Platform Wars: The Scholarly Journal in a Changing World

“Platforms” has become one of the leading buzzwords in scholarly publishing. Journals turn into platforms, adding a myriad of new functions to the former static journal content. Technology providers are offering solutions for any kind of website-turned-platform. Additionally, researchers are faced with a diversity of platforms on which they can read, annotate, or review content. Yet, is all this diversity increasing impact or usability? Or is it only a way of diversifying supply in order to deliver innovation?

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