Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

By Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Version 64: 10/17/2006

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The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet.

The Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals, by the same author, provides much more in-depth coverage of the open access movement and related topics (e.g., disciplinary archives, e-prints, institutional repositories, open access journals, and the Open Archives Initiative) than SEPB does. The "Open Access Webliography" complements the OAB, providing access to a number of Websites related to open access topics.

Announcements for new versions of SEPB are distributed on PACS-P, SEPW, and other mailing lists.

An archive of prior versions of the bibliography is available.

An article about the development and utilization of SEPB has been published in The Journal of Electronic Publishing.

Picture of Paul Peters In memory of Paul Evan Peters (1947-1996), founding Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information, whose visionary leadership at the dawn of the Internet era fostered the development of scholarly electronic publishing.

Copyright © 1996-2006 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr. Photograph of Paul Evan Peters used with the permission of the Coalition for Networked Information.

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The author and the University of Houston Libraries make no warranty of any kind, either express or implied, for information in the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, which is provided on an "as is" basis. The author and the University of Houston Libraries do not assume and hereby disclaim any liability to any party for any loss or damage resulting from the use of information in the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography.

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Bailey, Charles W., Jr. Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography. Houston: University of Houston Libraries, 1996-2006. <URL:>.