A journal for which the full end product is available on optical disc, over a network, or in other electronic form. Strictly, a journal in which all aspects of preparation, refereeing, assembly and distribution are carried out electronically.
An electronic journal which is published fulltext online. Search Voyager for e-journals. Email alert service Some databases permit an email alert service, or current awareness service, that can be customised to particular research needs. This service automatically advises by email of the details of any new, relevant items (journal articles, etc.) as soon as they are added to the database concerned. Please attend the library course - New Publications Alerts via email to learn how to set up an email alert, or contact a Subject Librarian for assistance. Encyclopedia A reference book, or several volumes of books, containing information on all subjects, or limited to a special field or subject. Online encyclopedias can be found in the online Reference Collection.
A journal that is published and accessed online. VUW library has subscriptions to many e-journals in addition to print journals. Many e-journal articles are fulltext while others provide an abstract only. You can view VUW e-journals via Journal Finder.
Abbreviation for an electronic journal - a periodical distributed in electronic form through the Internet, (rather than in traditional printed paper form). Dawn was interested in finding e-journals available through the web and she found an index at the University of New Mexico's Library page. Klaus faithfully searched for an e-journal for German students at the Univ. of Houston's E-Journal index page, and found an interesting journal he continues to read: Australian Journal of Educational Technology. Henry was interested in scholarly discussions of the legal implications of the Communications Decency Act and found an article of interest in the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology e-journal available on-line.
A common form of e-publication. Currently a major subject of debate, since they can offer an alternative to high-cost conventionally published scientific journals. Many e-journals are charged for by commercial publishers at subscription rates similar to their printed equivalents, or 'bundled' under expensive licensing arrangements providing access to entire journal collections. But some e-journals are freely available on open access, the cost of production being met by the producer, sometimes with, sometimes without, contributions from authors. There is now a strong movement in favour of shifting payment for e-journals from the reader (or usually, the library) to the author (or probably, the author's institution or grant-awarder), particularly in the sciences. There are arguments for and against this: the advantages of free access to readers are obvious, but the commercial publishing market has played a major role in journal development, there are substantial overseas earnings, learned societies have benefited significantly from journal royalties, and the prospects of authors being charged for publications raises all sorts of problems, especially in the arts and humanities.