[euralex] Lexikos is now a Gold Open Access journal

Dear EURALEX members and friends of EURALEX,


Half a year ago, we were looking at whether we should try moving our field
into Green or even Gold Open Access. Today I am happy to inform you that the
Board of AFRILEX (i.e. the African Association for Lexicography), in
conjunction with the Bureau of the WAT, decided to let our journal Lexikos
walk the golden route.


Starting with Volume 21 (2011), Lexikos became an open access journal,
freely available to all online readers. Back issues are being added as they
are digitized and indexed. Please visit:




Officially the mouthpiece of AFRILEX, Lexikos also welcomes contributions
from non-members. Lexikos is indexed by the Thomson Reuters Web of Science
Citation Index. Its Impact Factor for 2010 was 0.607. (The one of IJL for
2010 was of the same order: 0.567.) Prospective authors are invited to
submit their manuscripts to this year's editor of Lexikos, Prof. D.J.
Prinsloo, at danie.prinsloo@xxxxxxxxx


Kind regards,

Gilles-Maurice de Schryver

President: AFRILEX




From: euralex-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:euralex-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Gilles-Maurice de Schryver
Sent: donderdag 30 juni 2011 7:35
To: euralex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [euralex] Re: sharing lexicographic research results


Thx, Robert, for starting this interesting as well as intriguing thread!


Green, Gold, or just plain Dinosaur, what shall/should it be? While we're
all busy picking a colour, what about disseminating what is already out
there? With that in mind, I've quickly added a section at
http://www.pangaealex.org/, under Publications, with references to various
freely available lists of papers in lexicography. It's opportunistic for
now, as I've mostly only included those who contributed to this thread, but
I'll be happy to add anyone's list. Just let me know (off-list!).


Gilles-Maurice de Schryver

Current President of AFRILEX and happy to mix colours




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From: euralex-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:euralex-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Piotr Banski
Sent: vrijdag 24 juni 2011 0:14
To: euralex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [euralex] Re: sharing lexicographic research results


I can't but admire the juxtaposition of { being green = using paper }

and { being environmental = not using paper }, but, petty nitpicking

aside, the focus of Open Access is not on whether research results are

readable on screen or on paper but on how *accessible* they are to other

researchers -- if played right, this is a win-win game. It's good to see

that the ACL has been successful in it: it has both increased the pace

of the world's CL research, and secured its own place in the field. Wise





  Piotr Bański


On 06/23/2011 01:03 PM, WILLIAMS Geoffrey wrote:

> Quick off the cuff reply.


> I have never admired the policies of ACL and do not see them necessarily

> as a role model. EURALEX aims to be inclusive, and our relationships

> with OUP who manages the journal is a highly valued one.


> I have been working on various projects of late and have piles of IJL

> which I read when not connected. This is actually very green as I don't

> waste electricity but read paper that I shall hand on to my grandchildren.


> The problem with digital is that either I don't bother to read it, I

> read it selectively and miss the wealth that IJL offers, or I print at

> great anti-environmental cost.


> Some dictionaries will go digital, hopefully, others will not as they

> are of great cultural value. Techie can all to easily became tacky. Same

> goes for IJL.


> Long live paper!


> Geoffrey

> Current President of EURALEX and a proud to be a dinosaur


> Le 23/06/2011 12:49, Adam Kilgarriff a écrit :

>> Robert and everyone,


>> Computational Linguistics (the journal) recently took the 'gold road'

>> and now no longer gets printed or has a commercial publisher, yet

>> retains its status as the top journal in the field.  You just download

>> (free) any papers you want to read: in fact the ACL Anthology has

>> /ALL/ the papers from all main conferences and workshops as well as

>> the journal (for the last 25 years or so) accessible in a

>> well-organised, free and open online database.  I'd be in favour of

>> this option.  


>> Something similar already is already in train for recent EURALEX

>> proceedings.


>> I think it's about time IJL (Int Jnl Lexicography) took this route

>> too: perhaps we can debate in Oslo?


>> Adam Kilgarriff


>> 2011/6/23 Robert Lew <rlew@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:rlew@xxxxxxxxxx>>


>>     Dear EURALEX Subscribers,


>>     The recent placing of the Euralex proceedings online is a good

>>     opportunity to take a moment to

>>     reflect more generally on how members of the lexicographic

>>     community can efficiently share the

>>     results of their research.


>>     While we are all familiar and carefully follow the core

>>     lexicographic journals and collections, it is

>>     also true that a significant proportion of lexicographically

>>     relevant publications appear in

>>     journals and collections that are not primarily lexicographic in

>>     profile. It isn´t always easy to find

>>     out about such publications, and hunting them down can incur

>>     considerable cost in both time

>>     and money.


>>     But this need not be so. The idea of open access is gaining

>>     support throughout the academia

>>     and beyond. In a nutshell, it is based on the premise that the

>>     cost of state-supported research

>>     is borne by the taxpayer, and so the taxpayer should be entitled

>>     to unconstrained access to

>>     results of such research. Researchers, in turn, have a right, if

>>     not an obligation, to make the

>>     fruits of their research publicly available.


>>     Within this general philosophy, there are two approaches to open

>>     access, and both are

>>     applicable the lexicographic community. The more radical "gold

>>     road" to open access bypasses

>>     the traditional commercial publishing channels altogether, opting

>>     for open access journals or

>>     self-publication. In the context of lexicography, one might

>>     mention the Kernerman Dictionary

>>     News (http://kdictionaries.com/kdn.html) or the recent free e-book

>>     by Andreas Welker

>>     (http://www.let.unb.br/hawelker/dictionary_use_research.pdf).


>>     The less radical "green road" to open access operates within the

>>     established commercial

>>     framework, but grants authors greater freedom than previously to

>>     disseminate their work.

>>     Today, most commercial publishers no longer object to authors

>>     placing their articles and book

>>     chapters (be it in pre-print or post-print form) online, so they

>>     can be accessed by anyone

>>     interested. My plea is for us to try to make greater use of this

>>     option within the lexicographic

>>     community.


>>     Now, how can authors place their work online? First, it is useful

>>     to know what the publisher´s

>>     policy is. A quick check on RoMEO (http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo)

>>     can often help. If not, we

>>     need to ask our publisher. Once we´ve cleared that, the

>>     traditional way has been to place our

>>     paper on our personal web page (I will use myself as an example:

>>     http://www.staff.amu.edu.pl/~rlew/pub/Lew_publ.htm

>>     <http://www.staff.amu.edu.pl/%7Erlew/pub/Lew_publ.htm>). But not

>>     everyone has the time or the

>>     skills to create and maintain a publications page. Fortunately,

>>     our Department will sometimes

>>     come to the rescue

>>     (http://ifa.amu.edu.pl/publications/biblio/author/Lew). This is

>>     the old way.

>>     Since recently, however, there are new opportunities in the form

>>     of publication repositories,

>>     which allow authors to place their work online without having to

>>     bother about the technicalities,

>>     usually by filling in a few obvious fields. The first thing to

>>     check would be if your institution

>>     maintains a repository. Many do

>>     (https://repozytorium.amu.edu.pl/jspui/simple-

>>     search?query=author%3ALew&rpp=50


>>     If yours doesn´t or you don´t have an academic

>>     affiliation, there are free repositories out there, such as

>>     SelectedWorks

>>     (http://works.bepress.com/robert_lew/). Recently, Thomson Reuters

>>     (the people behind Web of

>>     Science) have provided a similar functionality

>>     (http://www.researcherid.com/rid/E-3198-2010).


>>     So, if you think you have produced work that  might be of interest

>>     to the lexicographic

>>     community, don´t keep it to yourself. It takes a lot of time and

>>     effort to do research and write it

>>     up. It only takes a minute or so to put it online for all to read

>>     and benefit from!




>>     --

>>     Robert Lew

>>     Professor of English Language, Linguistics and

>>     Lexicography,

>>     Reviews & Associate Editor, International Journal of

>>     Lexicography,

>>     School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University

>>     Niepodleglosci 4

>>     PL-61-874 Poznan

>>     Poland


>>     rlew@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:rlew@xxxxxxxxxx>

>>     http://www.staff.amu.edu.pl/~rlew/

>>     <http://www.staff.amu.edu.pl/%7Erlew/>



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>> Adam Kilgarriff <http://www.kilgarriff.co.uk/>                

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