E-Journals of the respondents had published in

E-Journals are a
vital source of information for academic, research  and 
development. The advantages of the electronic journals are easy,
‘anywhere anytime’ accessibility, sharability, hyperlink facility to related
texts, cost effectiveness and obviation of the storage problem encountered in
the case of print journals. Many Open Source E-Journals are available through
Internet also. 

E-journals are
becoming popular among users due to their various advantages over print
journals. These e-journals are available to users through various modes. The electronic
journals can be accessed through different ways such as through Library
websites,  Publishers websites, Search Engines,
Subject Gateways, Subject Portals, etc. these e-journals are available in the
form of CD, DVD or any other storage devices; and library consortium etc.

We Will Write a Custom Essay Specifically
For You For Only $13.90/page!


order now

Garg and Pateria
(2010) are e-journals categorized into three categories:  Subscription based, Open Access and Consortia
based, in accordance with their modes of availability.  Subscription based journals may have some
papers on open access. Likewise, consortia based journals are basically
subscription based journals and when they are subscribed by a group of
libraries by forming a consortium, they are called consortia based journals.

REVIEW   

Bar-Illan and
Fink (2005) surveyed carried out on the use of printed and electronic journals
in a science library and showed that use of electronic journals are increased
with time; age and or academic position was inversely related to the use of
electronic media and journals; there was a graduate reduction in the use of
printed journals as users preferred and used the electronic format more
frequently; The use of a journal was not necessarily an indication of the
preference of users. Accessibility and desktop access, home access, ease of
retrieval, and hyperlinks to outside content were the advantages of electronic
journals and the disadvantage of electronic journals mentioned were the lack of
back issues and problems with reading a text from the computer screen.

Omotayo (2011)
finding shows that majority of respondents prefer electronic journals than traditional
print journals. All respondents were of the opinion that use will continue to
increase in the coming years. It showed that only 35% of the respondents had
published in electronic journals.

Kickuk (2010) study
on his “Electronic collection growth: an academic library case study”, noted
that “many academic library staff express feelings of being overwhelmed or
frustrated by the rapid growth and violability associated with electronic
collection and their impact on public and technical services.” This is consequent
upon the rate at which the library acquires E-Resources. The author undertook
the study in order to analyse the growth of E-Journals and E-Resources and the
internal and external impacts. The implication of this study for academic
libraries is that the growth of E-Resources needs to be properly managed if
users must enjoy the full potential offered by the use of the resources.