Background on the Project
CJTCS was announced in fall of 1994 and began publication in June of 1995. Material is forwarded to us from the journal editor once the review process and revisions have been completed. Four articles were published from June through December of 1995, and six articles were published in 1996. The Web site is hosted at the University of Chicago, with entry from the MIT Press Web site. The production process includes the following steps:
1. manuscript is copyedited
2. copyedited manuscript is returned to author
3. author's response goes back to copyeditor
4. final copyedited article goes to "typesetter"
5. typesetter enters edits/tagging/formatting
6. article is proofread
7. author sees formatted version
8. typesetter makes final corrections
9. article is published (i.e., posted on the site)
Tagging and "typesetting" has been done by Michael J. O'Donnell, managing editor of CJTCS, who is a professor at University of Chicago.
The subscription price is $30 per year for individuals and $125 per year for institutions. When an article is published, subscribers receive an e-mail message announcing its publication. Included is the title, the author, the abstract, the location of the file, and the articles published to date in the volume. Articles are numbered sequentially in the volume (e.g., 1996-1, 1996-2). Individuals and institutions are allowed to use the content liberally, with permission to do the following:
• read articles directly from the official journal servers or from any other server that grants them access
• copy articles to their own file space for temporary use
• form a permanent archive of articles, which they may keep even after their subscription lapses
• display articles in the ways they find most convenient (on computer, printed on paper, converted to spoken form, etc.)
• apply agreeable typographical styles from any source to lay out and display articles
• apply any information retrieval, information processing, and browsing software from any source to aid their study of articles
• convert articles to other formats from the LaTeX and PostScript forms on the official servers
• share copies of articles with other subscribers
• share copies of articles with nonsubscribing collaborators as a direct part of their collaborative study or research
Library subscribers may also
• print individual articles and other items for inclusion in their periodical collection or for placing on reserve at the request of a faculty member
• place articles on their campus network for access by local users, or post article listings and notices on the network
• share print or electronic copy of articles with other libraries under standard interlibrary loan procedures
In February 1996, Michael O'Donnell installed a HyperNews feature to accompany each article, which allows readers to give feedback on articles. Forward pointers, which were planned to update the articles with appropriate citations to other material published later, have not yet been instituted.
Archiving arrangements were made with (1) the MIT Libraries, which is creating archival microfiche and archiving the PostScript form of the files; (2) MIT Information Systems, which is storing the LaTeX source on magnetic tape and refreshing it periodically; and (3) the Virginia Polytechnic Institute Scholarly Communications Project, which is mirroring the site (http://scholar.lib.vt.edu ).