ERIC Number: ED235789
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May-16
Reference Count: 0
Impact of Electronic Publishing on Scholarly Journals.
Koch, H. William
Three general features of scholarly journals--internal processing, format, and form--are examined with regard to journals published by the American Institute of Physics (AIP). Reasons for the minor impact of electronic processing on output forms and display formats in physics journals are discussed, including the dependence of such journals on the effective use of analog displays for the basic journal format and the continued economic success of the cheaper print-on-paper form. The present use of electronic methods in scholarly journal publishing at AIP is described for three categories of use: (1) electronic mail for communicating among authors, reviewers, and editors; (2) online editing and composing systems; and (3) computerized storage and distribution systems. The possible impacts of electronic publishing in AIP scholarly journals in the areas of internal processing, display formats, and output forms are analyzed; and specific predictions are made as to which sets of AIP publications will be the first to become available for electronic remote accessing. A matrix organizes the publications into non-scholarly/scholarly and digital display/analog display. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Institute of Physics; Electronic Mail; Electronic Publishing
Note: Photographs will not reproduce. Paper presented at a Joint Conference of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the Council of Biology Editions, and the International Federation of Scientific Editors (May 15-20, 1983).