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The Resource The scientific article in the age of digitization, by John Mackenzie Owen, (electronic book)

The scientific article in the age of digitization, by John Mackenzie Owen, (electronic book)

Label
The scientific article in the age of digitization
Title
The scientific article in the age of digitization
Statement of responsibility
by John Mackenzie Owen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book outlines the consequences of digitization for peer-reviewed research articles published in electronic journals. It has often been argued that digitization will revolutionize scientific communication. However, this study shows that this is not the case as far as scientific journals are concerned. Authors make little or no use of the possibilities offered by the digital medium, new procedures for electronic peer review have not replaced traditional peer review, and users do not seem to accept new forms of interaction offered by some electronic journals. The main innovations are to be found at the level of the infrastructures developed by publishers. Scientists themselves appear to be reluctant to change their established patterns of behaviour in formal scientific communication. The book provides a theoretical background to the history and structure of scientific communication, as well as an in-depth study of electronic journals over the period 1987-2004. It offers a unique approach that questions more conventional ideas about the 'revolutionary' impact of digitization on scientific communication and the innovative role of publishers and academia
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mackenzie Owen, J. S
Dewey number
501/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q225.5
LC item number
.M34 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Information science and knowledge management
Series volume
v. 11
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  • Scientific literature
  • Communication in science
  • Research
Label
The scientific article in the age of digitization, by John Mackenzie Owen, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-257) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION -- THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEM -- THE DIGITIZATION OF INFORMATION RESOURCES -- THE ELECTRONIC JOURNAL 1987-2004 -- DIGITIZATION AND THE EVOLUTION OF SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION
Control code
SPR209945828
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781402053405
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The scientific article in the age of digitization, by John Mackenzie Owen, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-257) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION -- THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEM -- THE DIGITIZATION OF INFORMATION RESOURCES -- THE ELECTRONIC JOURNAL 1987-2004 -- DIGITIZATION AND THE EVOLUTION OF SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION
Control code
SPR209945828
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781402053405
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote

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