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Paper 200119:
Disintermediation of Academic Publishing through the Internet: An Intermediate Report from the Front Line

id 200119
authors Thomas Krichel, Simeon Warner
year 2001
title Disintermediation of Academic Publishing through the Internet: An Intermediate Report from the Front Line
source Electronic Publishing '01 - 2001 in the Digital Publishing Odyssey: Proceedings of an ICCC/IFIP conference held at the University of Kent, Kenterbury, UK, 5-7 July 2001/ Edited by Arved Hübler, Peter Linde and John W.T. Smith / ISBN 1-58603-191-0
summary There has been a lot of discussion about the potential for free access to scholarly documents on the Internet. At the turn of the century, there a major initiatives. These are arXiv, which covers Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science and RePEc, which covers Economics. These initiatives work in very different ways. This paper is the fruit of collaboration between authors working for both initiatives. It therefore reflects the perspective of people working to achieve change, rather than an academic perspective of pure observation. We first introduce both arXiv and RePEc, and then consider future scenarios for disintermediated academic publishing. We then discusses the issue of quality control from an c-print archive point of view. Finally, we review recent efforts to improve the interoperability of e-print archives through the Open Archive Initative (OAI). In particular, we draw on the workshop on OAI and peer review held at CERN in March 2001 to illustrate the level of interest in the OAI protocol as a way to improve scholarly communication on the Internet.
series ELPUB:2001
email kriche@openlib.org
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