An online magazine is a magazine published on the Internet , through bulletin board systems and other forms of public computer networks. One of the first magazines to convert from a print magazine Datamation .
Some online magazines distributed through the World Wide Web call themselves webzines .  An ezine (also spelled e-zine ) is a more specialized term appropriately used for small magazines and newsletters distributed by any electronic method, for example, by electronic mail (e-mail / email, see Zine ). Some social groups may use the terms cyberzine and hyperzine when referring to electronically distributed resources. Similarly, some online magazines may refer to themselves as “electronic magazines” or “e-magazines” to reflect their readership.
An online magazine shares some features with a blog and also with online newspapers , but can usually be distinguished by its approach to editorial control. Magazines typically have editors or editorial boards that review and perform a quality control function to ensure that all materials meet the expectations of the publishers (those investing time or money in its production) and readership.
Many large print-publishers now provide digital reproduction of their print magazine titles through various online services for a fee. These service providers also refer to their collections of these digital format products as well as to digital magazines.
Some online publishers-have Begun publishing in multiple digital formats,  or dual digital formats , That May include HTML That Both look like traditional web pages and Flash versions That APPEAR more like traditional magazines with digital flipping of pages.
Online magazines representing the subjects of interest in societies for academic subjects, science, trade or industry are typically referred to as online journals .
Many general interest online magazine Provide free access to all aspects of Their happy ALTHOUGH Some online publishers -have under the opt to require a subscription fee to access premium online section and / or multi-media happy. Online magazines may generate revenue, search ads, online ads advertising , affiliate marketing, classified advertising, product purchase capabilities, advertiser directory links, or alternative informational / commercial purpose.
The original online magazines, e-zines and disk magazines , or diskmags, due to their low cost and initial non-mainstream targets, can be seen as a disruptive technology to traditional publishing houses. The high cost of print publication and large Web readership has encouraged these publishers to embrace the World Wide Web as a marketing and content delivery system and another medium for delivering their advertisers’ messages.
In the late 1990s, e-zine publishers began adapting to the interactive and informative qualities of the Internet instead of simply duplicating print magazines on the web. Publishers of traditional print titles and entrepreneurs with an eye to a potential readership in the millions started publishing online titles. Salon.com , founded in July 1995 by David Talbot, was launched with considerable media exposure and today 5.8 million monthly unique visitors. In the 2000s, some webzines started appearing in a printed format.
- Video magazine
- Digital edition
- List of online magazine archives
- News site
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It’s amazing how inexpensive a publication, editing, design, paper, ink, or postage.