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Academic publishing in the information age – an editor’s observations

Simon Rogerson (Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University , Leicester, UK)

Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society

ISSN: 1477-996X

Article publication date: 8 May 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to explore the evolution of academic publishing from the traditional roots to today’s online publishing cycle which embraces many of the elements of virtual space.

Design/methodology/approach

A case study approach is adopted using the Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society to explore the revolutionary journey.

Findings

The value of using a range of virtual space facilities in tandem is assessed.

Originality/value

The paper can be used as a guide for academic editors and publishers in reaching out to the next generations of the academic population.

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Citation

Rogerson, S. (2017), "Academic publishing in the information age – an editor’s observations", Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, Vol. 15 No. 2, pp. 106-109. https://doi.org/10.1108/JICES-03-2017-0017

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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