Kurata K, et al. Electronic journals and their unbundled functions in scholarly communication: Views and utilization by scientific, technological and medical researchers in Japan. Information Processing & Management 2007; 43(5):1402-1415
These days electronic journals are in common use in scholarly communication and we can say that scholarly communication is much dependent on electronic resources even if it would be too simplistic to say that it is greatly dependent on them. The purpose of this article is to show the position of electronic journals in scholarly communication based on Japanese researchers’ information, behavior and estimation. The main result is that even if their recognition has begun to change and thei are shifting to electronic resources, researchers still rely on traditional scholarly journals for accessing information and publication.