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Back to the Beginning — The Journal is Dead, Long Live Science

Show simple item record Nwagwu, Williams Ezinwa Onyancha, Omwoyo Bosire 2017-02-20T08:26:41Z 2017-02-20T08:26:41Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation W.E. Nwagwu, B. Onyancha / (2015) Back to the Beginning — The Journal is Dead, Long Live Science The Journal of Academic Librarianship 41 (2015) 669–679 en
dc.identifier.issn 0099-1333
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dc.description.abstract This paper synthesises literature on the evolution of the academic journal, showing that the weaknesses of the journal strategy of science information dissemination are nothing new in the history of science. The paper avers that information technology has provided a solution to the age-long constraints associated with the journal. It is shown that by expanding the public's participation in science, and by enabling research results to be presented to the public in various formats, the rapid development in electronic technologies has touched the essential structure and functions of the journal. Formal and informalmeans of science dissemination and communication have emerged to blur the boundaries between journals, articles and ideas. Most significantly, the journal as an information product has been dismembered into different new and legitimate forms of the research effort, formerly packaged as a single product. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher en
dc.publisher © Elsevier All rights reserved
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Journal of Academic Librarianship;42(5): 669-679
dc.rights © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved
dc.subject Academic journal en
dc.subject Science en
dc.subject Open access en
dc.subject Peer review en
dc.title Back to the Beginning — The Journal is Dead, Long Live Science en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Information Science en

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