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Thoughts on revolutionising scholarly publishing in the digital age

Wednesday, 1 March 2017 9:29:32 a.m.

The following key issues, according to Mal Booth, University Librarian, need to be dealt with if we are ever to substantially improve, let alone revolutionise, academic publishing: speed (to access); improved reach (wider audience, not just the privileged); transparency of process; openness (for access); an expectation to use multi-media (sound, video, images); appropriate metrics; better facility and recognition for collaboration across disciplines; and interactivity.



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