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Introduction and some Ideas as well as Visions on an Open Access European Psychology Publication Platform

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Author(s): GÜNTER KRAMPEN

Journal: Psychology Science Quarterly
ISSN 1866-6140

Volume: 51;
Issue: Supplement 1;
Start page: 3;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: scientific communication | psychology | Europe | bibliometrics | information dissemination | databases | open access | online publishing

ABSTRACT
After a short description of the organization, tasks, and activities of the Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID – Leibniz-Institute/Germany) possibilities of enhancing European cooperation on psychology publication issues are stressed upon. Arguments for its necessity refer to some turning points of history in the languages of science and to some problems of Anglo-American dominance in psychology publications, which are illustrated by bibliometric results on authors’ affiliations and publication languages represented in the PsycINFO database. The vision of a European Psychology Publication Platform (EPPP) is developed including some considerations about its objectives and scope, principles, submission procedure and guidelines as well as review process and evaluation.
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