How the ETAI works
The Electronic Transactions on Artificial Intelligence (ETAI)
has pioneered a new view of how scientific results may be
communicated. Traditional scientific journals are organized to
fit the paper-and-print technology; ETAI is organized to make the
best use of Internet technology. The following are the characteristic
features of ETAI
- It provides a process for open discussion about articles and
feedback to authors before an article is accepted. This
discussion is shown and preserved on the ETAI website, and
participants in the discussion are not anonymous.
- Unlike some other journals that use open reviewing, ETAI
combines open discussion about the article with
subsequent confidential refereeing of the article
where it is decided whether or not to accept the article
to the journal.
- Besides posting accepted articles and all discussions about
articles (whether they were eventually accepted or not), the
ETAI website also contains other kinds of information items
that contribute to, or result from the research process.
- All information on the ETAI website are open access: they can
be accessed by anyone free of charge, and will remain so.
The copyright of ETAI published articles remains with the author,
and authors agree contractually that their papers participate
in this open access system.
- Since there are no subscription fees, ETAI is not under obligation
to publish a certain number of pages per year. If more articles are
accepted one year, more will be published and without any publishing
delay; if fewer are acceptable then fewer will be accepted so
quality is not compromised. Variations in annual volume size are
natural in our system and are allowed to happen.
Latest update: 31.5.2006