Astronomical Publishing, Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Havard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Just in the last few years scientific publishing has moved rapidly away from the modes that served it well for over two centuries. As “digital natives” take over the field and rapid and open access comes to dominate the way we communicate, both scholarly journals and libraries need to adopt new business models to serve their communities.
This is best done by identifying new “added value” such as databases, full text searching, full cross indexing while at the same time retaining the high quality of peer reviewed publication.