The Open Journal Project

These pages last updated
3 March 1999

the project
R&D centres and publishers
produced by the project
at conferences and seminars
hosted by or accessible through the project



The following papers have been produced as part of the project:

Final views from the project

Linking PDF journals

Citation linking

Online journals

  • Web Journals Publishing: a UK Perspective, about e-journal publishing and how it has been transformed since 1996, tracing developments in the UK from two schemes funded by the Higher Education Funding Councils (first presented at the 20th annual conference of the UK Serials Group, Edinburgh, UK, April 1997, and published in the Group's journal Serials, November 1997)
  • A Survey of STM Online Journals 1990-95: the Calm before the Storm, an analysis of the state of play of electronic journal publishing at the end of 1995 (also in the Directory of Electronic Journals, Newsletters and Academic Discussion Lists, edited by D. Mogge, sixth edition, Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 1996, pp. 7-32)
    January 1996; last updated June 1998
    Citations of this survey by other online sources. Where is current interest in electronic journals heading? See this list for some pointers.

Open hypertext and the Web

Digital libraries

  • Using the World Wide Web as an Electronic Library is an alternative, less technical, digital librarian's view of open information systems (presented at the third international ELVIRA (Electronic Library and Visual Information Research) conference, Milton Keynes, UK, May 1996)

Web publishing

  • Web Publishing: Speed Changes Everything is a short viewpoint paper by one member of the project team, which was published in the Internet Kiosk section of IEEE Computer (Vol. 29, No. 8, August 1996, 91-93)
    Since the launch of the IEEE's Digital Library, you need to be a subscriber to the service to access this article. We intend to make a version of the paper accessible here

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