Scholarly Journals in the New Electronic World

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TECHNICAL andORGANIZATIONAL PROSPECTS

All the variables highlighted up to now inform our decision on the action to take and the measures to adopt. This reflection is inspired by current debate on digital publishing of scholarly corpuses and the results of experiments in the academic setting. At the same time, this reflection benefits from our experience founding and developing Érudit, a digital publishing and dissemination platform. The lessons learned so far serve as a starting point for outlining prospective digital publishing infrastructures. Those prospects are part of a much broader movement that is taking shape in a number of countries, including the United States, Canada and, soon, France.


THE DIGITAL CHALLENGE

Our challenge in digital publishing is to adopt information technology to serve scientific communication. A genuine transition to the digital environment affects the use of research results, project communication, research tools, the publisher's role and the components of the scientific

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