Electronic scientific, technical, and medical journal publishing and its implications : report of a symposium / Committee on Electronic Scientific, Technical, and Medical Journal Publishing, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, Policy and Global Affairs Division, the National Academies.
"The Symposium on Electronic Scientific, Technical, and Medical Journal Publishing and Its Implications ... was held May 19-20, 2003, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C."--Preface (p. viii).
"This report is based on excerpts from the symposium Proceedings that the committee found particularly useful to highlight ... The report does not cover all the issues that a more comprehensive study might consider, since it is limited only to the topics discussed during the symposium"--Preface (p. viii-ix).
Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction -- Costs of publication -- publication business models and revenue -- Legal issues in the production, dissemination, and use of the journal literature -- What is publishing in the future? -- What constitutes a publication in the digital environment? -- Symposium wrap-up.