A Peer Reviewed Biblioblog? A Discussion

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).

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How is it…

…that I keep beating Bob Cargill, Roland Boer, and Mark Goodacre in the rankings?

18 Thomas Verenna Musings of Thomas Verenna, The 267240
19 Robert Cargill Official Blog of Robert R. Cargill, The 302159
20 T.C. Robinson New Leaven 308017
21 Craig Simul Iustus et Peccator 332400
22 Daniel O. McClellan Maklelan 332623
23 Ferrell Jenkins Ferrell’s Travel Blog 338041
24 Bob Hayton Fundamentally Reformed 348362
25 Henry Neufeld Participatory Bible Study Blog 358791
26 Jeff Oien Scripture Zealot 364485
27 Doug Chaplin Clay Boy 373914
28 Gavin Rumney Otagosh 392228
29 Jason Skipper Pastoral Musings 400585
30 Tim Bulkeley Sansblogue 426852
31 Ari Ari’s Blog of Awesomeness 432899
32 Dave Black Dave Black Online 456412
33 Justin Allison Old Testament and Ecology 472450
34 Anon Diglot 475438
35 Matt Dabbs Kingdom Living 493095
36 Chris Terry Walking in the Way of Christ 559110
37 Jim Linville Dr Jim’s Thinking Shop and Tea Room 642491
38 Joseph R. Kelly Kol ha-adam / כל־האדם 656798
39 Roland Boer Stalin’s Moustache 673148
40 Brian Fulthrop συνεσταυρωμαι: Living The Crucified Life 707635
41 Mark Goodacre NT Blog 709695

(N. T. Wrong Approved) BiblioBlog Top 50 January 2011 (by Alexa Rank) « The Biblioblog Top 50.

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