JIIA The Bridge
JIIA The Bridge
As As the previous versions, this new 04 version of the 'Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology' is configured as an added value presentation portal for the linked ‘JIIA Eprints Repository’ (Open Access Repository OAI-PMH compliant).
However, to keep up with the times it has now also become a 'BRIDGE' between free access to scientific research, mediated by the OAI-PMH protocol, and the more traditional way of spreading knowledge through the irreplaceable channels of prestigious printed publications.
We firmly believe that through the ‘JIIA Eprints Repository’ it is necessary to promote free knowledge, which spreads faster, and based on which new knowledge can develop just as rapidly, which is now a normal and consolidated procedure in the last few decades in the highest level scientific fields.
The arXiv.org and PLOS Public Library of Science are the most authoritative proof of this.
ArXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology and statistics. The contents of arXiv conform to Cornell University academic standards. arXiv is owned, operated and funded by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. arXiv is also partially funded by the National Science Foundation.
PLoS is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.
This new portal is now also a vehicle for promoting printed books, a permanent research tool. Prestigious international publishers and distributors have joined this knowledge promotion initiative, as well as promoting extremely authoritative and eminent scholars. These works will be used for presentations and subject to reviews for the sole purpose of communicating knowledge of their contents, or even the awareness that they exist. However, our wish to be among the most important promoters of any initiative that contemplates the diffusion of an enormous critical mass of data regarding archaeological research remains unchanged. Unfortunately, it won’t spread to certain countries because it will only be available in a few languages that are not widespread. However, they are languages that are living proof of certain civilizations, at the very heart of peoples with thousands of years of history, which we unconditionally praise.
Our dream objective, the ‘JIIADREAM’, which is a destination our humble journey as travelling pilgrims aims to reach, is a long way off. It is a dream which could become a reality, through research which can be thoroughly exploited when it is diffused and communicated. This can also be carried out through alternative channels, and at the same time as the publishing of editions in their original national languages from more widespread languages, which is synonymous with a wider spreading of knowledge!
Photo:Pont Valentré, Cahors (1859-1910), Photographe:Trutat, Eugène. Bibliothèque de Toulouse. Domaine public