http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Jennifer Howard, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scholars continue to get more comfortable with e-only journals, and they increasingly get access to the material they want via digital channels, including internet search engines and more specific discovery tools provided by academic libraries. (This is an article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, America’s leading higher education publication. It is presented here under an agreement with University World News.)
When it comes time to publish their own research, though, academics still seek out journals with the highest prestige and the widest readership in their fields, whether or not those journals are electronic and make articles free online. Read more...