Scholarly Communications: A History from Content as King to Content as Kingmaker

Scholarly Communications: A History from Content as King to Content as Kingmaker

by John J. Regazzi


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Scholarly Communications: A History from Content as King to Content as Kingmaker by John J. Regazzi

Scholarly Communications: A History from Content as King to Content as Kingmaker traces the development of scholarly communications from the creation of the first scientific journal through the wide diversity of professional information services today. Unlike any other book, this work is an authoritative history by the past President of Elsevier and current Professor at Long Island University, which examines the changing nature of scholarly communication throughout its history, including its research importance as well as its business value.
It specifically covers four key themes:
1.the value of scholarly content and information at various stages of it development and use;
2.the role that technology has played on the use, importance, and value of scholarly information and research communications;
3.the changing business models affecting the system of scholarly communication from the way it is produced to how it is distributed and consumed; and
4.some of the implications of mobile, cloud, and social computing technologies on the future of scholarly communications.
Attention is paid to analyzing the structural changes that the professional publishing community now faces. Regazzi examines research content as an economic good; how technology and business models have greatly affected the value of scholarly publishing; and the drivers of the future sustainability of our system of scholarly communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810890879
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/16/2015
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John J. Regazzi has spent over 40 years in the electronic information services and scholarly publishing industries, being called a “pioneer” and “true innovator” of the information industry. He has designed, launched, and managed some of the most innovative and well known information services in the professional communities including the Engineering Village, Science Direct, Scopus, and many other electronic information services dating back to the early days of the online and CD-ROM industries. Regazzi currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of the Law Logix Group, a SaaS company serving law firms and corporations, and as a Managing Director of Akoya Capital Partners, an executive-led investment bank partnering with leading CE's around the world.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Scholarly Communications – The Intersection of Research and Commerce
Chapter 2. The Scientific Journal – An Historical Perspective to Modern Times
Chapter 3. The Scholarly Book – Its Hard Times and Rise Again
Chapter 4. Secondary Publishing—From Abstracting and Indexing to Access and Information
Chapter 5. The Rise and Fall of the CD-ROM Technology
Chapter 6. The Birth of Online – the Internet and the Web Change Scholarly Communication
Chapter 7. Traditional Economics of Academic Publishing
Chapter 8. Institutional Buyers, Scholars, and Open Access: A Continuing Story
Chapter 9. Big Data, Big Science, and Social Academic Networks
Chapter 10. The Rise of Workflow Systems

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