Medicine And Books

Journal Publishing

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 14 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1773
  1. Alex Williamson, publishing director
  1. Specialist Journals, BMJ Publishing Group

    Gillian Page, Robert Campbell, Jack Meadows Cambridge University Press, £35, pp 407 ISBN 0 521 44137 4

    As far as journal publishing is concerned, I am an optimist. It feels good to know that others share that optimism, in particular Page, Campbell, and Roberts and their publishers. If they did not, why this book? If we are to believe some of the Jonahs around it is not an electronic revolution that journal publishing is facing but apocalypse now. There are those (La Porte and Harnad among them) who feel that the advent of the internet and world wide web heralds the end …

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