Oppenheim Review of Tenopir & King (2000)

From: Stevan Harnad <harnad_at_coglit.ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 21:06:13 +0000

The following review of Tenopir & King (2000a,b) on Electronic Journals
has just been published in Psycoloquy (retrievable at the URLs


        Tenopir, Carol, and Donald W. King (2000b) Precis of: "Towards
        Electronic Journals." PSYCOLOQUY 11(084)

        ABSTRACT: This precis of "Towards Electronic Journals" (Tenopir
        & King 2000) focuses mostly on scientists' perspective as
        authors and readers, how changes over the years by publishers
        and librarians have affected scientists, and what they should
        expect from electronic journal and digital journal article
        databases. We describe some myths concerning scholarly journals
        and attempt to assess the future in a realistic manner. Most of
        our primary data involves U.S. scientists, libraries and
        publishers, but much of the secondary data is from a European
        perspective, which shows few differences.

        Tenopir, Carol, and Donald W. King (2000a) Towards Electronic
        Journals: Realities for Scientists, Librarians, and
        Publishers. Washington, D.C.: Special Libraries Association.


Oppenheim, C. (2000) Time for a timelier analysis of electronic
developments title.

    ABSTRACT: Although Tenopir and King (Tenopir & King ,2000a)have put
    in enormous effort pulling together scattered strands of research
    and consultancy, the book fails to give serious consideration to
    the more innovative ideas regarding the future of scholarly journal
    publishing, and too many of the results reported are out of date.
    Nonetheless, the book is recommended as the first comprehensive
    overview of the economics of, and the author and reader habits of,
    scholarly journals.
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