ERIC Number: ED038995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Desirable Characteristics of a Scientific Publication System.
Kinkade, Robert G.
The six characteristics of an Experimental Publication System (EPS) evaluated are: (1) prompt dissemination, (2) focused distribution, (3) diversity of content, (4) catalog of abstracts, (5) articles printed separately and (6) low acceptance criteria. Approximately 20% of the psychologists who might be interested in the subject matter are covered by the system. The most popular characteristic was prompt dissemination; the least popular was low acceptance criteria. A focused distribution plan should take factors other than stated interests into account. Authors do not take advantage of the diversity of content characteristic. The Catalog of Abstracts is considered useful and articles printed separately are desirable but not essential to a scientific publication system. Data concerning the low acceptance criteria characteristic are inconsistent. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Experimental Publication System; National Information Systems