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Electronic Library, The

ISSN: 0264-0473

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Subject Area: Library and Information Studies

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Future development of electronic journals: a Delphi survey

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Title:Future development of electronic journals: a Delphi survey
Author(s):Alice Keller, (Alice Keller, is Head of Collection Development at the Library of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland.)
Citation:Alice Keller, (2001) "Future development of electronic journals: a Delphi survey", Electronic Library, The, Vol. 19 Iss: 6, pp.383 - 396
Keywords:Delphi method, Electronic publishing
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/02640470110412008 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:This paper presents the results of an international and interdisciplinary Delphi survey on the future development of electronic journals. The expert panel comprised 45 scientists, publishers, librarians, journal agents and consultants. The survey covered five areas of interest regarding e-journals: future role of scholarly journal literature; scenarios for the journal of the future; serials crisis; archiving of e-journals; and new pricing and access models. The Delphi survey studied changes expected within the next five to ten years. The results are discussed and indicate that, throughout their 300-year history, journals have never been faced with as many changes as we are experiencing now, or expect to see within the next five to ten years.

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