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  • 1. E - JOURNALS By Natasha Gandhi MLISc.10/9/2012 2012-13 1
  • 2. CONTENTSIntroductionNomenclatureAccessFeaturesAdvantagesDisadvantagesExamplesConclusion10/9/2012 2
  • 3. INTRODUCTIONThe word journal comes from the Anglo – French term Jurnal, was first used in the 15th century.A journal is a periodical dealing especially with matters of current interest.Journals that are available in an electronic format are known as e-Journals.10/9/2012 3
  • 4. DEFINITIONAccording to The Harrods Librarians Glossary, an e- journal is “A journal for which the full end product is available on optical disc, over a network or in any other electronic from.”10/9/2012 4
  • 5. The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science defines e-Journal as: “A journal is a periodical especially one containing scholarly article and/or disseminating current information on research and development in a particular subject field. If this task is done by and electronic media then it may be called e-Journal.”10/9/2012 5
  • 6. NOMENCLATURE OF E-JOURNALSE-Journals are known today bydifferent names such as:Online JournalsElectronic SerialsElectronic PeriodicalsVirtual Journals andDigital Serials10/9/2012 6
  • 7. ACCESS OF E-JOURNALSE-Journals can be accessed online or inthe form of a CD. The online versionhas:Online–only journalsOnline version of printed journalsOnline equivalent of print journals with additional multimedia material.10/9/2012 7
  • 8. The online version of e-Journals can be accessible throughSubscriptionPay per view orOpen access10/9/2012 8
  • 9. The e-journals can be accessed in three ways: Remote access From the library server Access through databases10/9/2012 9
  • 10. E-Journal database10/9/2012 10
  • 11. FEATURES OF E-JOURNALSAccess issuesWeb presentationSearchabilityLikability to, from, within and between articlesInteractivity and customisation10/9/2012 11
  • 12. ADVANTAGESAid in scholarly workProvision of better accessCreation of archivesUnique facilities10/9/2012 12
  • 13. DISADVANTAGESDifficulty in reading computer screensCoverageArchivingPerishable citation10/9/2012 13
  • 14. DISADVANTAGES contd.AuthenticityIgnoring PDF filesRequirement of skilled manpowerTechnology10/9/2012 14
  • 15. EXAMPLESE-journals can be bought either singularly or through a database.A database will contain a package of e-resources such as e-books and e- Journals.10/9/2012 15
  • 16. Some of the E-Journals that can be bought singularly are: Indian Journal of Cancer The Indian Journal of Pediatrics Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging  Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine10/9/2012 16
  • 17. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine10/9/2012 17
  • 18. Certain databases offer e-Journals as one of the e resources to the library. They can be open access or subscribed.The open access databases provide access to e-Journals free of cost.Few examples of databases are 1. DOAJ 2. JSTOR10/9/2012 18
  • 19. The subscribed databases offer e- Journals at a subscription rate. Some of the subscribed databases are: 1. PROQuest Science 2. SciFinder Scholar 3. Emerald 4. EBSCO 5. MEDLARS10/9/2012 19
  • 20. SNDT WOMENS LIBRARY The SNDT Women’s Library, Churchgate, subscribes to around 58 e- Journals and e-Journal databases. Under the UGC – INFONET scheme, the library subscribes to 5 e-journal databases namely1. Cambridge University Press,2. Emerald3. JCCC4. Engineering – INDEST consortium and5. IEL Digital Library.10/9/2012 20
  • 21. The library also subscribes singularly to many national and international e- Journals such as 1. Economic and Political Weekly 2. Journal of Developing Societies 3. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 4. Studies in History10/9/2012 21
  • 22. 1. LISA Plus Database,2. World Digital Libraries: An International Journal3. Psychology and Developing Societies,4. International Labor Review,5. Journal of Health Management10/9/2012 22
  • 23. CONCLUSIONE-journals are scholarly journals or intellectual magazines that can be accessed via electronic transmission.They are the electronic version of the traditional journals with additional features.They form an important part of the scholars research material.10/9/2012 23
  • 24. THANK YOU10/9/2012 24