Transition in Scientific Journals : towards a new Scientific Communication

López-Borrull, Alexandre Transition in Scientific Journals : towards a new Scientific Communication., 2013 . In First UOC International Research Symposium, Barcelona (Spain), 18 December 2013. [Conference poster]

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New Information and Communication Technologies and the Internet in particular have arisen a lot of changes in how we communicate and disseminate knowledge. One of the areas where there have been many obvious changes would be in the Science Communication . Scientific Journals, together with academic conferences being one of its pillars, have probably received most of the pressure to change due to the new reality. Scientific journals , 350 years after its beginnings, and given also the crisis of the 80s , are into a strong discussion about its continuity , its business model, but also of spreading . Beyond the economic and scientific journals the adaptation to the Internet, and also beyond the debate on peer review as a quality model , one of the most important aspects for research , according to our point of view, is the added value of the magazines , both articles and the authors themselves. Thus , we studied the accessibility of content, something that is broader than Open Access. The ability to find and manage this content will also depend on the way in which they are produced and presented . It is intended , therefore, to define and study several parameters to establish the degree of accessibility of the contents of scientific journals . The areas of study were scientific journals in the field of Information and Documentation (according CARHUS ) compared to other areas , such as Science and Technology , Medicine and other social sciences. A quantitative approach is conducted to research and analysis on various parameters of four concentric levels of study: site publishers, journals , scientific articles , bibliography . Another focus of study would be the feasibility of formulating a degree of accessibility as a standard of quality.

Item type: Conference poster
Keywords: scientific communication, journals, Open Access
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HN. e-journals.
Depositing user: Dr Alexandre López-Borrull
Date deposited: 06 Jan 2014 10:07
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:29


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