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E-journals, also known as electronic journals or online journals, are scholarly journals that can be accessed electronically, usually via the Internet. Access is often limited to “subscribers,” which can be either individuals or institutions (e.g., libraries) that pay a fee, usually via an annual subscription cost or a pay-per-view model. Most e-journals are online versions of their original print journal counterpart, converted and delivered as articles in PDF (portable document format) form, which is an electronic image of the print journal and maintains the same text formatting and graphics as the analog version. Some e-journals only offer or also offer HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) versions of their articles. This entry first discusses the background of e-journals and package subscriptions for e-journals. It then discusses ...

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