This report is the proceedings of a 2003 symposium on "Electronic Scientific, Technical, and Medical Journal Publishing and Its Implications," which brought together experts in STM publishing, both producers and users of these publications, to: (1) identify the recent technical changes in publishing, and other factors, that influence the decisions of journal publishers to produce journals electronically; (2) identify the needs of the scientific, engineering, and medical community as users of journals, whether electronic or printed; (3) discuss the responses of not-for-profit and commercial STM publishers and of other stakeholders in the STM community to the opportunities and challenges posed by the shift to electronic publishing; and (4) examine the spectrum of proposals that has been put forth to respond to the needs of users as the publishing industry shifts to electronic information production and dissemination.
Table of Contents
|1 Introductory Remarks||1-2|
|2 Keynote Address||3-5|
|3 Costs of Publication||6-26|
|4 Publication Business Models and Revenue||27-45|
|5 Legal Issues in Production, Dissemination, and Use||46-66|
|6 What Is Publishing in the Future?||67-79|
|7 What Constitutes a Publication in the Digital Environment?||80-94|
|8 Symposium Wrap Up||95-104|
|Appendix A: Symposium Agenda||105-107|
|Appendix B: Speakers||108-114|
|Appendix C: Symposium Participants||115-124|
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