Fw: New Trans-disciplinary Journal Launched -- Journal of Research Practice

From: Bruce Robinson (bruce.rob@btinternet.com)
Date: Wed Apr 06 2005 - 15:30:30 PDT

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From: "Ken Friedman" <ken.friedman@BI.NO>
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 10:44 PM
Subject: New Trans-disciplinary Journal Launched -- Journal of Research

Dear Colleagues,

Permit me to draw your attention to an important
new online journal.


Information follows from editor DP Dash.


Ken Friedman

New Trans-disciplinary Journal Launched
Journal of Research Practice (JRP)

DP Dash, PhD
Xavier Institute of Management
Xavier Square
Bhubaneswar 751013
Email: professor_dash@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage: http://www.ximb.ac.in/~dpdash/

A diverse group of academic scholars, research
students, and research-inclined professionals
have come together to launch a new peer-reviewed
electronic journal to supplement various
initiatives to build research capacities around
the world. The inaugural issue of the Journal of
Research Practice: Innovations and Challenges in
Multiple Domains (JRP) is available at


in an Open Access mode, i.e., full-text access is
available to everyone, free of charge.

The journal seeks to (a) connect
research-inclined persons working in different
disciplinary, institutional, and practical
contexts and (b) through this, extend the
practice of research to progressively newer
territories. Both these aims are expected to
facilitate the wider purposes of promoting
research education around the world and
innovative forms of research in different
socially relevant areas.

JRP is published by the International Consortium
for the Advancement in Academic Publication,
ICAAP, which is a research and development
organisation devoted to the advancement of
electronic scholarly communication. ICAAP is a
prominent facilitator of the Open Access movement
today. It is located at Athabasca University,
Edmonton, Alberta.

Free access to JRP has been made possible through
institutional sponsorship. The current sponsors
of the journal are:

Center for Science in Society, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, USA
Lugano Summer School of Systems Design,
University of Italian Switzerland, SWITZERLAND
Nokia Research Center, Beijing, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, CHILE
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, INDIA

The editorial board comprises two editors,
supported by a multidisciplinary team. The
editors are: DP Dash (the author of this article)
and Héctor R. Ponce (Universidad de Santiago de
Chile, Facultad de Administración y Economía,
Santiago, CHILE). The editorial team is fairly
international in character, representing
countries such as Australia, Canada, Chile,
Denmark, Finland, India, Israel, Japan, The
Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland,
UK, and USA.

Here is a list of the articles published in the
inaugural issue (Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005); these
articles are available freely on the JRP Web site:

Journey of Research Practice (DP Dash and Héctor R. Ponce)
Revisiting Science in Culture: Science as Story
Telling and Story Revising (Paul Grobstein)
The Acquisition of High Quality Experience (Gerard de Zeeuw)
"Why Did We Have the Partition?" The Making of a
Research Interest (Satish Saberwal)
Digital Video as Research Practice: Methodology
for the Millennium (Wesley Shrum, Ricardo Duque,
and Timothy Brown)
Playful Collaborative Exploration: New Research
Practice in Participatory Design (Martin
Johansson and Per Linde)
Investigating the Research Approaches for
Examining Technology Adoption Issues (Jyoti
Choudrie and Yogesh Kumar Dwivedi)
On Borges' Amnesia and Talmudic Understanding:
Reviving Ancient Traditions in Re-Search (Zvi
Bekerman and Yair Neuman)
Logic of Leadership Research: A Reflective Review
of Geeks & Geezers by Bennis and Thomas (DP Dash)
Can Nature Teach us Good Research Practice? A
Critical Look at Frederic Vester's Bio-Cybernetic
Systems Approach (Werner Ulrich)

The optimistic vision of this journal is
presented in the editorial article by Dash and

The title of this journal may look surprising to
some readers. There may even be a legitimate
doubt as to whether the journal would take-off at
all, the title being so broad and unspecific. On
the contrary, to be more optimistic, the journal
could meet a long-felt need, i.e., that of
bringing researchers, and various forms of
organised inquiry, into fruitful connections with
each other, without the restrictions imposed by
formal disciplinary boundaries.

This whole enterprise is a testimony to the
wonders of the digital communication technology
that has promoted cooperation at such a global
scale. Every research-oriented individual and
institution, and every research student working
anywhere in the world is invited to explore
"fruitful connections" with this initiative.

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