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E-journal: Delayed but Still a Force

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Science  09 Aug 1996:
Vol. 273, Issue 5276, pp. 734
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5276.734


Technical and administrative snags have slowed the debut of the first purely electronic physics journal, which was designed to take advantage of the convenience and cost savings of purely electronic submissions, refereeing, and publishing. Now 6 months late, it may never see daylight. But the prospect of this radical new journal has prompted changes among traditional physics publications, accelerating their own efforts to go online and rethink their futures.