Scholarly Journals at the Crossroads: A Subversive Proposal for Electronic Publishing

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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)

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The "subversive proposal" here advocates that scholarly authors who don't expect to sell their written works make them publications available on the Internet in publicly accessible archives. Cognitive ... Read full review

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