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ERIC Number: ED098983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 4
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Reference Count: 0
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The Role of Technical Reports in Scienctific and Technical Communication.
Brearley, Neil
IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, vPC-16 n3 p117-119 Sep 1973
During the past 30 years the technical report has developed into an important primary medium of communication in science and technology, to the extent that it is sometimes seen as a threat to primary journal publication. At the same time the (unclassified) report has been accused of not meeting the same standards of authority, scientific rigor, and retrievability as conventional journal publication. Report publication was reviewed in the light of standards commonly accepted for journal publication, and the inherent characteristcs of technical reports were assessed. It was concluded that both reports and scientific journals have distinct roles to play in the communication of scientific and technical information, and that a cost-effective system will make full use of the strengths of both. (Author/PF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the IEEE Conference on the Future of Scientific and Technical Journals (New York, New York, May 1973)