Electronic Publishing, Knowledge Sharing and Open Access: A New Environment for Political Science
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In this article, we present an overview of the major changes occurring in electronic publishing, with a focus on open access. We shall argue that the notion itself of publication is undergoing a deep transformation, as it is no longer the monopoly of a limited number of specialised companies and institutions, but, through the web, it has become an option available to an infinite number of collective and individual actors.
Keywordse-research electronic publishing digital environment open access
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