Towards Electronic Journals: Realities for Scientists, Librarians, and Publishers
Communication patterns are part of a function of requirements for channel attributes such as information content accuracy, comprehensiveness and currentness, as well as, availability, accessibility, and costs. Because information needs and requirements differ, scientific communication has evolved into the multitude of modes, channels, distribution means, and media-each establishing an important niche in an array of communication processes that help scientists more effectively create, communicate, and use scientific information.
Carol Tenopir and Donald W. King. Towards Electronic Journals: Realities for Scientists, Librarians, and Publishers. Washington, D. C.: Special Libraries Association, 2000.