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Anonymous Digital Signatures - an Oxymoron?
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- Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 21:06:48 EDT
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Many of you will be interested in the July issue of Learned Publishing. Learned Publishing - Issue 3 - 2011 >From the Editor No, it's not. But surely it's a key function of a signature of any type, that it can be reliably associated with its owner? Yes, and no. One clue - you'll find it explained in one of three pieces we have, each from an eminent academic editor, describing various types of peer review, and their supposed advantages. Peer review is very topical in the UK at present, and we are happy to be on that bandwagon. As well as the three pieces above, we have a book review on the topic, and an incidental paper recommending some changes. Of course, the editor has to get in on the act, and offers his opinions on what it's all about - editorials are always free to access - a kind of desperation OA in this case (i.e. saying 'please, somebody read it'). What else? Lots. A nice research article summarising whether and how researchers use social media. We even have an article from Google itself (well, from someone who works at Google) about their book digitisation project. It's also Open Access. Coincidentally, three other articles in this issue mention Google's project in passing, and refer to it as a 'threat' - not the way Google describes it, of course. One of the doyens of scholarly publishing, Bob Campbell, of Wiley, together with Alice Meadows, offer their reflections of the history, present and possible future of journal publishing - that must be worth reading. And then there's a pioneer treating us to an insider's view of 10 years' history of e-books. Another luminary, but from the library world, MacKenzie Smith, talks about another topical issue - data and its management. Lastly, and definitely not least, we have one of the most eloquently written articles that I have seen in Learned Publishing - and one that unusually if not uniquely, has part of its title in French - 'Ceci n'est-ce pas un hamburger' - now what can that be about? It's open access, so anyone can find out. But three clues: Magritte; if you can bear to think of it, how would you go about re-assembling a cow from a hamburger? are you interested in the flexibility of pdfs? Alan Singleton Editor, Learned Publishing firstname.lastname@example.org All articles are free to all ALPSP and SSP members and to journal subscribers; in addition, editorials, reviews and letters to the Editors, as well as any articles where the author has taken up the "ALPSP Author Choice" OA option, are now free to all. If you would like to receive an email alert or RSS feed every time a new issue goes online, all you have to do is sign up at http://alpsp.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/alpsp/lp To obtain free access to the journal, ALPSP members should access it via the ALPSP website. If you do not have a username and password, please email email@example.com. Diane Scott-Lichter North American Editor, Learned Publishing firstname.lastname@example.org
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