David F. Brailsford
Electronic Publishing : the evolution and economics of a hybrid journal.
Brailsford, David F.
The technical, social and economic issues of electronic publishing are examined by using as a case study the evolution of the journal Electronic Publishing Origination, Dissemination and Design (EP-odd) which is published by John Wiley Ltd. The journal is a `hybrid' one, in the sense that it appears in both electronic and paper form, and is now in its ninth year of publication. The author of this paper is the journal's Editor-in- Chief. The first eight volumes of EP-odd have been distributed via the conventional subscription method but a new method, from volume 9 onwards, is now under discussion whereby accepted papers will first be published on the EP-odd web site, with the printed version appearing later as a once-per-volume operation. Later sections of the paper lead on from the particular experiences with EP-odd into a more general discussion of peer review and the acceptability of e-journals in universities, the changing role of libraries, the sustainability of traditional subscription pricing and the prospects for `per paper' sales as micro-payment technologies become available.
Brailsford, D. F. (1997). Electronic Publishing : the evolution and economics of a hybrid journal
|Conference Name||Electronic Publishing '97; New Models and Opportunities|
|End Date||Apr 16, 1997|
|Publication Date||Jan 1, 1997|
|Deposit Date||Oct 13, 2005|
|Publicly Available Date||Oct 9, 2007|
|Peer Reviewed||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Hybrid journals, Open journals, e-journals, peer review, journal archives, PDF|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf|
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf