Science Journals Go Wired

Science  09 Feb 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5250, pp. 764
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5250.764

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The on-line journals that publishers are launching by the hundreds are transforming science communication by turning journals into perpetual electronic seminars and weaving them into a single interconnected database. This two-part report also examines a trend that may threaten established publishers: the rise of free, on-line preprint archives and efforts to transform them into low-cost, fully refereed journals. The full text also provides hot-links to relevant sites.