitative studies of the effects of legislation
- Scholarly communication and Open Access
- Peer-to-peer networks
- International copyright
- Collaborative authorship
- Blogs and other new media
- Collaborative filtering
- Copyright in developing nations
- Social implications of copyright
They write: “Copyright is structured to be a new type of journal, not just a place to publish ideas but a locus to generate them–vital in an area of academic interest largely composed of subdisciplines of other fields.” This a great attempt to create a lively research community and discussion forum.