Blog to the Future?
A variety of current developments are creating questions over present models of publishing and scholarly communication. Will new journals continue to be launched? Will open access developments such as subject or institutional repositories reach a tipping point at which libraries will start to cancel journal subscriptions? Is the journal article too static a mechanism, by comparison to the ways in which scholars are able to interact using blogs and wikis? Steadily emerging is a new future for the journal as part of an overall network of knowledge creation and scholarly communication.
Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes, has published an article entitled ‘Blog to the Future?’, about the future of journals publishing, in the October 2010 issue of the Journal of Scholarly Publishing.
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