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Online Journals / E-Journals Work Better Without Issue Numeration

Technical piece about ONLINE JOURNAL NUMERATION – The term (Annual, Quarterly, Monthly, etc.) have no relavance with e-journals. Date and ARTICLE NUMBER, and if possible a form of pagination (page numbers) is best.

Eric Hellman writes:

An increasingly popular alternative to publish-before-print is print-oblivious article numbering. Publishers following this practice do not assign issue numbers or page numbers, and instead assign article numbers when the version-of-record is first produced. Downstream bibliographic systems have not universally adjusted to this new practice; best paractices for article numbers are described in an NFAIS Report on Publishing Journal Articles (pdf 221KB).Eric Hellman, Go To Hellman, Nov 2009

You should read the whole article.


3 December 2009 Posted by | Digital Publishing | , | 1 Comment


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