The death of biomedical journals

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7003.507 (Published 19 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:507
  1. George A Gellert
  1. Director of medical programmes, epidemiology, and public health Project HOPE, Millwood, VA 22646, USA

    Electronic journals supplement their paper cousins

    EDITOR,--Exaggerating rumours of the death of biomedical journals, Ronald E LaPorte and colleagues fail to acknowledge that the publishing of biomedical journals has flourished over recent decades, with more journals in circulation to a greater number of readers than ever.1 Their logic suggests that we are facing the end of paper literary history, but the development of interfaces between people and technology is rarely so linear and predictable. Indeed, the journals' success is partly driving the evolution of biomedical information systems. Why are vinyl records, which …

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