New practices for electronic publishing 1: Will the scientific paper keep its form?

Authors
Citation
Jg. Kircz, New practices for electronic publishing 1: Will the scientific paper keep its form?, LEARN PUBL, 14(4), 2001, pp. 265-272
Citations number
20
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Communication
Journal title
LEARNED PUBLISHING
ISSN journal
0953-1513 → ACNP
Volume
14
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
265 - 272
Database
ISI
SICI code
0953-1513(200110)14:4<265:NPFEP1>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
Discussion about the value of electronic documents is often hampered by sta rting from what is usual in the paper world and attempting to impose that o n an electronic environment. In order to grasp the impact of the current el ectronic revolution, and formulate a policy for the future, we examine the aims and Content of scientific communication. We then critically discuss th e recommendations of an International Working Group [see Learned Publishing 2000:13(4) Oct 251-8], and show the tension between these very reasonable recommendations and the reality of electronic publishing. We conclude that the scientific article will change considerably but that, in its neu, more composite form as an ensemble of various textual and non-textual components , it will retain many of the current cultural and scientific requirements w ith regard to editorial, quality and integrity.