Role of electronic journals in health sciences

Malattiri, Radha (2004) Role of electronic journals in health sciences. In: MLAI 2004 National Convention, 9-11 December 2004, Chennai, India.

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Innovative technology has been instrumental in rapid transfer of information and ideas in this rapidly evolving world. Electronic journals bring enormous benefits to its users. These include easy accessibility, affordability, storage facility and potential for quick and easy submission of abstracts for consideration of publication. This system is by no means perfect. We undertook this study to compare the advantages and disadvantages of the print version and e-journals of all the journals to which our library had subscribed. Conclusions were drawn from this and key issues arising from the growth of electronic information were also addressed. Modern information technology has revolutionized exchange of medical information. This has helped scientists and clinicians working in remote places to keep abreast with the recent advances in their respective fields by enabling them to access the information at the press of a button. These ongoing changes, which have resulted in virtual libraries and in the creation of electronic journals, are threatening the very existence of print- media.

EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Health Science, Journals, Electronic Age, E-Journals
Subjects:Information Science > Communications Media
Information Science > Medical Informatics
Information Science > Library Science
Information Science > Publishing
ID Code:1327
Deposited By:Mrs Radha Malattiri
Deposited On:31 January 2006

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