Two journals merged to create a powerfull media for open access academic publishing in construction IT.
Due to the general development of the
Internet and of Scientific Electronic Publishing in particular refereed journal
publishing is currently undergoing fundamental changes resulting in increasing
demand from the academic community for open access to journal articles. In line
with this development the editors of ITcon and IT-AEC have decided to merge the
two journals in order to create a strong Open Access journal devoted to
Information and Communication Technology in Construction research.
This merger brings together the already
strongly overlapping research communities which have worked on publishing the
two journals as editors, guest editors of special issues, reviewers and
authors. Professor Anumba has been appointed co-editor of ITcon and the
editorial boards of the two journals have been merged. The new journal builds
on the proven strength of the “Open Source” like actions of the scientific
community itself, bypassing inefficient commercial intermediaries in allowing
scientists to communicate their results directly and efficiently to other
researchers as well as practitioners.
The merger is put into effect immediately.
The new journal continues to use the name Electronic Journal of Information
Technology in Construction (ITcon) which over its ten year’s history has both
proved the viability of the Open Access publishing model for this scientific
community as well as established itself as a quality brand. ITcon is indexed in
the Directory of Open Access Journals currently listing over 1500 such journals
and articles are easy to find in full text using general Web search engines.
Regular readers are also served by email alerts about new articles call for
special issues etc.
by Bo-Christer Bjork on 2005/09/15 20:59.