LDCRC 2020-21 Roadmap: Revamping the Thinklusive Journal

Introduction

For our Ledgerback Digital Commons Research Cooperative (LDCRC) Roadmap for 2020 - 21, we have decided to discuss our specific end-goals in individual posts, centered on the development of certain projects and research objectives, throughout Summer 2020.

In this post, we will discuss our plans for revamping the Thinklusive Journal and our goals for it.

About

The Thinklusive Journal is the LDCRC’s open access journal on the PubPub platform for original research, review articles, commentaries, perspectives, working papers, progress reports on research projects, and op-eds in all areas related to social enterprises, cooperatives, nonprofits, public goods, decentralized technologies, online collectives, the commons, platform economy, open practices, and their intersection with mathematics, computer science, public policy, sociology, political economy, organizational science, organizational technology, engineering, game theory, law and economics.

Thinklusive is also a hosted journal for the Platform Cooperative and Solidarity Project working groups.

For revamping the Thinklusive Journal, we will be updating our policies and practices in a similar vein to the Radical Open Access Collective and the Journal of Peer Production.

For example, we will be updating our:

  • peer review policy,

  • submissions process,

  • mission statement, and

  • copyright policy.

We will also be updating the design and logo of the Thinklusive Journal on PubPub.

Lastly, we plan to release an open call for our first issue for the Thinklusive Journal in 2021. The topic for the issue is to be determined (TBD). Once we have the topic determined, we plan to release an open call for the issue and invite submissions.

Our goals for revamping the Thinklusive Journal on PubPub are to:

  • generate and spread ideas, knowledge and research about topics relevant to the network society;

  • provide a hub for knowledge dissemination and discussion about platform cooperativism and distributed governance;

  • strengthen connections between academic and non-academic research in platform cooperativism and distributed governance;

  • strengthen connections between the open access movement and platform cooperativism and distributed governance;

  • encourage people whose research interests and work involves platform cooperativism or distributed governance to submit their writings and thoughts to the journal’s audience;

  • develop an open access journal in the ilk of Radical Open Access Collective and the Journal of Peer Production;

  • have the journal indexed under open access publishing and journal directories; and

  • raise awareness of the work being conducted in the DCRC.

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