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This article is a revised version of a talk given at the ALPSP seminar of the same name in February 2005. The current state of play with electronic-only ('e-only') journals is reviewed, along with some data on the different ways print and electronic editions are used. The drivers for and against a move to e-only journals are discussed, including economic and commercial issues, long-term access and preservation, and the growing divergence between the capabilities of print and electronic journals.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: July 1, 2005

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  • Editor in Chief: Pippa Smart
    North American Editor: Judy Luther

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