Scholarly Communication: The Wild & Wonderful World of Digital Tools & Services


  • Michael Upshall


Once upon a time the academic publishing process was relatively straightforward. Authors, or would-be authors, submitted articles to journals, which were peer-reviewed and then accepted for publication – or not, if they weren’t deemed noteworthy enough. As far as the author was concerned, that was pretty much it, apart from checking the page proofs. Libraries carefully kept sets of all the major journals and filed them for subsequent reference.

Contrast that with the situation today! That simple world of scholarly creation has exploded in many directions simultaneously. Pity the poor academic author, or the librarian...