Are Journal Publishers Trapped in the Dual-Media Transition Zone?

Johnson, Richard K. and Luther, Judy Are Journal Publishers Trapped in the Dual-Media Transition Zone? ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions, 2008, n. 257, pp. 1-6. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Some 15 years after the Web first captured the popular imagination most journals are published in dual print and electronic formats and many are still published in print only. The digital metamorphosis of established journals seems stuck in the transition zone. Publishers are reluctant to turn their backs on existing revenue streams from print subscriptions, even if they are declining. Library subscriptions are not the only piece of the puzzle for many journals, such as those that largely rely on print advertising revenue. For society publishers, membership-related factors further complicate the situation.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: journals
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues. > EB. Printing, electronic publishing, broadcasting.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HN. e-journals.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BE. Information economics.
Depositing user: Richard K Johnson
Date deposited: 20 Jun 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:11
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/11762

References

Raym Crow, “Publishing Cooperatives: An Alternative for Society Publishers: A SPARC Discussion Paper” (February 2006), <http://www.arl.org/sparc/bm~doc/Cooperatives_v1.pdf>.

Sandra L. Schmid, Gary Ward, and Mark Leader, “MBC and the Economics of Scientific Publishing,” ASCB Newsletter (April 2007), <http://www.ascb.org/files/mbc_cost_printing.pdf>.

Mark Ware, “E-only Journals: Is It Time to Drop Print?” Learned Publishing l8, no. 3 (July 2005).

Richard K. Johnson, “Will Research Sharing Keep Pace with the Internet?” Journal of Neuroscience 26, no. 37 (Sept. 13, 2006): 9349–51 <http://www.jneurosci.org/ cgi/content/full/26/37/9349>.


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