Transforming scholarly communication: A Monash University perspective
reportposted on 30.08.2016, 01:58 by Cathrine Harboe-ReeCathrine Harboe-Ree
New technologies have dramatically altered scholarly publishing and communication over the past decade, and have considerable potential to deliver further transformation and innovation. The traditional system of publishing peer reviewed print journals is said to have been in existence, largely unchanged, since the 17th Century. In a little over a decade the basic publishing medium, at least for scholarly journals, has swung from print to electronic, and there are now many institutions and researchers experimenting with new ways of disseminating their research findings outside the formal publishing model, especially through the establishment of electronic publishing channels of their own, and through the development of institutional repositories of research publications.