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Title: Refereed Electronic Journals and the Future of Scholarly Publishing
Author(s): Amiran, Eyal; Orr, Elaine; Unsworth, John
Contributor(s): Hewitt, Joe
Subject(s): Electronic journals Scholarly publishing
Abstract: Electronic publishing, formerly an idea whose elegant utility one could only admire in the abstract, has in recent years become possible. Several electronic journals are now published regularly, in science, business management, the humanities, and the social sciences. In this essay we describe the current state of electronic publishing in the humanities and outline the possibilities it offers for the academy. The promises of this medium challenge librarians in particular to take an active role in the field by encouraging new electronic publications and by developing procedures and norms for handling these publications. Humanists and librarians must familiarize themselves with the electronic-mail environment and train themselves to use it, because this technology seems certain to become a standard academic and intellectual tool in the near future.
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher: Greenwich, CT: JAI Press Inc.
Citation Info: n Advances in Library Automation and Networking. Vol. 4
Genre: Book Chapter
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://www3.isrl.uiuc.edu/~unsworth/advances.html http://hdl.handle.net/2142/199
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-01-21
 

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