ERIC Number: ED447740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Electronic Journals, Scholarship, and Tenure: Paving the Way for New Policies in Higher Education.
Lamphere, Patricia; Reinke, Kathryn; Papanek, Melissa
This study investigated the beliefs of mathematics educators regarding issues of scholarship and tenure associated with material published in electronic journals on the Internet. Based on 58 responses received through an e-mail survey, the study showed that respondents felt: comparable print and e-journals should garner the same prestige and respect; serving as an editor of an e-journal should be as respectable as carrying out the same responsibilities for a print journal; articles in e-journal format based on a blind peer-review process should be accepted for merit, promotion, and tenure review; and that review committees should consider e-journal articles equal to print journal articles in regard to questions of merit, promotion, and tenure. There is also agreement that e-journal publications that do not appear in print format should be judged on their own merit. There is support for research published in e-journals as meeting the criteria of scholarship. (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (San Antonio, TX, January 21-23, 1999).