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Paper 9931:
PROLEGOMENA TO ANY FUTURE E-PUBLISHING MODEL

id 9931
authors John W. T. Smith
year 1999
title PROLEGOMENA TO ANY FUTURE E-PUBLISHING MODEL
source Electronic Publishing ´99. Redefining the Information Chain - New Ways and Voices : Proceedings of an ICCC/IFIP conference held at the University of Karlskrona/Ronneby, Sweden 10-12 May 1999/Edited by John W.T.Smith, Anders Ardö, Peter Linde. Washington D.C.: ICCC Press, 1999. 326 p. ISBN: 1-891365-04-5
summary Considers why, after nearly twenty years of development, the electronic publishing model has not replaced the paper based model for academic journals. Gives three insights that attempt to explain this: the first is the 'means-end' confusion of commercial publishers, the second is the failure to realise it is the purpose not the form that is important about the current journal model, and third is the failure to recognise that a net-based replacement for the journal does not necessarily need a publisher. Finally some 'ground rules' to be used when thinking about, or designing, any future electronic publishing model are proposed.
keywords New publishing models, electronic journals
series ELPUB:1999
type symposium
email J.W.T.smith@ukc.ac.uk
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urn:nbn urn:nbn:se:elpub-9931
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