'Cannot predict now': the role of repositories in the future of the journal [chapter]

Sarah L. Shreeves
2009 The Future of the Academic Journal  
Repositories, whether institutional or subject-based (disciplinary), typically provide open access to preprints and final manuscripts of accepted journal articles, among other material. While repositories generally do not perform all of the traditional activities of formal publication such as peer review, editing and formatting, and, except for a few exceptions, have struggled to attract researchers to deposit articles, it is fair to ask what impact such repositories have or might evolve to
more » ... might evolve to have on the academic journal. A handful of disciplinary repositories have become loci for scholarly dissemination and interaction. Academic libraries and other institutional-based hosts of repositories are slowly gaining experience in building and maintaining the infrastructure necessary for participation in the scholarly publishing sphere. While a few libraries have
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