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The future of scientific publishing

EuroIntervention 2019;15:140-146. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV15I2A28

1. Imperial College and Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, London, United Kingdom, University of Zurich, Center for Molecular Cardiology and Editorial Office, European Heart Journal, Zurich Heart House, Zurich, Switzerland
The beginning

Scientific publishing began thousands of years ago when the Greek philosophers started to write books about the creation of the world and the position of humans in it. Initially, philosophical thoughts and scientific concepts and discoveries were published in books and only much later in papers. Scientific journals, in the proper sense, are more recent and were developed in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Since then, the number of scientific journals has increased tremendously with an ever increasing number of journals appearing worldwide publishing over 2.5 million papers annually. Indeed, it is anticipated that, with the rise in ...

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