Electronic Scientific, Technical, Medical Journal Publishing by National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs,

By National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs, Engineering, and Public Policy Committee on Science, Technical, and Medical Journal Publishing Committee on Electronic Scientific

This file is the court cases of a 2003 symposium on "Electronic clinical, Technical, and clinical magazine Publishing and Its Implications," which introduced jointly specialists in STM publishing, either manufacturers and clients of those guides, to: (1) establish the hot technical adjustments in publishing, and different components, that impact the choices of magazine publishers to supply journals electronically; (2) determine the desires of the clinical, engineering, and clinical group as clients of journals, even if digital or published; (3) talk about the responses of not-for-profit and advertisement STM publishers and of different stakeholders within the STM group to the possibilities and demanding situations posed by way of the shift to digital publishing; and (4) research the spectrum of proposals that has been positioned forth to reply to the desires of clients because the publishing shifts to digital info creation and dissemination.

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Most organizations, however, do not make that a criterion for a decision of acceptance or rejection; it is merely a matter of presentation of the work. The factor of author selectivity favors a reader-pays model. Finally, the value and the future of any publication are going to be determined mainly by what authors want to do, where authors want to publish. For example, the New England Journal of Medicine is open to all authors; 4,000 scientific articles are submitted to the journal each year, with no charge for submissions and no page charges if the paper is accepted.

There is a full mirror site of the entire archive that is already accessible and tried at Cornell University, which is where The Physical Review originated back in 1893. The journals are also deposited at the Library of Congress. If the society is terminated, it has an agreement with the library that these holdings will be put in the public domain, freely available to anyone. This is the society’s primary effort for ensuring continued availability of its archived publications. There appears to be a clear distinction between the perspective of the professional society as a publisher and the private commercial publisher.

In addition to the already familiar phenomenon of big STM companies buying up smaller ones, we should look for smaller companies to link together in an attempt to provide levels of service and functionality similar to those offered by the big companies. 1The information in this section is based on the remarks of Joseph Esposito, president and chief executive officer of SRI Consulting. 22 ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING Bundling A mature market should be expected to intensify downward pressure on journal prices.

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