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Effective and efficient communication via electronic scientific articles

In this chapter, we determine the requirements that the structure of an article has to fulfil in order to satisfy the needs of the scientists. In section 2.1, we analyse the characteristics of scientific communication via articles. In section 2.2, we formulate the basic requirements for scientific communication via articles, specifying an `interactants profile' of the scientists involved in it. The intrinsic characteristics of electronic publishing are discussed in section 2.3, in terms of the impact that the new medium may have on the fulfilment of the requirements. This leads to the formulation of `communication criteria' for the structure of electronic scientific articles in section 2.4.