Overview of content related to 'copyright' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/168/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=fytton%20rowland&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Print Journals: Fit for the Future? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/fytton <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Do authors choose to appear in print journals for the wrong reasons? Do print journals continue for the wrong reasons? In short, are print research journals a corrupt form of scholarly communication? We asked <a href="/issue7/fytton#author1">Fytton Rowland</a> to provide a defence of the traditional scholarly journal. In our next journal we shall provide a <a href="../issue8/harnad/">perspective from the other side</a> of the debate.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 id="The_four_functions_of_the_scholarly_journal">The four functions of the scholarly journal</h3> <p>It has been recognised for many years (Ziman, 1968 <a href="#fn1">[1]</a>; <a name="two"></a>Ravetz, 1973<a href="#fn2">[2]</a>; <a name="three"></a>Meadows, 1980 <a href="#fn3">[3]</a>) that the dissemination of information is not the sole function of the scholarly journal literature. The paradoxical survival of this apparently archaic form of literature has depended on its multiple functions, which are essential to the orderly functioning of a scholarly community. The four chief functions are:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/fytton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 feature article fytton rowland elsevier hefce massachusetts institute of technology university of cambridge university of manchester archives copyright data dissemination higher education hypertext intellectual property licence multimedia preservation research Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 233 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk