ERIC Number: ED136786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Issues and Problems in Journal Publication.
Robin, Stanley; Bosco, James J.
Can or should journals survive? The increased cost of journal publication and the rising number of journals has resulted in inflating the cost of circulating good articles. The cost factor is also present in the potential conflict between the entrepreneurial and the scholarly functions of journals. Apart from costs, the time from submission to publication of journal articles has now reached up to three years in some cases, which exceeds the time required to publish a book, and eliminates one of the original advantages of journals. In an effort to overcome some of the financial problems, some journals have begun assessing page costs to authors. There may be alternatives to the present method of printing and circulating journals, including computer-based typesetting, and circulating only abstracts of articles with the full text available on microfiche. Another area of concern is the potential involvement of the Federal Government in journal publication, and the implications of this for professional and scientific journals. A further concern is raised by the minimal attention paid by professional educators to the vitality and utility of journals. (WBC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (New York City, April 4-8, 1977)