A version too far Handling version information

9th December 2008, by

The transition from print to electronic journals has not yet changed the way formal research papers are written, nor has it changed the versions that are key in the publication process. What has changed is the number of versions - up to 60 versions in some cases - that might intermediate the key versions, and the wider availability through repositories, of the key versions particularly, beyond those involved in the publication process. With this wider audience comes the need to understand and differentiate versions using a common terminology.

This new RSP briefing paper presents a terminology produced by the JISC VERSIONS project for describing journal articles, and provides recommendations for handling versions within digital repositories.

All Briefing Papers are available from the Publications section of the RSP Website.

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