[Air-l] New Trans-disciplinary Journal Launched -- Journal of Research Practice

Ken Friedman ken.friedman at bi.no
Tue Apr 5 14:23:34 PDT 2005

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 at 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 
http://jrp.icaap.org/ 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 T5J 3E4, CANADA.

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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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