I thought since there’s been a couple of threads and posts about other Go journals and magazines, (Excerpts from the British Go Journal, Excerpts from Dutch Go Magazine, Excerpts from the AGA E-Journal, Sydney Go Journal Swiss Go Journal) to make a thread about the European Go Journal.
What is it and how to get it?It's being written by Artem Kachanovskyi (2p) with artwork done by Kim Ouweleen (There'll be more people to credit but you can look into it yourselves :) )
- Descriptive post written by Artem about the beginnings of the journal European Go Journal: New Project Starts
- Subscription is run through Patreon, European Go Journal is creating a monthly journal about the game of go | Patreon and there’s posts there about the current, previous and upcoming issues as where as the prices.
- There’s e-versions and printed versions with the e-versions emailed at the start of the next month that the issue refers to, e.g. the June issue is received in July so that it discusses the events of June. The printed version might take a little longer to receive given it needs to be posted (I don’t have the printed ones myself).
To quote from the European Go Federation Article
The digital edition consists of several files:
- PDF file of the journal
- archive with the games used in the journal (ZIP file with SGF files inside)
- archive of pro games (ZIP file with SGF files inside)
- PDF file with pro games (suitable for printing)
The first edition of the journal (February 2021) is free of charge (digital version), so you can check whether you like this kind of content or not:
and it links to the downloads on both the EGF webpage article and on the Patreon link in the About section if you want to check out the February issue.
Initially re the prices it said:
Here are the prices of subscription (per month):
- digital edition: 5 €
- printed edition: 15 € (delivery included in price)
but they also added a club subscription where on the Patreon it says
Digital edition which you can share with the members of your go club. Please adjust the pledge amount: multiply the price of this tier by the number of readers. For more details see the ‘About’ section below.
There is a nominal price on the Patron site but in the about section it says:
Here is an example of how the go club should subscribe to the journal. Let’s say, there is a teacher at the go club who wants to read the journal and to share it with four other members of the club. He subscribes on Patreon to the ‘Go Club License’ tier and adjusts the pledge amount: multiplies the price of the tier by the number of the readers. The price of the tier is 2.5 € but it might be displayed in a local currency on his side. The total number of the readers is five: him plus four other members of the go club. The teacher sets the pledge amount to 2.5 € x 5 = 12.5 €. When he receives the digital copy of the journal, he shares it with the other readers or prints a copy for each of them. For the team of the European Go Journal it doesn’t matter if the money he pays are collected from the readers or taken from the go club budget - it’s up to him. The teacher should make sure that the members of the go club with who he shares the files are aware that the files are for personal use only and not to be distributed further.
In the Patreon About section there’s also further links which I won’t repost here.
See the following links for more information:
- Article about the journal on the EGF website
- European Go Journal Facebook Group
- European Go Journal Instagram Page
- Statistics on the delivery time of print copy
- Statistics on the number of subscribers
I might make some separate posts with comments about the specific editions, maybe at the very least just to reference their contents.