Electronic articles are articles in scholarly journals or magazines that can be accessed via electronic transmission. They are a specialized form of electronic document , with a specialized content, purpose, format, metadata , and availability-they consist of individual articles from scholarly journals or magazines (and now sometimes research and study, they are formatted approximately like printed journal articles, the metadata is entered into specialized databases, such as the Directory of Open Access Journalsas well as the databases for the discipline, and they are predominantly available through academic libraries and special libraries , generally at a fixed charge.
Electronic products can be found in online -only journals (ultimate) goal in the 21st century aussi They Have Become common as online versions of items That APPEAR aussi in printed journals. The practice of publishing an electronic version of an article before it is sometimes called an epub ahead of print , particularly in PubMed .  
The term can also be used for the electronic versions of less formal publications, such as online archives, working papers, archives of universities, government agencies, private and public think tanks and institutes and private websites. In many academic areas, specialized bibliographic databases are available online.
Most commercial sites are subscription- based, or allow pay-per-view access. Many universities subscribe to electronic journals to provide access to their students and faculty, and it is also possible for individuals to subscribe. An increasing number of journals are now available with open access, requiring no subscription. Most working paper archives and personal items are homepages are free, as are collections in institutional repositories and subject repositories .
The most common formats of transmission are HTML , PDF, and specialized fields like mathematics and physics, TeX and PostScript .
- Academic publishing
- Electronic newspaper
- Scholarly article
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