B – Publishing function

Singleton A. Publishing – is our love here to stay… Learned Publishing 2013;26:155-156
(doi: 10.1087/320130301)

The author examines present challenges existing to academic publishers and any kind of corporate publishing, such as: potential technological obsolence, legitimacy of publishers’ role and even of the “product” that they have been responsible for, and the rise of new systems with or without supporting business models. Journals are not principally a “product” but part of the process of scholarship and science; they are the expression of and for a community.