QUOTE (djellison @ Nov 11 2005, 10:48 PM)
Good to see - it's been a fair few months since the Journal went online and I've been looking forward to the first articles!
For the keen amateur - having many papers hidden away behind expensive subscriptions is a really dissapointment, so MARS is a fantastic resource.
Aside from the free access, what is especially appreciated is the transparency of the editorial process. Note that the Edgett paper lists its specific "Editor" and its two reviewers. Most journals (e.g
, etc.) keep this hidden behind a wall of anonymity. MARS
appears, at first glance, very similar to the Public Library of Science (PLoS)
journals. Maybe MARS
could eventually become a de facto
" or "PLoS Planetary Sciences
" or something similar.