Answered By: Juliet Marconi
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2017     Views: 12

eJournal is a contraction of electronic journal. May also be referred to as:

  • electronic or online journal
  • electronic or online serial / magazine / periodical

An eJournal or online journal is an internet accessible or electronic version of a print journal publication. In some cases, an electronic version may be the only version of a journal (ie digital born publications).

Journals are usually published on a regular basis, eg monthly, bimonthly, annually, etc. Many journals will have a ISSN - International Standard Serial Number. This unique number helps with identifying a specific journal (or serial) publication. An eJournal ISSN may be different to the print journal ISSN.

While some eJournals may be free online or "open access", many are not. Subscriptions for eJournals are usually paid on an annual basis and the subscription then provides access to full text of the articles they publish. Full text content from eJournals may be available in HTML and / or PDF formats.

How do you access eJournals?

  • All Queensland Health staff have access to range of eJournals via Clinical Knowledge Network CKN (login required for off-site access)
  • If the eJournal is not available via CKN, then CHHHS and TCHHS staff can request articles via LKC; other QH staff should contact their local QH library
  • JCU staff and students have access to a wide range of eJournals via the JCU Library website (login required)

For more information see following links.

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