Recently, internationally renowned Regents Professor Gene V. Glass of Arizona State University was interviewed by Daniel H. Robinson (2004) for an American Educational Research Association (AERA) series on leading behavioral scientists in education. He was asked whether academics should join together to publish their own cyber (online) journals that are open to the public. He stated:
GVG: Absolutely. Groups or individual scholars should create online research journals. No organizational imprimatur is needed. The valuable ones will survive by dint of the quality of their editorial boards and the articles they publish. And should the journals be free? Absolutely. University professors like myself are paid well to pursue a research agenda and serve the public that supports them. Returning to them, the public, the fruits of that research are the least we can do. Nothing more than our time is needed to publish research in the age of cheap, worldwide telecommunications.
Dr. Glass’s comments reflect the beliefs of our editorial board. Our goal here is twofold: 1) to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to present high quality, cutting-edge, recommendation oriented articles; and 2) to ensure that access to these scholarly works are available free of charge*.
Robinson, D. H. (2004). An interview with Gene V. Glass. Educational Researcher, 33, 26-30.
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