Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 56 Issue 4

The future of scholarly journal publishing

Charles Oppenheim, Clare Greenhalgh, Fytton Rowland

This paper provides an extensive survey of the recent literature on scholarly publishing and its conversion to the electronic medium. It then presents the results of a…

From autonomy to systems: education for the information and library professions 1986‐1999

Margaret Kinnell

It is proposed that university education for library and information professionals has become less autonomous in character and more systematised. A triangular model which…

Digital libraries and the continuum of scholarly communication

Christine L. Borgman

This article explores the relationship between scholarly communication, an established research area receiving renewed interest, and digital libraries, a relatively new…

Interaction in information searching and retrieval

Micheline Beaulieu

The paper aims to explore the concepts of interaction and interactivity presented in different theoretical models in the fields of human‐computer interaction (HCI) and…

Semiotics and evaluative bibliometrics

Blaise Cronin

The reciprocal relationship between bibliographic references and citations in the context of the scholarly communication system is examined. Semiotic analysis of…



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