- Looks at a fast moving and vital area for academics and publishers- Contains contributions from leading international figures from universities and publishers
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1. Introduction 2. Changing knowledge ecologies and the transformation of the scholarly journal 3. Sustaining the 'Great Conversation': the future of scholarly and scientific journals 4. Academic journals in a context of distributed knowledge 5. Business models in journals publishing 6. The growth of journals publishing 7. The post-Gutenberg open access journal 8. How the rise of open access is altering journal publishing 9. Gold open access: the future of the academic journal 10. The future of copyright: what are the pressures on the present system? 11. Journals ranking and impact factors: how the performance of journals is measured 12. The role of repositories in the future of the journal 13. The role of the academic library 14. Doing medical journals differently: Open Medicine, open access and academic freedom 15. The Elsevier Article of the Future project: a novel experience of online reading 16. The future of Latin American academic journals 17. The status and future of the African journal 18. Academic journals in China: past, present and future
Dr Bill Cope is Research Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA and Director of Common Ground Publishing. He is the co-author or editor of a number of books, including, with Angus Phillips, The Future of the Book in the Digital Age, also published by Chandos, in 2006.
Angus Phillips is Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies and Head of the Publishing Department at Oxford Brookes University. He worked for a number of years as a non-fiction editor at Oxford University Press and now acts as a consultant to publishing companies in the UK and internationally.