Over time, publishing technologies have not only influenced how people read, but also how knowledge is evaluated and authority is established. Social and mobile technologies represent relatively recent developments that have transformed the trade publishing world, but the extent to which they have affected academic publishing remains an open question. This article examines the rapid and disruptive transformations in the trade and digital publishing world, discusses how these developments have already intersected with the work of academics and considers how these changes might continue to transform the dissemination of academic research in the future.
Tappeiner, E. & Lyons, K. (2013). Technology Innovations in Publishing: New Directions in Academic and cultural communication. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 9(2), 205-214.