eJournalist : Volume Eleven, Number Two Reply

This edition of eJournalist offers an eclectic collection of contemporary journalism research.

eJournalist is a free, open access refereed academic journal analysing journalism. It was created more than a decade ago, to allow a globalised interchange of ideas.

You are free to search the eJournalist  for sources which might aid your studies or research. Copyright for all material resides with the authors. We only ask that you properly attribute their work, through references and in your bibliographies, if you choose to use it.

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eJournals for academics 1

Academic publishing is an unnecessary burden on taxpayers in the age of the web, according to Oliver Hartwich, a research fellow at the right wing Centre for Independent Studies.
Writing in the Australian, Hartwich argued that many text journals were written and produced at Australian taxpayer expense, delivered to publishers, who then sold them to a very limited audience indeed. He might of added that the audience usually included the academics own libraries, which then bought the high price journals so that the academics fee paying students could have access to their ideas. Academics should publish online, he said.
I agree.
The refereed, online journal,eJournalist,which we produce, celebrates its tenth anniversary next year. It has an international board and if you check the sitemeter, a modest but widespread audience. Its connected to the Directory of Open Access Journals which references more than 4,000 journals.