The impact of e-journals on the Malaysian scholarly community

Roosfa Hashim, M. A. Mohd Yahya

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Abstract

Electronic journals are a new scenario for the Malaysian scholarly community. Thus, this paper presents the positive and negative impacts of the scenario. Currently, Malaysian universities are competing with each other to be in the list of top ranked world universities. To achieve the target, academicians are under pressure to become visible by publishing their works in journals indexed by various international databases. Hence, publishing research findings in e-journals has become compulsory among the Malaysian academics. The aim of this study is to identify the impact of electronic journals on the Malaysian scholarly community. Policies implemented by Malaysian universities pertaining to the rules for publishing works in electronic journals were studied. In addition, this study focuses on the impact of electronic journals on the academician career path, promotional exercise and rewards received by Malaysian scholars. The study includes input and responses by leaders of the Academician Association and directors and editors of university presses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationELPUB 2011 - Digital Publishing and Mobile Technologies, 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
Pages158-164
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, ELPUB 2011 - Istanbul
Duration: 22 Jun 201124 Jun 2011

Other

Other15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, ELPUB 2011
CityIstanbul
Period22/6/1124/6/11

Keywords

  • Academia
  • Electronic publishing
  • Malaysia
  • Scholarly journal
  • Scholarly publishing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

Cite this

Hashim, R., & Mohd Yahya, M. A. (2011). The impact of e-journals on the Malaysian scholarly community. In ELPUB 2011 - Digital Publishing and Mobile Technologies, 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing (pp. 158-164)

The impact of e-journals on the Malaysian scholarly community. / Hashim, Roosfa; Mohd Yahya, M. A.

ELPUB 2011 - Digital Publishing and Mobile Technologies, 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. 2011. p. 158-164.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hashim, R & Mohd Yahya, MA 2011, The impact of e-journals on the Malaysian scholarly community. in ELPUB 2011 - Digital Publishing and Mobile Technologies, 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. pp. 158-164, 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, ELPUB 2011, Istanbul, 22/6/11.
Hashim R, Mohd Yahya MA. The impact of e-journals on the Malaysian scholarly community. In ELPUB 2011 - Digital Publishing and Mobile Technologies, 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. 2011. p. 158-164
Hashim, Roosfa ; Mohd Yahya, M. A. / The impact of e-journals on the Malaysian scholarly community. ELPUB 2011 - Digital Publishing and Mobile Technologies, 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. 2011. pp. 158-164
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