ERIC Number: ED384353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Scholarly Journals at the Crossroads: A Subversive Proposal for Electronic Publishing. An Internet Discussion about Scientific and Scholarly Journals and Their Future.
Okerson, Ann Shumelda, Ed.; O'Donnell, James J., Ed.
This document presents an Internet discussion that took place on a number of electronic forums about scientific and scholarly journals and their future. Six principle discussants and about two dozen others advance both radical and traditional views. Topics include housing a comprehensive scientific electronic publishing system, responsibility for scientific and scholarly findings, costs, suggestions and strategies, electronic journal publishing and infrastructure investments, the transition to electronic journals, implementing online journals for university researchers, problems of electronic publishing, distinguishing publishing from other forms of network-public discourse, journal publishing systems and models, format, economics and submissions, the collapse of traditional journals, and citations and citation frequency. Included are a "hyperlink" bibliography showing where materials mentioned in the document can be read on the Internet, and a glossary of terms. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Costs, Discussion Groups, Electronic Journals, Electronic Mail, Electronic Publishing, Futures (of Society), Internet, Online Systems, Problems, Publishing Industry, Scientific and Technical Information, Strategic Planning
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Scientific and Academic Publishing.