Bringing Journals Online

(without going through print)

Demographics and Statistics: Who's Out There and What are They Doing?

Economic Issues: Is Electronic Publishing Cheaper Than Print?

Publishing consists of a number of operations, including:

  1. Soliciting, selecting, and reviewing manuscripts
  2. Markup, layout, graphic design and other pre-publication production work
  3. Advertising
  4. Fulfillment services (including billing for orders and subscriptions)
  5. Publishing itself, which can consist of either (or both)
    1. Printing, binding, and mailing
    2. Uploading to a Web server

Of these, the first four are still necessary, regardless of the medium. The cost of these, by comparison to the cost of printing, binding, and mailing, varies quite a bit, depending on the nature of the material and the terms to which authors, editors, and staff are accustomed. In some cases, printing and mailing represents half or more of the cost of publishing; in other cases, it may represent a quarter or less.

Functional Issues: Is Electronic Publishing Better Than Print?

The answer to this question depends on the type of material and how it is produced and delivered. In the best case:

Data Standards: Publishing for Today or Tomorrow?

Tools for Electronic Publishing:

References for Further Reading


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