B – Limitations on the publishing of scientific research

Meadows J. Limitations on the publishing of scientific research. In: de Leeuw K, Bergstra J (Ed.). The History of Information Security. A Comprehensive Handbook. Elsevier; 2007. p. 29-51

Journals have played an important part in encouraging greater openness to scientific research but they also impose restrictions on publication since editors and referees decide what research should be published. Restrictions are also on journal access and use due to financial limitations and copyright. Books and report literature are often difficult to access as well. Developments in electronic communication should improve access to research information.