Scholarly Communication in Science and Engineering Research in Higher Education

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Stay on top with the latest developments in scientific and technical journal publications! In Scholarly Communication in Science and Engineering Research in Higher Education, experts in the academic community propose cost-effective alternatives to commercial publications to offset increased journal prices despite having smaller budgets. This book discusses recent technological innovations that can maintain the needs of researchers who need to stay on the cutting edge of science and technology as well as scholars who must be published and peer-reviewed in order to achieve tenure and promotion. This text also examines the latest developments in information retrieval that will effectively cut time and costs for academic researchers in the library. Scholarly Communication in Science and Engineering Research in Higher Education focuses on the need for the academic community to accept new, economical methods of producing and making available publications such as peer reviews, research papers, letters, technical and experiment reports, preprints, and conference papers. This volume also emphasizes that scientists and engineers-whether graduate students or professionals-must have access to the latest relevant research in their fields and rely on libraries to provide it. Several chapters in this book examine the problem areas of information technology that will need to be fixed, such as bottlenecks to the flow of information, difficulties using information retrieval systems, and the challenges with archiving electronic journals. Using research and case studies, this book offers strategies for obtaining benefits such as: more efficient and inexpensive ways to access and navigate information more cost-effective means of authentication and quality control new initiative programs in electronic theses and dissertations to assist graduate students increased dissemination and access for conference papers at significantly less cost alternative

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Ellis Mount
VALUABLE. . . The ideas in this book will undoubtedly be widely accepted as vital to the goal of better utilization of what is already available. The book also provides an excellent summary of the types of tools and systems still awaiting wider recognition. . . . A VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE STUDY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH.—President, Mount Data Services; Editor, Sci-Tech Book News; Author, Mapped for Murder
Judith Siess
AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT AN IMPORTANT ISSUE. . . . Each chapter builds on the one before. The first section presents some very interesting and promising solutions to the problems of scholarly publishing. The chapter on the role of the scientific literature is especially good. The chapter on the critical issue of digital archiving is comprehensive.—Publisher/Editor, The One-Person Library newsletter
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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Can Peer Review Be Better Focused?
  • The Future of Scientific and Technical Journals
  • The eScholarlship Repository: A University of California Response to the Scholarly Communication Crisis
  • Conference Proceedings at Publishing Crossroads
  • Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Enhancing Scholarly Communication and the Graduate Student Experience
  • Chemistry Journals: Cost-Effectiveness, Seminal Titles and Exchange Rate
  • The Role of Scientific Literature in Electronic Scholarly Communication
  • Scholarly Communication in Flux: Entrenchment and Opportunity
  • Issues and Concerns with the Archiving of Electronic Journals
  • User Expectations and the Complex Reality of Online Research Efforts
  • Bibliometric and Bibliographic Analysis in an Era of Electronic Scholarly Communication
  • Citation Patterns of Advanced Undergraduate Students in Biology, 2000-2002
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included
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