The first issue is online of Policy and the Internet, "the first multi-disciplinary academic journal to investigate the policy implications of the Internet", edited at the Oxford Internet Institute, published by BE Press and funded by the Policy Studies Organization. I've added it to my list of free online legal journals on technology law (it's not on pure law, granted, but policy is close).
There is free "guest access" to the journal by filling in a form - "Those without subscriptions can access any article by filling out a short form that allows us to inform their library of their interest in reading our journals. When libraries are convinced of sufficient interest in the journal, they subscribe. Afterwards, access for all faculty, staff, and students at that institution is immediate and there are no more forms to fill out."Via OII Blog, which says:
"The first issue includes Helen Margetts (the Editor) laying out the scope of the relationship between the Internet and public policy, J.P. Singh discussing the Internet and global governance, Barbie Clarke investigating children’s use of social networking sites and Stuart Shulman analysing a large-scale data set of citizens’ electronic policy interventions – and how policy-makers deal with them."
Contents of Vol 1 issue 1:
- The Internet and Public Policy Helen Z. Margetts
- The Case Against Mass E-mails: Perverse Incentives and Low Quality Public Participation in U.S. Federal Rulemaking Stuart W. Shulman
- Early Adolescents' Use of Social Networking Sites to Maintain Friendship and Explore Identity: Implications for Policy Barbie H. Clarke
- Multilateral Approaches to Deliberating Internet Governance J P. Singh
- An Economic Perspective on a U.S. National Broadband Plan Robert Hahn and Scott J. Wallsten
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