Electronic Publishing, Scholarly Communication, and the Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education

Dianne Conrad

Abstract


Although in some parts of the academic community the popularity of electronic journals allows research to be conducted almost exclusively online, the social sciences, of which education is a part, have generally been slower to accept the electronic publishing (e-publishing) of journals and research data. Using a nationally distributed questionnaire, the readership of the Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education was asked to provide input on this topic. The discussion paper that follows presents the results of that questionnaire, framing them within the issues that underlie academic journals' decisions to move to e-publishing formats. As a Forum contribution, this paper is intended to generate response or discussion.

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