JCU Library and Information Services purchases subscriptions to journals and periodicals in both online and physical formats. This form of academic research literature is celebrating an anniversary in 2015.
According to Force11, 2015 marks the 350th anniversary of the publishing of the first scientific journal - by the Royal Society of London.
The Force 11 webpage posed two interesting questions:
- Is the scholarly article still fit for its purpose in this data-driven world, with new interdisciplinary methodologies and increasing automation?
- What can we learn from 350 years of successful and continuous publication of peer-reviewed science in the face of changing scholarly practice?