[OSGeo-Discuss] PAPERS OF FOSS4G 2009

Simon Cropper scropper at botanicusaustralia.com.au
Mon Sep 20 16:52:23 PDT 2010

On Tuesday 21 September 2010 12:52:55 am Massimiliano Cannata wrote:
> Dear OSGeo community,
> I'm writing this mail to aknowledge the OSGeo community about a very
> negative situation that happened.
> As you may know, in Sydney, the selection process for the Accademic
> Track session was based on the paper review by a scientific committee.
> The web site, promoted that the selected papers were going to be
> published by a reputed journal. For this reason several persons (at
> least myself) submitted their works and could afford the costs of the
> conference (my director approved the cost saying, "well if you will have
> a publication is ok..").
> After more then one year, Thierry Badard, the person that take in charge
> the task to find the editor for the papers do not produced anything. He
> only send two mails in one year writing that He will come out with news
> very soon!! (still waiting).
> I think that this is not positive for the FOSS4G conference and the
> accademic community that work with OSGeo project.
> But, apart of this acknowledge, with this e-mail I formally ask that my
> paper is retired from any future pubblication, so that I can try on
> myself to submit this paper to another journal.
> I just would like to remind that writing paper is time expensive and
> that young scientists needs publication and counted on these too, and
> that if someone is not able to perform a task should simply not take in
> charge the responsibility.
> Regards,
> Massimiliano


I agree. Papers submitted to journals should be published in a timely manner.

Publishers should be forthright with authors and provide clear publication 
time lines PRIOR to accepting articles.

Cheers Simon

	Simon Cropper
	Botanicus Australia Pty Ltd
	PO Box 160 Sunshine 3020
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