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Electronic Publishing : the evolution and economics of a hybrid journal.

Brailsford, David F.

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David F. Brailsford



Abstract

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.

Citation

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Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed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
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/207
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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