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Lament for a lost running order? obsolescence and academic journals

Hartley, John (2009) Lament for a lost running order? obsolescence and academic journals. M/C Journal [on line], 12(3 Obsolete).

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Abstract

This is the lead article for an issue of M/C Journal on the theme ‘obsolete.’ It uses the history of the International Journal of Cultural Studies (of which the author has been editor since 1997) to investigate technological innovations and their scholarly implications in academic journal publishing; in particular the obsolescence of the print form. Print-based elements like cover-design, the running order of articles, special issues, refereeing and the reading experience are all rendered obsolete with the growth of online access to individual articles. The paper argues that individuation of reading choices may be accompanied by less welcome tendencies, such as a decline in collegiality, disciplinary innovation, and trust.

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ID Code: 26600
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Publisher PDF removed to I drive
Keywords: obsolete, academic journals, International Journal of Cultural Studies, HERN
ISSN: 1441-2616
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 John Hartley
Deposited On: 04 Aug 2009 10:51
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 14:58

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