%A David J Solomon %J Medical Education Online %T Is it Time to Take the Paper Out of Serial Publication? %X The ramifications of shifting from paper to electronic serial publication are discussed in light of the recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) proposal for a comprehensive electronic archive of peer-reviewed and preprint publications. The paper evaluates six concerns that have been expressed about the conversion to a purely electronic journal system and discusses the economic impact and growing tension among authors, publishers and librarians over scholarly publication %N 7 %K electronic publishing, serial pricing crisis, copyright %V 4 %D 1999 %L cogprints2353