The Academic Open Access E-Journal: Platform and Portal

Alex Koohang, Keith Harman
InSITE 2006  •  Volume 6  •  2006
This paper demonstrates that advanced technologies and the increasing acceptance of academic open access e-journals offer an opportunity to reconsider their form and function as a medium to enhance scholarly communication. The academic open access e-journal is envisioned as a platform and a portal within the context of an open source community including a format and functions that enable it to achieve that objective. A working model for academic open access e-journals is presented. This model is intended for open source communities involved in designing, developing, and/or improving open access academic e-journals.
Academic open access e-journals, scholarly communication, open access platforms, open access portals, open source communities
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