B – The E-only Tipping Point for Journals

Johnson RK,Luther J. The E-only Tipping Point for Journals: What’s Ahead in the Print-to-Electronic Transition Zone. Washington. Association of Research Library, 2007

This report issued by the US Association of Research Libraries (ARL), in December 2007, examines the issues associated with the migration from dual-format publishing to electronic-only publication of journals.
It provides a synthetic analysis of librarian and publisher perspectives on the current state of format migration, considering the drivers toward electronic-only publishing and barriers that are slowing change. The authors provide an assessment of likely change in the near term and recommend strategic areas of focus for further work to enable change.