Steve Caruso posted an interesting thought on the July top Biblioblogs ranking per the Reference Library:
1) I want to get some discussion going about starting an actual, peer-reviewed Biblioblog journal. I know that there has been a lot of talk about this in the past, but nothing has really come of it. Now, given the demonstrated wealth of information that the Biblioblogosphere has shown, I think is the time to seriously consider what’s possible and how we can highlight, showcase and reward genuinely good work.
I’m already putting into place within the Library a means for individuals to submit articles for consideration by simply tagging them with a specific keyword.
I have already contacted him in support of the idea. But there should also be some dialog on the issue throughout the community. As of now I see two challenges that must be met, though I am sure more will come to me as the discussion moves along:
(1) How are we going to ‘compete’ with open access online journals?
(2) What separates a Biblioblog from a journal and what are the benefits of submitting it to a blog over such a journal?
There are other considerations as well; for example, will the submission process rely upon a rigor associated with standards for other peer review journals? I would be interested to hear what the community has to say. There may also be some outside discussion as to what, yet again, constitutes a Biblioblog (so that one knows whether or not they meet criteria to submit in the first place).