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Paper: Change in the Publishing Sector
Volume: 377, Library and Information Services in Astronomy V: Common Challenges, Uncommon Solutions
Page: 383
Authors: Steffen J.; Huyck, E.
Abstract: Journals publishing has come a long way since the University of Chicago Press began delivering electronic content in 1995. It has not changed in some fundamental respects: the journal itself remains the primary vehicle of research; there remains a need and a demand for high-quality editing to optimize the communication of that research; and journals publishing done well still has significant but recoverable costs associated with it. There have also been many changes, with more always appearing on the horizon. Some we have been thinking about in some fashion for the last 10 years, including the ever-expanding reach of the journal as construct; wider geographical scope; the prospect of discontinuing printed journals; the increased use and potential of linking and other features realizable only online; and greater attention to the various challenges of long-term preservation of an expanding variety of content in nontraditional formats. We continue to find this an exhilarating evolution of a steadfast scholarly goal.
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