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The Business of Digital Publishing by Frania Hall

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Developments in digital publishing for the academic market

In this chapter we will cover:

  1. The academic publishing context, focusing on the way publications play a part in the research process
  2. Development of digital products and why these first evolved around journals
  3. What current digital products look like and the challenges they face, first looking at journal services and then at monographs; this section will look in particular at the issues of open access
  4. Future developments of digital products, exploring the themes that will influence the academic publishing market going forward.

Introduction

The area of academic or scholarly publishing is another sector where the digital product is well established and has, in some areas, entirely supplanted ...

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