Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
Version 80: 10/30/2011
15th Year of Publication

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The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) presents over 3,800 selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. The bibliography covers a wide range of topics, such as digital copyright, digital libraries, digital preservation, digital repositories, e-books, e-journals, license agreements, metadata, and open access.

Most sources have been published from January 1, 1990 through October 30, 2011; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works. Such links, even to publisher versions and versions in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories, are subject to change. URLs may alter without warning (or automatic forwarding) or they may disappear altogether. Inclusion of links to works on authors' personal websites is highly selective. Note that e prints and published articles may not be identical. SEPB versions are cumulative.

The bibliography does not include digital media works (such as MP3 files), editorials, e mail messages, letters to the editor, daily newspaper articles, presentation slides or transcripts, or weblog postings.

The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography was established on October 25, 1996.

An archive of all versions of the bibliography is available. The PDF annual editions (2006-2010) are also available. You can also download a compressed file (.zip) that includes all versions of the bibliography.

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

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.

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"SEP [Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography] is compiled with utter professionalism. It reminds me of the work of the best artisans who know not only every item that leaves their workshops, but each component used to create them—providing the ideal quality control. . . . The selection of items is impeccable. I have yet to find journal articles irrelevant to the scope of the bibliography. SEP could be used as a benchmark in evaluating abstracting/indexing databases that proudly claim to have coverage of electronic publishing, but do not come close to SEP." Jacsó, Péter. "Peter's Picks & Pans." ONLINE 27, no. 3 (2003): 73-76. (Full review)

This bibliography portal demonstrates that citation lists continue to play a role in research, in spite of the availability of powerful Web and digital library search engines and the near-extinction of print bibliography publishing. Summing Up: Recommended. — J. A. Buczynski, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 45, no. 1 (1997): 58.

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Bailey, Charles W., Jr. Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography. Houston: Digital Scholarship, 1996-2011.