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Journal of Visualized Experiments signed a deal with Wiley-Blackwell to provide videos for Current Protocols:
Wiley-Blackwell and JoVE Unveil Groundbreaking Online Video Publications
Online methods videos go mainstream
Visual journal partners with Wiley
My first thought was the same as Attila’s: how will JoVE (free) work with Wiley-Blackwell (toll access)?
(I feel a particular venom towards W-B, because my institution does not take any of their subscriptions so every time I turn up a reference to one of their journals, I cannot read it without paying USD30 or so and am reminded how much I hate the current publishing model. Moshe apparently also has a deal with Annu Rev, and they piss me off for the same reason.)
In an update, Attila reports that Moshe says the protocols will be co-published, that is, freely available on JoVE. That is good news, and I look forward to seeing how it will be achieved technically — will there be direct links? How much of the protocol will be in the video — that is, what need will remain for the costly print version?
As I comment in my blog I think this is a great opportunity for the expansion and enriching of content available in publications in the new digital publishing age. I don’t think JoVE is propossing they are peer-reviewed, but I pose the question – should video publications be peer reviewed?
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