PBS is seeking a new Bulb Garden editor

Nhu Nguyen xerantheum@gmail.com
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:54:43 PDT
One of the journals that I have published in is an online only journal
(although prices for printing on demand is not so bad). For this journal,
the authors get sent a set of page formatting instruction (template) and a
peer review form. The authors find their own people to review their
manuscript and the reviewers send in their comments. Authors they pay a
minimal page charge so that the money goes to funding someone to do the
final editing work. This is both cost and time effective because it puts a
lot of the work on the authors and takes the heavy burden from the
editorial committee, along with handling the process of peer reviewing. And
financial burden is minimized as a result of reduction in printing
(electronic only) and editorial commitment.

The model seems to be working quite well and the journal gets more
submission than it could handle. But as Tony and others have said, there
needs to be a committed group of people who works for free (or for a
minimal fee) to make this work. It is a worthwhile project but we need
folks to step up to the task.


On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 8:40 AM, Tony Avent <Tony@plantdelights.com> wrote:

> I'll bet people would be willing to be peer reviewers...thoughts?  I would
> expect some of the folks who worked on Herbertia would be willing to help.

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