The Implications of Information Technology for Scientific Journal Publishing: A Literature Review


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Rita R. Colwell

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Ronald S. Fecso
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Eileen L. Collins
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Suggested Citation top
National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, The Implications of Information Technology for Scientific Journal Publishing: A Literature Review, NSF 03-323, Project Director, Eileen L. Collins, NSF/SRS; Authors Amy Friedlander and Rändi S. Bessette, Science Applications International Corporation (Arlington, VA 2003).

June 2003

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This publication was written by Amy Friedlander and Rändi S. Bessette while at the Center for Information Strategy and Policy at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Dr. Friedlander is now Special Projects Associate at the Council on Library and Information Resources and Dr. Bessette is employed by the U.S. Department of Defense. The work was performed under a grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS). Overall direction and guidance were provided by Eileen L. Collins, Project Director, SRS; Mary J. Frase, Deputy Division Director, SRS; and Lynda T. Carlson, Division Director, SRS. Ronald S. Fecso, Chief Statistician, SRS, and Jeri M. Mulrow, Senior Methodologist/Survey Statistician, SRS, supplied thoughtful and thorough statistical review.

Thanks for technical insight and review of the draft report are due William Y. Arms, Cornell University; Mark Frankel, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Rachelle Hollander, National Science Foundation; Rob Kling, Indiana University; and Hal Varian, University of California–Berkeley. Thanks also are due Jeffrey R. Cooper, Director of the Center for Information Strategy and Policy, SAIC, for his assistance with the pricing and business models material in section III; and Richard Love, a lawyer with SAIC who specializes in intellectual property rights, for his assistance with the material in section III on that topic.

Valuable contributions and insights came from Nita Congress, who performed the technical editing of the manuscript and Rolfe Larson who supervised the editorial process. Tanya R. Gore of the Information and Technology Services Program of SRS undertook copyediting, processing, and final composition of the report. John R. Gawalt, Director of the SRS Information and Technology Services Program, and Peg Whalen and the rest of the Web team handled electronic publication.

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