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Academic and Professional Publishing by Ian Borthwick, Ed Pentz, Robert Campbell

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External forces and their impacts on academic and professional publishing

Kent Anderson

Abstract:

This chapter discusses the long-term implications facing scholarly publishers and other stakeholders in academic information services owing to the fact that the Internet has made scholarly communications available to anyone with a web connection. The chapter covers emerging user expectations, issues of trust and authority, implications of social sharing, pressures on business models, the expansion of information publishing outputs, and sources of stability within the tumult of change.

Key words

Disruptive change

trust networks

social media

business models

Introduction

Of all the changes the Internet has introduced for scholarly publishers, ...

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