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<title>RE: [Rasch] Journal of applied measurement</title>
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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>Hello
Greg, <o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>I
would have thought you could ask one of the big publishers Sage, Elsevier, Tayor
and Francis, Hogrefe etc. to take the journal under their wing and set it up
within the ScienceDirect or Ingenta or Informaworld or Hogrefe electronic distribution
systems.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>Unlike
a &#8220;prospective&#8221; sales pitch (!) &#8211; you have a society already on-tap
&nbsp;a loyal set of instant subscribers, and a unique domain of interest. Last
time I heard (2005), the Journal of Mathematical Psychology had only 92
subscribers!! Yet it&#8217;s published loyally by Elsevier and fully electronic
etc.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>I&#8217;m
certain subscriptions would near double if the journal was hosted by a mainline
publisher.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>Alternatively,
perhaps speak with your ISP. Like mine, I&#8217;m sure they might host/operate a
secure credit card authorization cart/checkout system &#8211; which you could
set up in order that all articles from all issues could be downloaded at least
as &#8220;chargeable&#8221; items. OK &#8211; big job to create the pdfs and
create a rudimentary interface (nothing fancy &#8211; a page per issue perhaps)
.. but that would provide electronic access to the papers. <o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>You
could operate a two-tier charge &#8211; free to members, $30 or so to others
(as do the large publishers). I know, some database work etc. but a good IT
student (for a few $) should be able to set things up (for member access etc.)<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>Just
a few thoughts!<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>Regards
.. Paul<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>P.S.
I know _ I should be subscribing myself. When I return to the US in June, I
promise I&#8217;ll subscribe again &#8211; but I&#8217;m afraid I lost interest
in all things &#8220;latent&#8221;, IRT, and Rasch post-Michell and Maraun.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>From:</span></b><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'> rasch-bounces@acer.edu.au
[mailto:rasch-bounces@acer.edu.au] <b>On Behalf Of </b>Stone, Gregory<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Friday, January 30, 2009 4:14 AM<br>
<b>To:</b> Deidra Young; Andrej Kastrin; rasch@acer.edu.au<br>
<b>Subject:</b> RE: [Rasch] Journal of applied measurement<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Commenting on
this string, here are a few thoughts.<br>
<br>
Publishing a journal is a terribly expensive endeavor.&nbsp; Subscriptions are
available and JAM would welcome those requests.<br>
<br>
One of the issues facing all journals and confounding efforts to ensure access
through libraries, etc. is the unfair and generally silly ratings of
journals.&nbsp; These ratings are based almost exclusively on number of
subscriptions.&nbsp; Lots of subscriptions = a great journal, according to this
rating system.&nbsp; Many university libraries unfortunately work from this
listing during their approval process, and decline to subscribe for this
reason.&nbsp; Without library (or personal) subscriptions, it is difficult to
disseminate the journal.&nbsp; Most university system libraries have mechanisms
for requesting subscriptions.&nbsp; I suggest that faculty make such
requests.&nbsp; This would allow easy access to all faculty and students.<br>
<br>
Additionally, those search engines with full PDF journal articles that
many/most universities offer are not free.&nbsp; In fact, they are quite
expensive.&nbsp; Libraries in Ohio, for instance, pay hefty subscription fees
to &quot;Ohio Link&quot; (our version of this system).&nbsp; Ohio Link serves
as a clearinghouse.&nbsp; They, in turn, pay the journal for this right.&nbsp;
Journals cannot continue to operate without funding, and no journal I am aware
of provides a completely free service.&nbsp; Springer, LEA, Sage, etc. all
charge fees either directly to the user for single articles or via a site
license through clearinghouse systems.&nbsp; I cannot speak to whether
inclusion of JAM would be considered for inclusion by the clearinghouses or
not.&nbsp; Again, they often work through the ranking system.<br>
<br>
I agree that access is very important, for many reasons.&nbsp; I'm certain
suggestions would be welcomed.<br>
<br>
Gregory E. Stone, Ph.D., M.A.<br>
<br>
Associate Professor of Research and Measurement<br>
Judith Herb College of Education&nbsp;&nbsp; University of Toledo, MS #921<br>
Toledo, OH 43606&nbsp;&nbsp; 419-530-7224<br>
<br>
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-----Original Message-----<br>
From: rasch-bounces@acer.edu.au on behalf of Deidra Young<br>
Sent: Thu 1/29/2009 12:45 AM<br>
To: Andrej Kastrin; rasch@acer.edu.au<br>
Subject: RE: [Rasch] Journal of applied measurement<br>
<br>
Just to reflect on this request.&nbsp; The Journal of Applied Measurement is a
useful journal which is almost totally inaccessible electronically.&nbsp; If
anyone else has had a problem with accessing this journal, perhaps they could
voice their concern at this forum.&nbsp; If we could download articles in pdf
format, the articles would be more readily available, especially to those in
developing countries.&nbsp; Here in Australia I could not access this journal
via the university library or via any of the usual subscriptions.&nbsp; I had
to plead with Everett to send me photocopies of the articles I was after.&nbsp;
This journal has the potential to have great influence, but if no-one can read
the articles easily, then it seems to me to have a limited readership.<br>
<br>
I am interested in the promotion and distribution of Rasch articles but have
decided to publish in the medical journals which are easy to access around the
world.&nbsp; Perhaps others may have a comment to make about access to this
journal?&nbsp; We can't subscribe to all journals and university access is a
much better way to search for articles and download them (for research and
teaching purposes).<br>
<br>
Kind regards,<br>
<br>
Deidra<br>
<br>
<br>
<br>
Deidra Young, PhD<br>
Senior Research Officer<br>
School of Psychology<br>
Curtin University of Technology<br>
GPO Box U1987<br>
Perth WA 6845<br>
Australia<br>
Tel: +61 8 9266 3015<br>
Fax: +61 8 9266 2464<br>
Mobile: 0401 107 164<br>
Email: D.Young@curtin.edu.au<br>
<br>
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________________________________<br>
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From: rasch-bounces@acer.edu.au on behalf of Andrej Kastrin<br>
Sent: Thu 29/01/2009 16:55<br>
To: rasch@acer.edu.au<br>
Subject: [Rasch] Journal of applied measurement<br>
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Dear all,<br>
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I know it's not the right place to ask such an inappropriate and<br>
impolite question, but nevertheless, I may try.<br>
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I'm looking for an article &quot;Establishing mathematical laws of genomic<br>
variation&quot; published in the Journal of applied measurement 2004;5(1):1-14.<br>
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Could somebody help me...<br>
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Best regards, Andrej<br>
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