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Abstracting and Reviewing in the Digital Era
Andrew Odlyzko writes that he is optimistic about abstracting and reviewing in the electronic age, though he believes they will have to evolve to survive.

Considerations of Electronic Publishing in Journal Production: Technology does not mean an end to tradition
Questions surrounding the potential advantages and disadvantages of electronic journal publishing tend to be, for the most part, concerned with the inter-related issues of economics, time and access, and the validity of sources. This short paper, then, is intended to address these concerns by considering criticisms against electronic journal publication and the interpretations that may be able to counter them.

e-Publishing at the end of 2001
We present the current three models: traditional, alternative, and subversive, with examples and realisations in various disciplines. We also present a short overview of the debate under way about self-publishing and the proposed methodology. We continue with a presentation of library procedures to take advantage of electronic publishing opportunities in terms of enlargement of the literature collections available to readers. In this perspective we discuss both internal library procedures and external licensing negotiation. Then we shall talk about the emergence of the E-book. We end with a presentation of the impact of electronic publishing within the new Web economy and discuss costs and benefits of the new publishing cycle.

Economics of Electronic Publishing: Cost Issues--Comments on Session One Presentations.
This paper comments on three presentations (Janet Fisher, Malcolm Getz, and Bill Regier) at the Scholarly Communication and Technology Conference; it focuses on publisher costs, and also discusses the electronic publishing efforts undertaken at the University of Chicago Press.

Electronic Journals: The Grand Information Future?
Are electronic publishing initiatives more in-line with the needs of the academy? Mike Sosteric examines the challenge to traditional scholarly journal publishers. From the Electronic Journal of Sociology.

Electronic Publishing News
A newsletter dedicated to electronic publishing that is issued twice a year by the American Institute of Physics.

Electronic Reprints -- Segueing into Electronic Publication
Thomas J. Walker of the University of Florida contends in this short paper that electronic publishing should substantially reduce the total cost of primary scientific publication and at the same time increase and improve access to it.

Free Internet Access to Traditional Journals
"Can scientists find ways to share published research without high cost? The experiences of one society suggest it can be done cheaply, even profitably."

Funding Electronic Journals on the Internet
A paper, commissioned by SchoolNet Virtual Products, discussing the various methods by which subscription revenues can be maintained on-line.

International Consortium for Alternative Academic Publication
ICAAP is a Canadian initiative dedicated to the development of an international alternative scholarly communication system outside of the commercial mainstream. ICAAP journals are freeware or low cost shareware publications.

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship
The Spring 1999 issue of this journal focused on the theme of electronic journals in science and technology libraries.

Journal of Electronic Publishing
A journal dedicated to electronic publishing, from the University of Michigan Press.

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
This bibliography presents selected articles, books, electronic documents, and other sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet and other networks.

Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition
Launched with support from membership of the Association of Research Libraries, SPARC creates "partnerships" with publishers who are developing high-quality, economical alternatives to existing high-price publications.

Steven Harnad on Interactive Publication
A large collection of annotated links to aricles about electronic research journals and scholarly publications.

The ACLS History E-Book Project
Plans to convert to electronic format 500 essential backlist monographs in history—books that remain vital to both scholars and students and to publish 85 completely new electronic monographs that use new technologies to communicate scholarship in a new way. This site is still under development. Click here for more details.

The Cost of Publishing an Electronic Journal
Does publishing a scholarly journal electronically save the publisher a significant amount of money, or are the supposed savings just illusory? From D-Lib Magazine.

The Craft
The Craft is an electronic journal publishing 'scholarly work directly related to independent scholarly publication.'

The Economics of Electronic Journals
Can electronic publications be operated at much lower costs than print journals, and still provide all the services that scholars require?

The future of the electronic scientific literature
The Internet's transformation of scientific communication has only begun, but already much of its promise is within reach. The vision below may change in its detail, but experimentation and lack of dogmatism are undoubtedly the way forward.

The Impact of Electronic Publishing on the Academic Community
A collection of papers discussing the impact electronic publishing has had, and will have, on academic publishing and research, delivered at an International Workshop organized by the Academia Europaea and the Wenner-Gren Foundation.

The Rapid Evolution of Scholarly Communication
A paper by Andrew Odlyzko presenting some statistics on usage of print and electronic scholarly information. PDF Format.

The Writing is on the Web for Science Journals in Print
An article from Nature predicting that the Internet will spell the end for many scholarly print titles.

Who Should Own Scientific Papers?
Because the electronic world offers many potential improvements to enhance traditional publication, scientists, administrators, and federal science policymakers must reconsider both how the results of publicly funded research are best disseminated and how that dissemination is best supported.