ERIC Number: ED373701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Publishing and Editing an Electronic Journal on the Internet.
Berge, Zane L.; Collins, Mauri
Publication is at the heart of scholarship. Traditionally, print media has been the vehicle for communicating research results and scholarly thought. Recently, electronic journals have been increasing. This paper explores, from a scholarship perspective, the rationale for publishing electronic journals. It also examines why scholars publish; the life-cycle of scholarly thought; lack of timely feedback; costs; and limits of print journals. The following advantages of electronic journals are identified: increased speed; collaboration; and the availability of different models. The problems with electronic journals identified are credibility; accessibility; permanence; and an ever-changing technical environment. The paper uses "Interpersonal Computing and Technology: An Electronic Journal for the 21st Century" as an example of a scholarly, peer-reviewed, electronic journal; the contents of an issue are appended. (Contains 16 references.) (JLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Internet; Printed Materials
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1994 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (16th, Nashville, TN, February 16-20, 1994); see IR 016 784.