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The International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication – an idea whose time has come (finally!)

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The scholarly communication process is undergoing change and evolution. New initiatives and new approaches have been emerging for some time. This article outlines one Canadian initiative. The International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP) provides a unique and low-cost publication alternative for those seeking to move outside the commercial mainstream of scholarly journal publication. A brief history of ICAAP and an account of its theoretical and political rationale are provided.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: October 1, 2004

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  • Editor in Chief: Pippa Smart
    North American Editor: Judy Luther

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