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Dear User Gaba - On Nova - again
in insisting on the word lowest you absolutely distort the SENSE ranking of book publishers over the last years. Your disrespect of the work of others is really untenable in a public place like Wikipedia: in vandalizing my versions, you utterly ignore the facts
1) University of the South Pacific and Nova Science
In December 2012, the USP President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Rajesh Chandra awarded Fiji National University’s new Professor in Economics, T K Jayaraman, the Vice Chancellor’s annual prize for excellence in research for Professor Jayaraman’s study on a single currency in the region, published in 2012 as a book by Nova Science Publishers, New York (From Fiji National University Newsletter, Dec 21, 3(51), 2012, page 5, available at http://tkjayaraman.com/docs/books/Dec%203%202012%20Award%20by%20Univ%20of%20the%20South%20Pacific%20to%20Professor%20Jayaraman.pdf] The opinions, expressed by Ms. Phillips, quoted in the article, certainly do not represent the official opinions of the USP nor the opinions of the head of its Library, since Nova Science published none the less than 142 titles from authors of that University (see: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/advanced_search.php?osCsid=f99d1a911db62adacfc4660d3425bb39], including three books by the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of the South Pacific, Professor Biman Prasad (see: http://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=2606&type=98)
2) The SENSE Publisher Ranking and Nova Science
The Dutch Research Consortium SENSE http://www.sense.nl/qualityassessment makes the first international effort at a credible international publisher ranking. The 2010 Report was based on 5 categories, and the latest is built on that.
A: Refereed book publications published by the world top of publishers B: Refereed book publications published by the world’s semi-top of publishers C: Refereed book publications published by other publishers D: published for an academic public (professional publications) E: mainly published for a non-academic (general) public
What they call C-publishers ("decent international publishers and excellent national publishers") – 1 credit per book chapter starting with Aalborg University Press and ending with Zed Books includes - on page 4 of 17 of the 2010 Report Nova Science Publications (Source: http://www.sense.nl/uploads?&func=download&fileId=855 ). It would be an absolute distorsion of the SENSE classification system to call category C in a derogatory fashion "lowest class" since the 2010 ranking makes the 5 categories clear - and defines them. C-publishers (decent international publishers and excellent national publishers) include such well-known book publishing companies in the social sciences as Amsterdam University Press; Berg Publishers; Dutch University Press; Fundacao Getulio Vargas); Flacso; Fondo de Cultura Economica (Mexico); Garland Publishers; Greenwood Press; Indiana University Press; L'Harmattan, (Paris); Leiden University Press; Leske & Budrich; Lexington Books; Lit Verlag; Marcel Dekker; Melbourne University Press; New York University Press; NIAS Press; Nijmegen University Press; North Holland Publications; Norton Publishing; Ohio State University Press; Peter Lang; Francis Pinter; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and CIRAD, Bogota; Poznan University of Economics; Prentice Hall; Presse de l'Université de Lyon; Presse de l'Université de Quebec; Roskilde University Press; Rozenberg Publishers Amsterdam; Rutgers University Press; Siglo XXI Editores, Mexico); Stockholm University Press; Suhrkamp Verlag; Sussex University Press; Syracuse University Press; Tilburg University Press; Transaction Publishers; Twente University Press; UNESCO Publications; Universidad de Chile; Universität Hamburg; University of Birmingham; University of Bonn; University of British Columbia Press; University of Canberra Press; University of Cape Town Press; University of Copenhagen Press; University of Groningen Press; University of Hawai Press; University of Illinois Press; University of Kwazulu Natal Press; University of Leeds Press; University of Manchester Press; University of Massachusets Press; University of Ottawa Press; University of Stellenbosch Press; University of the West Indies Press; University of Washington Press; Utrecht University Press; Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht; Verlag Otto Harassowitz; Vervuert; Wageningen University Press; Wageningen Academic Publishers; Witwatersrand University Press; Zed Books.
In talking in such a devastating way about the scientific works of others, I'd understand book companies very well if they take such matters to court. Within the Wikipedia community, legal threats are not very well appreciated, but certainly Wikipedia is not above the law, and I'd very well understand if companies like Amsterdam University Press; Berg Publishers; Dutch University Press; Fondo de Cultura Economica (Mexico); Greenwood Press; Indiana University Press; L'Harmattan, (Paris); Zed Books etc. - if called "lowest category" in public in reference to a Dutch SENSE Report, which in reality talks about decent international publishers and excellent national publishers, they take the matter to courts [and author's patience with the matter could run out shortly as well]. Not only the private but also the criminal law of many countries protects the creditoworthiness of a person, and in distorting facts so ruthlesslessly you open a pandora's box. Best wishes and reconsider please your wordings
Wrt to Andrew at ID
Yes, I agree it's best not to engage in endless discussion. His writing is so obtuse I can't understand half of it, like the last paragraph he posted. Yet, asking for clarification just produces more garble. Sad; he could be a valuable contributor. Cheers! Yopienso (talk) 16:06, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
- Thanks for the note Yopienso. Really, it's sad that he can't see how he's diving headfirst into a topic ban not far down the line, he seems like he could be a productive editor if he would just learn to drop it. Cheers to you. Gaba (talk) 02:15, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
- I knew there had to be a policy about linking every day words. I was only familiar with a similar one, WP:SEAOFBLUE, but it didn't seem to apply in that case. Thanks NAEG! Gaba (talk) 02:00, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
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- Answered on your TP. You don't have to copy every message in each TP, I'll respond over there. Regards. Gaba (talk) 05:50, 14 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for maintaining a NPOV on the Ayelet Shaked article in your edits.
- No worries. You do so much good work that it seemed wrong not to speak up. Cheers. Gaba (talk) 23:40, 20 July 2014 (UTC)