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Journal of Electronic Publishing
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.158
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ISSN (Print) 1080-2711
Published by Michigan Publishing Homepage  [29 journals]
  • How to Choose a Format: Consumers’ Evaluation in Choosing a Format
           for Reading Books in Norway

    • Authors: Linn-Birgit Kristensen
      Abstract: This article contributes to the discussion of digital versus physical books and sharpens focus on the consumers of books. Using mixed methods, the article explores the emotional relationship between books, information and technology and provides new insight into the importance of habits, the impact of books as symbols of status, format choice and technology acceptance. The study looks at what are determining factors when choosing a format for reading, and how e-books and physical books compare to each other. Respondents report that their ability to relax with the book is reduced when reading an e-book and that the joy and comfort of reading a book are diminished when reading on a screen. The results confirm and extend previous research in this area and suggest that emotional value should be included in technology acceptance studies for digital reading.Keywords: Physical books, e-books, adoption, technology acceptance, Digital products, mixed methods.
      PubDate: 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 1 (2019)
  • Determinants of Article Processing Charges for Medical Open Access

    • Authors: Sumiko Asai
      Abstract: For-profit subscription journal publishers recently have extended their publishing range from subscription journals to numerous open access journals, thereby strengthening their presence in the open access journal market. This study estimates the article processing charges for 509 medical open access journals using a sample selection model to examine the determinants of the charges. The results show that publisher type tends to determine whether the journal charges an article processing charge as well as the level of the charge; and frequently cited journals generally set higher article processing charges. Moreover, large subscription journal publishers tend to set higher article processing charges for their open access journals after controlling for other factors. Therefore, it is necessary to continue monitoring their activities from the viewpoint of competition policy.Keywords: Open access journal, Article processing charge, Sample selection model, Publisher
      PubDate: 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 1 (2019)
  • The Open-Factor: Toward Impact-Aligned Measures of Open-Access eBook Usage

    • Authors: E. S. Hellman
      Abstract: A statistical analysis of usage data for open-access ebooks from two different publishers and from a free ebook distribution platform indicates that open-access ebook usage is distributed following log-normal statistics, and meaningful analysis results after calculating the logarithm of the download counts. To assess usage impact from raw usage data in alignment with the goals of open-access ebook publishing, future impact analyses should use logarithm-based metrics to measure an “open-factor”.
      PubDate: 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 1 (2019)
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