1. The PDF is immediately released to the Society membership
2. The issue is printed as hardcopies to be mailed to institutional subscribers.
3. After six months, the PDF is then uploaded into the University of Victoria Library “Journals Publishing Service” platform, upon which it is made public.
The ASBC Board is considering focusing funds and energies on a more open access style of journal to improve readership, submissions and recognition. In such a case the institutional subscribership would be eliminated and we would focus energies on the UVic Libraries platform and advertising releases of new issues.
Institutional subscribership has been consistently low and continues to fall.
We have three questions we would like to ask the membership to help guide our decisions over the next year.