On Scholarly Communication, from the Perspective of an Open Access Journal, First Monday

Authors

  • Edward J. Valauskas Chief Editor, First Monday

Keywords:

First Monday, open access, e-journals

Abstract

Scholarship has dramatically changed over the course of the last twenty years with the rapid expansion of digital technologies and connectivity on a global basis. This paper examines the development of a scholarly Internet-only journal, First Monday, as an exemplar of the evolution of scholarly communication in the form of journal publication. Advances in technology and their academic application suggest that more sophisticated tools will appear in the near future for institutions and researchers.

Author Biography

Edward J. Valauskas, Chief Editor, First Monday

Edward J. Valauskas is Chief Editor and Founder of First Monday. Edward has written and edited several books on computing and the Internet. He was a Shinner Fellow in the Department of Geology at the Field Museum of Natural History, a Summer Student Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at the Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution, and a graduate student in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences as well as the Graduate Library School at the University of Chicago. Edward is shown in the image above at the Field Museum of Natural History in August 1969 while a Shinner Fellow. He is pictured in the invertebrate paleontological collections of the Museum, holding a slab of fossil crinoids. This image (Negative Number GN81691) is reproduced with the kind permission of the Field Museum of Natural History. 

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Published

2015-10-26

How to Cite

Valauskas, E. J. (2015). On Scholarly Communication, from the Perspective of an Open Access Journal, First Monday. Uncommon Culture, 6(2), 28–44. Retrieved from https://uncommonculture.org/ojs/index.php/UC/article/view/6201